Reviews of articles from: Daily Mail

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Video interview of Ian Plimer at Sky News falsely claims that a new study announces an incoming ice age, partly based on an incorrect Daily Mail headline

in Sky News, by Ian Plimer

“This video is chock full of false and misleading information, and presented in a way to make the correct scientific information seem like a farce. For example, the direct link between human emissions of carbon dioxide and global warming is very well established. The physics and chemistry of this link has been understood for well over 100 years, and science continues to affirm it.”

— 20 Jan 2021


Daily Mail article misleads with clickbait headline claiming cowpox-derived virus will “kill every type of cancer”

in Daily Mail, by Zoe Zaczek

“This article substantially overhypes early pre-clinical work with a viral therapy that has not yet been tested in even the earliest stages of human clinical trials. The headline is particularly misleading as I can find only three published papers suggesting the therapy has efficacy in lung, breast and colorectal cancers in cell lines and mouse models only.”

— 20 Nov 2019


Daily Mail correctly reports that climate change leads to more severe heatwaves, but explanation of recent weather is off the mark

in Daily Mail, by Joe Pinkstone

“Mostly this article is accurate in its reporting of the recent heat over North America and Eurasia. However, there are a few misleading statements, including the headline, that exaggerate both the scale of the event and the likely role of climate change.”

— 07 Jul 2018


Analysis of “Stunning new data indicates El Nino drove record highs in global temperatures…”

in Daily Mail, by David Rose

This is an incredibly misleading article. It cherry picks a dataset taking measurements 2 miles up in the atmosphere only over land areas that disagrees with the other two datasets that examine the same values… The author is taking a normal modest cooling at the end of a large El Niño event and spinning it completely out of proportion.

— 02 Dec 2016


CLAIM REVIEWS

Spherical structures spotted on Mars likely rocks, insufficient water to grow fungus at the surface of Mars

CLAIM
Images taken by NASA’s Opportunity and Curiosity rovers as well as the HiRISE camera provide evidence for a variety of fungus-like organisms.

SOURCE: Victor Tangerman, Ryan Morrison, Futurism, Daily Mail

Published: 13 May 2021

VERDICT

Biden’s climate plan doesn’t say anything about limiting meat consumption, contrary to Daily Mail, Fox News claim

CLAIM
Biden’s climate plan limits meat consumption by 90%; “Biden's climate plan could limit you to eat just one burger a MONTH”

SOURCE: Emily Crane, Daily Mail

Published: 29 Apr 2021

VERDICT

Claim of a coming ice age misrepresents the study it relies on

CLAIM
Scientists studying Antarctica sea ice warn a rise in accumulation could spark the next ice age.

SOURCE: Stacy Liberatore, Chris Ciaccia, Daily Mail, Fox News

Published: 01 Nov 2019

VERDICT

Human error in vaccine preparation led to the deaths of two children in Samoa after MMR shot – MMR vaccine itself is safe and effective

CLAIM
Samoa withdraws vaccine protecting against measles, mumps and rubella after two babies die within minutes of receiving the routine shot

SOURCE: Lauren Ferri, Daily Mail

Published: 24 Oct 2019

VERDICT

E-cigarettes are less dangerous than smoking, but they are not harmless; long-term health effects remain debated

CLAIM
While e-cigarettes may have milder effects on the lungs, they are just as bad - if not worse - for the cardiovascular system

SOURCE: Natalie Rahhal, Daily Mail

Published: 12 Mar 2019

VERDICT

Daily Mail inflates data handling disagreement between scientists; makes unsupported “manipulation” accusation

CLAIM
world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data

SOURCE: David Rose, Daily Mail

Published: 06 Feb 2017

VERDICT

Daily Mail claim about 2016 global temperature record is misleading

CLAIM
El Niño drove record highs in global temperatures suggesting rise may not be down to man-made emissions.

SOURCE: David Rose, The Daily Mail

Published: 02 Dec 2016

VERDICT