Tag: Heat wave

Daily Mail correctly reports that climate change leads to more severe heatwaves, but explanation of recent weather is off the mark

2018-07-07

“Mostly this article is accurate in its reporting of the recent heat over North America and Eurasia. However, there are a few misleading statements, including the headline, that exaggerate both the scale of the event and the likely role of climate change.”


The Australian’s coverage of Great Barrier Reef study creates perception that scientists are divided

2018-04-22

“The Australian chooses to present a mixed message on this story when the science is extremely clear. The title and quote from Prof. Kaempf do not represent the views of the broader scientific community.”


Scientists explain what New York Magazine article on “The Uninhabitable Earth” gets wrong

2017-07-12

“While it is clear that ongoing warming of the global climate would eventually have very severe consequences, the concept of the Earth becoming uninhabitable within anywhere near the timescales suggested in the article is pure hyperbole. The author has clearly done very extensive research and addresses a number of climate threats that are indeed major issues, but generally the narrative ramps up the threat to go beyond the level that is supported by science.”


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

2017-06-26

“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, although there are uncertainties as always in any prediction.”


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

2017-02-28

“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 extremes, but the discussion about record highs outpacing record lows is a good one and provides strong evidence for influence of global warming on regional weather.”