Tag: Most-shared

National Geographic video of starving polar bear should have clarified uncertain link to climate change

2018-01-17

“The article contains valid information on the devastating consequences of climate change on polar bears. The only problem as I see it is that the article presents (implicitly) that the polar bear in the video is dying as a consequence of climate change and from not finding enough food due to lack of sea ice…”


Atlantic story on the climate implications of reduced beef consumption could provide clearer context

2018-01-17

“The article explains the issue (meat production diverts crops from humans to cattle) on a simple level. More explanation and more context could have been provided, I think, regarding individual-level and sectoral sources of greenhouse emissions.”


New York Times effectively informs readers about large Larsen C iceberg calving event

2018-01-17

“The article handles a complex topic well. It would be easy to be alarmist with this subject matter, and while its lede edges that way, the main content of the article is very balanced. It also presents a lot of interesting information in a compelling manner.”


New York Times accurately covers 2017 record low Arctic winter sea ice extent

2018-01-16

“The article accurately reports on the state of Arctic sea ice at the annual maximum (in March) and its causes, and gives an insightful discussion as to the implications. There is one point which may be misleading…”


Conservative Tribune post falsely claims cancelled Arctic research cruise is evidence against climate change

2018-01-16

“Repeating a version of a debunked argument against climate change science, this biased and misleading political article states that the cancellation of an Arctic research cruise due to increased sea ice at one time and in one region proves climate scientists don’t know anything about climate change over 100 years, which is patently false.”


IFLScience story on Florida sea level rise somewhat unclear but generally correct

2018-01-16

“While the information in this article is essentially correct, the links lead to loosely related articles published on the same website, rather than articles that directly support the statements made in the article. The explanation of the acceleration of sea level rise in Florida is oversimplified, probably because it is difficult to summarize concisely.”


New York Times’ news coverage of 2016 global temperature data was an accurate summary

2018-01-16

“A clear and accurate article on the temperature record in 2016, looking back at the records in 2015 and 2014. The article places them in the proper context of long-term warming, while mentioning the special effect that helped make the year a record.”


Futurism story on Great Barrier Reef compromised by sensational headline

2018-01-16

“The content is almost all correct, but the attention-grabbing headline is wrong and isn’t supported by the quotes from two scientists or by the rest of the content.”


New York Times accurately assesses the state of Alaskan permafrost

2017-08-24

“The article is accurate in its descriptions of the physical and ecological processes that are behind permafrost changes. It also does a good job of getting across the nature of the work of actual scientists working in the field, what they are doing and why they are doing it.”


Forbes article accurately describes research on Atlantic ocean circulation weakening, but headline goes farther

2017-08-09

“This is an accurate, concise summary of the slowdown of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and its possible future states. There are a couple of minor issues: specifically, one of the links goes to an irrelevant article, and it would be useful to have a couple more citations to the scientific literature. The title is possibly a little overstated; I might instead say that the AMOC is at risk of collapsing in a warming world.”