Articles tagged with: Solar forcing

ARTICLE REVIEWS

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

in The Daily Wire, by Joseph Curl

— 09 May 2017

"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..

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 “Earth heading for ‘mini ice age’ within 15 years”

in The Telegraph, by Dan Hyde

— 30 Jul 2015

"The whole argument in the article rests on the incorrect myth that the Maunder minimum caused a "mini ice age" and uses that name to draw specious implications and conclusions.

CLAIM REVIEWS

Low solar activity has little effect on Earth’s climate, contrary to claim in The Sun

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"The sun has gone into ‘lockdown’ which could cause freezing weather, earthquakes and famine, say scientists"

SOURCE: Chris Pollard, The Sun

Published: 20 May 2020

VERDICT

Electroverse article incorrectly claims the Sun is behind climate change

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the IPCC is wrong − the sun, not CO2, drove modern global warming

SOURCE: Roger Higgs, Electroverse

Published: 18 Mar 2020

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Claims of a coming 30-year “mini ice age” are not supported by science

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Earth about to enter 30-YEAR ‘Mini Ice Age’

SOURCE: Harry Pettit, Sean Martin, The Sun, Express

Published: 06 Feb 2020

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Earth’s orbit cannot explain modern climate change

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changes in the solar orbit of the earth, along with alterations to the earth’s axial tilt, are both responsible for what climate scientists today have dubbed as “warming”[...]. In no way, shape, or form are humans warming or cooling the planet

SOURCE: Ethan Huff, Natural News

Published: 03 Sep 2019

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Claim that cosmic rays are a crucial player for current climate change is unsupported

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Based on the increase of solar activity during the twentieth century, it should account for between half to two-thirds of all climate change

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Nir Shaviv, Electroverse

Published: 13 Aug 2019

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Express article falsely warns of a solar-induced “ice age”

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The current solar minimum could last for more than three decades which could lead to temperatures plummeting across the globe, scientists have warned.

SOURCE: Sean Martin, Express

Published: 06 Aug 2019

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Sky News Australia interview falsely claims that global cooling is coming soon

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the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is misleading humanity about climate change and sea levels, and that in fact a new solar-driven cooling period is not far off

SOURCE: Alan Jones, Nils Axel-Mörner, Sky News Australia

Published: 18 Jul 2019

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Claim in The Express that low solar activity is bringing cold weather is false

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Cold weather to grip world as solar minimum to deepen, NASA says

SOURCE: Sean Martin, Express

Published: 24 Apr 2019

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Metro’s claims of coming “mini ice age” have no basis in reality

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[S]unspot activity on the surface of our star has dropped to a new low. It’s feared this could herald the arrival of a uniquely grim ‘mini Ice Age’.

SOURCE: Jasper Hamill, Metro

Published: 20 Nov 2018

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A lull in solar activity would have little effect on global temperatures; claims of “global cooling” are not based on science

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Forward projections of solar cyclicity imply the next few decades may be marked by global cooling rather than warming, despite continuing CO2 emissions.

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

Published: 30 May 2017

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INSIGHTS

False claims of a coming ice age spread through ecosystem of unreliable news sites, blogs, and social media accounts

— 21 Nov 2018

Similar claims that we would be heading towards an imminent “mini ice age” were also repeated without verification throughout a network of unreliable outlets for climate news ...

Sky News Australia airs false climate information in misleading video by Rowan Dean

— 30 Oct 2018

"While the variations in the Sun’s magnetic activity (leading to small variations in solar radiation reaching the Earth) have some discernible effect on our climate, their impact..

Tony Abbott speech on climate change rehashes misleading, inaccurate talking points

— 12 Oct 2017

“the usual mix of misdirection, falsehoods and tirades against ‘brigades’ who supposedly say this and that but are never clearly identified”. In his speech, Abbott repeate...