Tag: Sea ice

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.”


The Daily Wire makes wild claims about climate change based on no evidence

2017-05-09

“The article contains little to no rational treatment of observational data, but relies on heavily biased secondhand interpretation… Even the title is based on a lie. There is no ‘study’ that finds static temperatures for 19-years. This article is based on a newspaper article that makes this false statement based in turn on a blog post…”


The Telegraph publishes false information about Arctic climate

2017-05-09

“This article suffers from a common error in reasoning. The author focuses on individual “snapshots” of the state of the climate while ignoring the long-term trends. Those trends occur over many decades and must be observed/considered over those time scales.”


Insightful Bloomberg coverage on the rapidly changing Arctic: sea ice melt and permafrost thawing

2017-04-21

Declining Arctic sea ice cover and thawing permafrost are both complex feedbacks that amplify global warming: The loss of reflective sea ice means more sunlight absorbed by the dark Arctic Ocean, while thawing permafrost can release greenhouse gases to the atmosphere.


Analysis of “Record-breaking climate change pushes world into ‘uncharted territory’”

2017-03-22

“The article clearly and concisely documents some of 2016’s climate extremes and puts them in the context of the warming trend.”


Analysis of “The big melt: Global sea ice at record low”

2017-02-10

The five scientists who reviewed the article concluded that it is accurate. It properly conveys the core facts about global sea ice extent and the attribution of continuing sea ice loss to human-induced warming of the climate—primarily in the Arctic, as the low sea ice extent around Antarctica this year has not yet been clearly connected to climate change.


Analysis of “Arctic ice melt ‘already affecting weather patterns where you live right now'”

2016-12-21

“The article nicely introduces some of the emerging science linking Arctic climate change to extreme weather at lower latitudes. There are no major inaccuracies and the author has sought expert comment form several prominent scientists. However, the article fails to fully capture the large uncertainty about how Arctic warming may influence weather in places further south and how big this effect might be.”


Analysis of “Amid higher global temperatures, sea ice at record lows at poles”

2016-11-24

“Well outlined and balanced article, describing the evident link between low sea ice and climate warming and the melt-albedo feedback, but also mentioning the role of weather and short-time variability.”


Analysis of “Next year or the year after, the Arctic will be free of ice”

2016-08-25

“before propagating a marginal view, one should ensure having a very strong argumentation; in this interview no argumentation is put forward to support Peter Wadhams’ central claim. Wadhams’ alarmism is potentially harmful, because when such spectacular predictions are not realized some people may perceive the whole scientific community or science itself as untrustworthy.”


Analysis of “Updated NASA Data: Global Warming Not Causing Any Polar Ice Retreat”

2015-10-29

“This article discusses land and sea ice interchangebly and appears to confuse the two. This is a fundamental error, equivalent in other fields to confusing house and senate, or an artery and vein.”