Articles tagged with: Global temperature

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Video from PragerU makes several incorrect and misleading claims about climate change

in PragerU, by Richard Lindzen

— 23 May 2020

This video discussing climate change was first published on PragerU’s website in April 2016 and recently posted on Facebook in May 2020. Scientists that evaluated the video found...

Article in Business Insider accurately describes results from a study estimating up to 3 billion people could live in much warmer temperatures by 2070

in Business Insider, by Sarah Al-Arshani

— 12 May 2020

The article in Business Insider discusses findings from a study published May, 2020 that projected one to three billion people could live in much warmer climates by 2070, assuming ...

Telegraph article on climate change mixes accurate and unsupported, inaccurate claims, misleads with false balance

in The Telegraph, by Sarah Knapton

— 18 Oct 2019

"This article is a prime example of false equivalence, putting fringe figures side by side with mainstream scientific findings while failing to distinguish between their respective..

Popular article in The Independent accurately summarizes June heat in Europe

in The Independent, by Conrad Duncan

— 05 Jul 2019

"The article accurately and clearly states the facts regarding the recent extreme heat in June 2019 and its link to anthropogenic warming. This includes acknowledging that, at this..

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..

USA Today story updates readers on trend in monthly global temperatures

in USA Today, by Doyle Rice

— 14 Jan 2019

"The piece accurately reports the surface temperature record warming of recent decades and joins the dots appropriately to the underlying cause of human emissions. It appropriately..

Popular “Friends of Science” video promoted by Youtube presents long list of climate myths

in Friends of Science, YouTube, by Steve Goreham

— 21 Dec 2018

"The video presents a litany of the usual climate denier talking points, none of which hold any water. It is full of outright false claims and does not even shy away from presentin..

Popular story on Fox2Now accurately describes 2017 global temperature, sea ice extent

in Fox2News, CNN, by Brandon Miller

— 04 Dec 2018

"The article is factually correct. The reality that Arctic sea ice is getting younger is not so well known from the public, so such an article is welcome. The article’s title an..

Washington Post accurately describes ocean warming study (which has since been corrected)

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis

— 03 Nov 2018

"The Washington Post article accurately reports the results and links to other topics using reliable sources. Quotations from Pieter Tans and Paul Durack add important caveats show..

The Australian publishes “deeply ill-informed” opinion on climate by Ian Plimer

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

— 09 Aug 2018

"This article is an amalgamation of logical fallacies, misleading talking points, and downright factually incorrect statements regarding the physics of the climate system. Every ta..

CLAIM REVIEWS

Claim that CO2 is cooling the planet is misleading, anthropogenic CO2 emissions overall cause global warming

CLAIM
Global warming slowing down? 'Ironic' study finds more CO2 has slightly cooled the planet

SOURCE: Sebastian Kettley, Express

Published: 24 Apr 2020

VERDICT

Human-induced increases in greenhouse gases are the primary driver of global warming, contrary to claims in CFACT article

CLAIM
They tell us that we are the primary forces controlling earth temperatures by the burning of fossil fuels and releasing their carbon dioxide. I hope my readers can recognize the absurdity of their claims. … increasing sunspots are linked to increases in earth temperature

SOURCE: Jay Lehr, CFACT

Published: 15 Apr 2020

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Temperature trends in the U.S. are consistent with warming around the world, contrary to Electroverse claim

CLAIM
Historical data of temperature in the U.S. destroys global warming myth

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Electroverse

Published: 24 Mar 2020

VERDICT

Current climate warming is rapid and occurring on a global scale, unlike past periods of regional climate fluctuations

CLAIM
Of course the climate is changing. It always has. It always will.

SOURCE: Patrick Moore, PragerU

Published: 21 Feb 2020

VERDICT

Claim of no US warming since 2005 is directly contradicted by the data it is based on

CLAIM
the U.S. Climate Reference Network[...] finds there has been no warming for the past 14 years at least

SOURCE: James Taylor, John Hinderaker, WND, Powerlineblog, Real Clear Energy

Published: 06 Sep 2019

VERDICT

NASA did not create global warming by manipulating data

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[NASA] has been adjusting temperatures from the past[...] downward, while adjusting current-day temperatures upward, and those changes are responsible for most of the claimed global warming during that time.

SOURCE: Tony Heller, James Murphy, The New American

Published: 01 Jul 2019

VERDICT

There is clear evidence for the existence of climate change contrary to claims by John Coleman

CLAIM
Climate change is not happening, there is no significant man-made global warming now, there hasn't been any in the past, and there's no reason to expect any in the future.

SOURCE: John Coleman, Derek Utley

Published: 30 Apr 2019

VERDICT

Caleb Rossiter falsely claims that climate models are “running very hot”

CLAIM
The models predicted about three times the amount of warming in the world we’ve seen since [1988].

SOURCE: Caleb Rossiter, The Hill

Published: 11 Mar 2019

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Rush Limbaugh falsely claims there is no evidence of human-caused global warming

CLAIM
There isn’t yet any empirical evidence for their claim that greenhouse gases even cause temperatures to increase.

SOURCE: Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show

Published: 04 Apr 2018

VERDICT

Breitbart repeats blogger’s unsupported claim that NOAA manipulates data to exaggerate warming

CLAIM
NOAA has adjusted past temperatures to look colder than they were and recent temperatures to look warmer than they were.

SOURCE: James Delingpole, Breitbart

Published: 23 Feb 2018

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INSIGHTS

Tony Abbott speech on climate change rehashes misleading, inaccurate talking points

— 12 Oct 2017

“the usual mix of misdirection, falsehoods and tirades against ‘brigades’ who supposedly say this and that but are never clearly identified”. In his speech, Abbott repeate...

False claim that global warming is natural propagates in a climate misinformation echo-chamber

— 14 Sep 2017

The diagram below shows that the articles mostly rely heavily on each other—like in an echo chamber—with very few outside sources included in the reporting. A first wave of “...

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...

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 ...

Sensational claims of manipulated data in the Mail on Sunday are overblown

— 06 Feb 2017

"The “astonishing evidence” that David Rose purports to reveal in no way changes our understanding of modern warming or our best estimates of recent rates of warming. It does n..