Articles tagged with: Paleoclimate

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Ian Plimer op-ed in The Australian again presents long list of false claims about climate

in The Australian, by Ian Plimer

— 26 Nov 2019

"This article is a mixture of misdirection, misleading claims, and outright falsehoods. The author attempts to paint a picture of current climate change as simply a continuation of..

NBC News story accurately covers research on two millennia of climate history

in NBC News, by Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky

— 30 Jul 2019

"This accurately describes new peer-reviewed research and asks independent scientists with relevant expertise to provide important context, such as how these results rely on limite..

Breitbart article baselessly claims a study of past climate invalidates human-caused climate change

in Breitbart, by John Nolte

— 11 Apr 2019

"By the reasoning of this article, if a rock rolled down a hill three million years ago, no human can be responsible for rolling a rock down a hill today. The fallaciousness of thi..

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..

USA Today story accurate but lacks clarity regarding timescales over which warming could be underestimated

in USA Today, by Doyle Rice

— 10 Jul 2018

"An accurate and balanced article that gives readers a good flavour of the research but the reference to “Earth’s history” might confuse some when it otherwise refers to the ..

The Independent makes a giant leap in stating that modern global warming could be “worse than thought” based on a single study

in The Independent, by Andrew Griffin

— 01 Nov 2017

"The article reports on a paper which suggests there may be complications with ONE method we use to determine past ocean temperature. Notwithstanding possible flaws in the methods ..

Breitbart misrepresents research from 58 scientific papers to falsely claim that they disprove human-caused global warming

in Breitbart, by James Delingpole

— 08 Jun 2017

"This article grossly misinterprets open-access scientific papers by simply looking at graphs and entirely ignoring their meaning as explained by authors in the text.

Analysis of “Scientists: Here’s What Really Causes Climate Change (And It Has Nothing To Do With Human Beings)”

in The Daily Wire, by James Barrett

— 28 Feb 2017

"The article misuses a Nature article on a geological process 90 millions years ago to argue the warming of the past century is not anthropogenic. It seems the reasoning is ideolog..

Analysis of “What we’re doing to the Earth has no parallel in 66 million years, scientists say”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 23 Mar 2016

"It sadly implies that even the PETM, a massive warm climatic excursion, might not be harsh enough to represent an analogue for future climate change, as the Washington Post rightf..

Analysis of “Scientists say human greenhouse gas emissions have canceled the next ice age”

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 18 Jan 2016

"The article presents an accurate account of recently published research which suggests that human-induced global warming will delay the onset of the next ice age by 50,000 years. ..

CLAIM REVIEWS

Sea levels rose faster in the past century than in previous time periods

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Sea level rise has been slow and a constant, pre-dating industrialization

SOURCE: Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

Published: 12 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

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Facebook meme incorrectly claims past climate variations contradict human influence on current climate

CLAIM
The idea that 'climate change' is new or is caused by Humans is nonsense.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 13 Jan 2020

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Claim of a coming ice age misrepresents the study it relies on

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Scientists studying Antarctica sea ice warn a rise in accumulation could spark the next ice age.

SOURCE: Stacy Liberatore, Chris Ciaccia, Daily Mail, Fox News

Published: 01 Nov 2019

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Claim that the Earth has cooled since Medieval or Roman times is contradicted by available data

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Peer-reviewed studies, geologic records, and all the studies have shown that we have actually cooled since the Roman Warming Period, and likely since the Medieval Warming Period.

SOURCE: Marc Morano, TFP Student Action

Published: 09 Sep 2019

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Research does not show a Medieval Warm Period warmer than the present day

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18 proxies tell us the world was the same or warmer 1,000 years ago

SOURCE: Joanne Nova, joannenova.com.au

Published: 05 Aug 2019

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Data shows the Earth is currently warmer globally than at any time in the past 2,000 years

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Earth’s mean temperature over the last 2,000 years shows two previous periods when temperatures were warmer than they are now; from 1–200 A.D., an epoch called the Roman Warm Period, and more recently the Medieval Warm Period from 900–1100 A.D.

SOURCE: Gregory Rummo, Townhall

Published: 26 Jul 2019

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It’s true that the current carbon dioxide level is higher than any time in human existence

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the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere has climbed to a level last seen more than 3 million years ago — before humans even appeared on the rocky ball we call home

SOURCE: Denise Chow, NBC News

Published: 18 May 2019

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In popular video, Dan Peña falsely claims humans aren’t causing climate change

CLAIM
Fifty-five thousand years ago the whole world was 2°C warmer than it is today[...] It's all cyclical; [human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are] not a fart in the wind. Sea level rise is not going to happen.

SOURCE: Dan Peña, "Ivanka_Trump" Facebook account

Published: 07 May 2019

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Incorrect claim that global warming is mostly natural was based on a study that can’t support that conclusion

CLAIM
Most of the recent warming could be natural

SOURCE: Jennifer Marohasy, The Spectator

Published: 07 Sep 2017

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INSIGHTS

Explainer: How the rise and fall of CO2 levels influenced the ice ages

— 02 Jun 2021

The Earth’s climate has been quite stable over the past 11,000 years, playing an important role in the development of human civilisation. Prior to that, the Earth experienced an ...

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 “...