Articles tagged with: Extreme weather

ARTICLE REVIEWS

ABC article effectively illustrates important climate trends for Australian readers

in Australian Broadcasting Company, by Tim Leslie, Joshua Byrd, Nathan Hoad

— 11 Dec 2019

"This article is exceptionally good in delivering accurate information in an engaging way. There are many useful statements made about the effects of climate change on extreme weat..

Western Journal op-ed deceives readers with completely unsupported claims

in The Western Journal, by Jay Lehr, Tom Harris

— 26 Feb 2019

"What would make their case stronger would be if they actually analysed all the data, engaged with the existing scientific literature and made their own contribution to our scienti..

New York Times’ “straightforward answers” to common climate questions are accurate, too

in The New York Times, by Justin Gillis

— 28 Sep 2017

This article in The New York Times serves as a primer by briefly answering seventeen basic questions about the cause and consequences of—and possible solutions to—climate chang...

New York Times story highlights the growing number of extremely hot days in a warming world

in The New York Times, by Brad Plumer & Nadja Popovich

— 26 Jun 2017

"The study’s claims all appear to be based on sound, peer-reviewed research. The claims are in line with longstanding predictions and are not cherry-picked or unrepresentative, a..

Analysis of “From extreme drought to record rain: Why California’s drought-to-deluge cycle is getting worse”

in Los Angeles Times, by Paige St. John and Rong-Gong Lin II

— 14 Apr 2017

"The article is accurate and highlights the challenges that California’s water resource managers are facing due to climate change. There are some issues with differentiating natu..

Analysis of “One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 29 Mar 2017

"Overall, this piece accurately describes the findings of a new research paper by Mann et al on linkages between rapid Arctic warming and extreme weather at Earth's more temperate ..

Analysis of “Here’s why it’s so frickin’ hot right now”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 28 Feb 2017

"a nice summary of the current warm events in the bigger context of climate change. I caution against using a single month of data to support claims about climate change impacts on..

Analysis of “What California’s Dam Crisis Says About the Changing Climate”

in The New York Times, by Noah Diffenbaugh

— 16 Feb 2017

Warm dry years followed by extremely wet years have always been part of the climate of California, but warming can worsen both extremes by increasing evaporation, which makes droug...

Analysis* of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si

in Vatican.va, by Pope Francis

— 22 Jun 2015

"The evidence presented in support of the anthropogenic footprint of environmental problems in general and climate change in particular was overall accurate and relevant. "

CLAIM REVIEWS

Climate change likely helped increase Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall, but too early to say exactly by how much

CLAIM
[climate scientists] say that aspects of the case of Hurricane Harvey suggest global warming is making a bad situation worse.

SOURCE: Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic

Published: 29 Aug 2017

VERDICT

Some extreme weather events are clearly becoming more common, in contrast to Lord Lawson’s claim

CLAIM
The IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which is sort of the voice of the consensus, concedes that there has been no increase in extreme weather events.

SOURCE: Nigel Lawson, BBC

Published: 10 Aug 2017

VERDICT

INSIGHTS

BBC Today airs false statements by Lord Lawson in the name of balance

— 10 Aug 2017

On Thursday August 10, BBC Radio 4’s “Today” broadcasted an interview in which Nigel Lawson commented on Al Gore’s new film sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth”—and on G...