Articles tagged with: Greenhouse gas emissions

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Guardian story on climate impacts of diet gets mixed reviews from scientists

in The Guardian, by Damian Carrington

— 23 Jan 2019

"The word “Avoiding” in title and text is overly strong and should have been “Reducing”. Adopting a vegan diet is not necessary, but a reduction to having meat 1-2 times a ..

Guardian story accurately describes study on environmental impacts of our food system

in The Guardian, by Damian Carrington

— 17 Oct 2018

"Although the presented facts are clear, the scientists give a personal interpretation of the priorities and needed policies, which are not covered in the source. The data give add..

Guardian story conveys statement by scientists stressing role of deforestation in climate change

in The Guardian, by Oliver Milman

— 09 Oct 2018

"The article correctly links estimates of current carbon dioxide emissions from land use and land cover change with fairly conservative estimates for potential carbon sequestration..

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..

Commentary in The Australian ignores evidence and misrepresents research while falsely claiming humans are not responsible for climate change

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

— 26 Oct 2017

"Yet another in the exhausting heap of opinions choosing not to engage with evidence, while still expecting readers to believe inaccurate and baseless claims. It is baffling why pu..

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...

Daily Wire article misunderstands study on carbon budget (along with Fox News, The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, Breitbart…)

in The Daily Wire, by James Barrett

— 21 Sep 2017

"The article selectively quotes from interviews and scientific papers to create the false perception that climate models significantly overestimate the rate of warming. The article..

Playing semantics, misleading Breitbart article downplays US contribution to climate change

in Breitbart, by Thomas D. Williams

— 06 Jun 2017

"This whole post is based on semantics and basically one big strawman fallacy. The author is deliberately confusing air pollution from suspended particulate matter (as discussed in..

In Paris Agreement op-ed, US Senator Ted Cruz misrepresents the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions

in CNN, by Senator Ted Cruz

— 31 May 2017

Sen. Cruz’s article cites a single report that assessed only the costs of climate actions, relying on a series of assumptions that maximized those estimated costs, and that exclu...

Analysis of “James Lovelock: ‘Before the end of this century, robots will have taken over’”

in The Guardian, by Decca Aitkenhead & James Lovelock

— 07 Oct 2016

"Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence, and Lovelock has not even come up to the standards of providing what the scientific community would consider to be ordinary evi..

CLAIM REVIEWS

Contrary to widespread misrepresentation, new study finds “extremely minimal” impact of human breathing on climate

CLAIM
Scientists say human breathing is fueling global warming

SOURCE: Jonathan Chadwick, Daily Mail (MailOnline)

Published: 12 Jan 2024

VERDICT

Viral claim that cow burps are not an important contributor to climate change ignores full range of greenhouse gas emissions of beef production

CLAIM
Methane from cows is only a small percentage of total greenhouse gas emissions, it would be produced anyways without cattle, it is not an important contributor to climate change

SOURCE: Social media user, Instagram

Published: 09 Jan 2024

VERDICT

Water vapor is a greenhouse gas, but it is not a major driver of global warming

CLAIM
Water vapor is the most abundant greenhouse gas so it is the main cause of recent global warming

SOURCE: Facebook users, Climate Change is Crap

Published: 08 Dec 2023

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

VERDICT

Simple measurements demonstrate that CO2 is a greenhouse gas contrary to claim in online blogs

CLAIM
CO2 is not a greenhouse gas.

SOURCE: Tim Ball, Technocracy.news

Published: 14 Jan 2020

VERDICT

Volcanic CO2 emissions are known to be much smaller than human-caused emissions

CLAIM
Discovery Of Massive Volcanic CO2 Emissions Discredits Global Warming Theory

SOURCE: James Edward Kamis, Principia Scientific

Published: 03 Jan 2020

VERDICT

Human activities release far more carbon dioxide than volcanoes do

CLAIM
That one little burp by Mt. Etna has already put more than 10,000 times the CO2 into the atmosphere than mankind has in our entire time on the Earth

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook post

Published: 31 Oct 2019

VERDICT

Rick Perry’s claim that US is “leading the world” in emission cuts is misleading

CLAIM
I think about all the 194 [countries] that signed onto the Paris accord, the U.S. is the one that's leading the world in reducing emissions

SOURCE: Rick Perry, Fox News

Published: 20 Aug 2019

VERDICT

Claim that cows have more impact on climate than cars depends on the timescale

CLAIM
Burping cows are more damaging to the climate than all the cars on this planet.

SOURCE: Barclay's, Financial Times

Published: 21 Feb 2019

VERDICT

Ian Plimer wrongly claims that carbon dioxide emissions do not cause climate change

CLAIM
there is no relationship between temperature and carbon dioxide emissions by ­humans[...] carbon dioxide has had a minuscule effect on global climate

SOURCE: Ian Plimer, The Australian

Published: 11 Aug 2018

VERDICT

INSIGHTS

How much of a climate solution can technologies such as carbon capture and storage be?

— 23 May 2023

Science has shown consistently that adding CO2 to the atmosphere is changing the climate in various ways, including raising the surface temperature of the oceans and atmosphere. On...