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

Evidence greenhouse gasses cause global warming denied by Willie Soon in Tucker Carlson interview, resulting in mass social media climate misinformation

CLAIM
Carbon dioxide does not cause global warming, scientists are 90% sure it’s the Sun; The climate problems blamed on carbon dioxide (such as ocean acidification and negative impacts on polar bears) are not real

SOURCE: Willie Soon, Tucker Carlson Network

Published: 22 Jan 2024

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Claim that current climate change can be explained satisfactorily by natural cycles and volcanic activity does not have scientific support

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The cyclical activity of the Sun as well as other variations in solar and earth activity, and NOT anthropogenic CO2 emissions, are responsible for climate change

SOURCE: Social media user, Twitter

Published: 18 Sep 2023

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Link between CO2 and Earth’s temperature is well-established, despite claims on Fox News

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Scientists have found no consistent correlation between CO2 and temperature; scientists do not know whether earth will warm or cool in future

SOURCE: Tom Harris , Fox News

Published: 18 Oct 2022

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The sun isn’t responsible for current climate change, contrary to claims in Suspicious0bservers YouTube video

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Scientists have neglected the effect of solar particles, cosmic rays, the interplanetary magnetic field and Earth's weakening magnetic field to conclude climate change is due to human activity

SOURCE: Ben Davidson, Suspicious0bservers

Published: 29 Jul 2022

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Robust scientific evidence supports that human activity drives global warming, contrary to claims in a CO2 Coalition blog post by Andy May

CLAIM
"There is no evidence, other than models, that human CO2 emissions drive climate change and abundant evidence that the Sun, coupled with natural climate cycles, drives most, if not all, of recent climate changes"

SOURCE: Andy May, CO2 Coalition

Published: 16 Mar 2022

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Solar forcing is not the main cause of current global warming, contrary to claim by Alex Newman in the Epoch Times

CLAIM
The Sun and not human emissions of carbon dioxide may be the main cause of warmer temperatures in recent decades. There is a systemic bias in UN IPCC's data selection.

SOURCE: Alex Newman, The Epoch Times, The Western Journal, Newsmax

Published: 30 Aug 2021

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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

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Electroverse article incorrectly claims the Sun is behind climate change

CLAIM
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

CLAIM
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

CLAIM
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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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...