Articles tagged with: Extreme weather attribution

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Financial Post commentary jumps to unsupported conclusions in claiming “climate change isn’t causing extreme weather”

in Financial Post, by Ross McKitrick

— 13 Jun 2019

"This article is misleading since it confuses changes in climate change impacts with changes in climate and weather extremes and it subjectively selects examples that support its m..

Washington Post story puts recent weather extremes in accurate climate change context

in The Washington Post, by Joel Achenbach, Angela Fritz

— 31 Jul 2018

"This article accurately describes the broader climate context of recent heat extremes throughout the Northern Hemisphere. There are a couple spots where specific claims are somewh..

The Atlantic accurately explores climate context for Tropical Storm Harvey

in The Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer

— 29 Aug 2017

"A well written article that captures the essence of our understanding that under climate change storms will likely bring more rainfall. In the case of Harvey, all we can say is th..

Analysis of “Disasters like Louisiana floods will worsen as planet warms, scientists warn”

in The Guardian, by Oliver Milman

— 18 Aug 2016

"this article does a good job reporting on the recent floods in Lousiana and, more generally, the climate-change-induced changes in the water cycle that underlie scientists' concer..

Analysis of “What science can tell us about the links between global warming and massive heat waves”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 26 Jul 2016

"This is a well-written article that provides a good overall discussion around the connection between climate change and the ongoing US heat wave. In the absence of a specific even..

Analysis of “How Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane on record so quickly”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 27 Oct 2015

"A well written and balanced article that draws on a range of scientific opinion from well-established climate scientists, hurricane specialists and forecasters. The article provid..

Analysis of “South Carolina flooding is the type of event climate scientists have warned about for years”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 10 Oct 2015

"It's tricky to evaluate the contribution of climate change to a particular weather event, but generally speaking, the author provides an accurate summary of the challenges of this..

Analysis of “The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here”

in Rolling Stone, by Eric Holthaus

— 12 Aug 2015

"The article rightly communicates the urgency and seriousness of human-induced climate change, [...] However, by the title, subtitle, and overall framing, it is likely to give an i..

Analysis of “Vanuatu’s president makes a leap in tying Cyclone Pam to climate change”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 23 Mar 2015

"... well-written article that hits most of the key points regarding the complex question of how global warming may affect tropical cyclones."

Analysis of “The Alarming Thing About Climate Alarmism”

in The Wall Street Journal, by Bjorn Lomborg

— 10 Feb 2015

"Tries and fails to make a convincing case for why humans need to worry about climate change less than they currently do."

CLAIM REVIEWS

Senator Sanders’ claim that climate change is making tornadoes worse isn’t supported by published research

CLAIM
The science is clear, climate change is making extreme weather events, including tornadoes, worse.

SOURCE: Senator Bernie Sanders, Facebook

Published: 08 Mar 2019

VERDICT

INSIGHTS

Scientists reactions to the US House Science Committee hearing on climate science

— 10 Apr 2017

Only four witnesses were invited to testify before the committee, which cannot be representative of all the expertise required to understand a field as vast as climate science. So ...