Articles tagged with: Sea level rise

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Story on congressman’s incorrect claims about sea level rise could have corrected them more explicitly

in Science Magazine, E&E News, by Scott Waldman

— 22 Jan 2019

"The comments from the members of the Committee suffer from severe inaccuracies and misconceptions, and citations of the invited climate scientist mostly address those issues. In ..

Popular “Friends of Science” video promoted by Youtube presents long list of climate myths

in Friends of Science, YouTube, by Steve Goreham

— 21 Dec 2018

"The video presents a litany of the usual climate denier talking points, none of which hold any water. It is full of outright false claims and does not even shy away from presentin..

Washington Post article accurately describes latest estimate of accelerating Antarctic ice loss

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney

— 15 Jun 2018

"The article presents the results of the study accurately, and uses multiple comments from scientists both involved and not-involved in the study to highlight the key findings. Som..

Wall Street Journal commentary grossly misleads readers about science of sea level rise

in The Wall Street Journal, by Fred Singer

— 18 May 2018

"The article has almost nothing to do with the modern state of sea-level science. The author tries to call into question that global warming causes sea-level rise, and does so by c..

New satellite measurements show sea level rise is accelerating, as CNN accurately reports

in CNN, by Brandon Miller

— 15 Feb 2018

"Global geological sea-level data, data from tide gauge and now satellite data all show that the rate of sea level rise is accelerating. These accelerations in sea level is a cause..

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

in IFLScience, by Robin Andrews

— 16 Jan 2018

"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 ..

Grist article on an “Ice Apocalypse” mostly accurate, but doesn’t make the likelihood of that apocalypse clear enough to readers

in Grist, by Eric Holthaus

— 28 Nov 2017

"The article has a bias, emphasizing the high end scenarios of ice sheet behavior, avoiding scrutiny of model assumptions. The concept of marine ice cliff instability and how unusu..

Guardian explores sea level rise impact on cities, but fails to make timescale clear

in The Guardian, by Jonathan Watts, Dom Phillips, Helen Roxburgh, Josh Holder, Justin McCurry, Niko Kommenda, Richard Luscombe, & Ruth Michaelson

— 09 Nov 2017

"This article provides an excellent visual of an unfortunately very likely general future for humanity, in which sea level rise slowly inundates many coastal cities ... However, on..

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...

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

in New York Magazine, by David Wallace-Wells

— 12 Jul 2017

"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 t..

CLAIM REVIEWS

Scientists didn’t announce impending environmental catastrophes every decade since the 1970s

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"Government funded science: 70’s: another ice age in 10 years; 80’s: acid rain will destroy all crops in 10 years; 90’s: the ozone layer will be destroyed in 10 years; 2000’s the ice caps will be gone on 10 years"

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 03 Mar 2021

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Rates of global sea level rise have accelerated since 1900, contrary to bloggers’ claims

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“there has not been a long-term distinctive change in sea level rise rates in the last 120 years”

SOURCE: Pierre L. Gosselin, Kenneth Richard, NoTricksZone, Watts Up With That?

Published: 15 Jan 2021

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Global data contradict claim of no acceleration in sea level rise

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The long-term tide gauge datasets are all in agreement that there is no acceleration

SOURCE: Willis Eschenbach, Watts Up With That?

Published: 01 Apr 2020

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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

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Sea levels have risen throughout the 20th century, contrary to claim in online articles

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Scientists were caught 'adjusting' sea level data to create false impression of rising oceans

SOURCE: Vicki Batts, James Delingpole, Signs of the Times, Breitbart

Published: 20 Feb 2020

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Ice cube meme misrepresents physics of sea level rise to claim melting ice has no effect

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[Photo] A little science lesson for the #idiots at the global warming conference. Ice berg melts, ocean level remains the same.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 17 Dec 2019

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Photo meme of Sydney Harbour incorrectly claims no sea level rise has occurred

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Unprecedented climate change has caused sea level at Sydney Harbour to rise approximately 0.0 cm over the past 140 years.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook post

Published: 28 Oct 2019

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

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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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Fred Singer incorrectly claims sea level rise is not caused by climate change

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Sea-level rise does not seem to depend on ocean temperature, and certainly not on CO2

SOURCE: Fred Singer, The Wall Street Journal

Published: 19 Jul 2018

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Global sea level rise is accelerating, despite Heartland Institute report’s claims otherwise

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Best available data show sea-level rise is not accelerating. Local and regional sea levels continue to exhibit typical natural variability—in some places rising and in others falling.

SOURCE: Craig Idso, Robert Carter, S. Fred Singer, Heartland Institute

Published: 08 May 2017

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Scientists reactions to the US House Science Committee hearing on climate science

— 10 Apr 2017

Only four witnesses were invited to testify before the committee, which cannot be representative of all the expertise required to understand a field as vast as climate science. So ...