Articles tagged with: Tropical cyclones

ARTICLE REVIEWS

USA Today op-ed ignores evidence to claim climate change had no role in Hurricane Florence

in USA Today, by Roy Spencer

— 17 Sep 2018

This op-ed in USA Today makes the claim that Hurricane Florence has no appreciable contribution from human-caused climate change. Scientists who reviewed the article found that it...

National Geographic accurately covers research pointing to slower-moving hurricanes

in National Geographic, by Craig Welch

— 08 Jun 2018

"This is an important topic and the article explains the new research findings clearly... Highlighting how this result about slowing storms is consistent across two studies that em..

The Atlantic accurately explores climate context for Tropical Storm Harvey

in The Atlantic, by Robinson Meyer

— 29 Aug 2017

"A well written article that captures the essence of our understanding that under climate change storms will likely bring more rainfall. In the case of Harvey, all we can say is th..

Analysis of “Hillary Clinton Boards The Climate Crisis Train To Nowhere”

in Forbes, by Roy Spencer

— 29 Oct 2016

"The article is inaccurate in several places and conveys that one must choose between solving immediate problems, such as poverty, and long-term risks such as climate change. We ca..

Analysis of “How Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane on record so quickly”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 27 Oct 2015

"A well written and balanced article that draws on a range of scientific opinion from well-established climate scientists, hurricane specialists and forecasters. The article provid..

Analysis of “Vanuatu’s president makes a leap in tying Cyclone Pam to climate change”

in Mashable, by Andrew Freedman

— 23 Mar 2015

"... well-written article that hits most of the key points regarding the complex question of how global warming may affect tropical cyclones."

CLAIM REVIEWS

Climate change likely helped increase Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall, but too early to say exactly by how much

CLAIM
[climate scientists] say that aspects of the case of Hurricane Harvey suggest global warming is making a bad situation worse.

SOURCE: Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic

Published: 29 Aug 2017

VERDICT

INSIGHTS

US Congressman Lamar Smith rushes to dismiss study of Texas hurricanes like Harvey in a warming climate

— 24 Nov 2017

"Congressman Smith is an expert at using seemingly true statements to convey falsehoods." - Prof. Kerry Emanuel