Reviews of articles from: Zero Hedge

ARTICLE REVIEWS

Washington Examiner op-ed cherry-picks data and misleads readers about climate models

in The Washington Examiner, by Patrick Michaels, Caleb Stewart Rossiter

“This article focuses only on specific lines of evidence that climate models disagree with observations. In doing so, the authors ignore research that helps to reconcile differences between models and observations. The authors do not consider alternate datasets and time periods in which models and observations agree. Models are one tool for understanding climate change; their overall credibility does not hinge on one variable, in one domain, over a specific time period, with respect to a set of imperfect observations.”

— 31 Aug 2019


CLAIM REVIEWS

COVID-19 is more deadly and more contagious than seasonal flu and may also cause long-lasting damage to survivors

CLAIM
“The coronavirus is no more deadly or dangerous than seasonal flu”

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge

Published: 20 Oct 2020

VERDICT

No evidence that coronavirus genetic sequences were fabricated, contrary to preprint by Li-Meng Yan and colleagues

CLAIM
Fabricated genetic sequences were used to support the hypothesis that the virus arose naturally

SOURCE: Li-Meng Yan, Zenodo, Zero Hedge, The National Pulse

Published: 16 Oct 2020

VERDICT

Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier inaccurately claims that the novel coronavirus is man-made and contains genetic material from HIV

CLAIM
this coronavirus genome contained sequences of another virus […] the HIV virus (AIDS virus)

SOURCE: Luc Montagnier, Gilmore Health News, Zero Hedge

Published: 20 Apr 2020

VERDICT

No, “HIV insertions” were not identified in the 2019 coronavirus, contrary to claims based on questionable bioinformatics study

CLAIM
Coronavirus contains 'HIV insertions'

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge, InfoWars

Published: 04 Feb 2020

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Non-peer-reviewed manuscript falsely claims natural cloud changes can explain global warming

CLAIM
During the last hundred years the temperature is increased about 0.1°C because of carbon dioxide. The human contribution was about 0.01°C.

SOURCE: Jyrki Kauppinen, Pekka Malmi, Paul Joseph Watson, Summit.news, Zerohedge

Published: 12 Jul 2019

VERDICT

Claim that electric vehicles cause more carbon emissions than diesel misrepresents reality

CLAIM
New Study Confirms EVs Considerably Worse For Climate Than Diesel Cars

SOURCE: Anonymous, Zero Hedge, Infowars

Published: 24 Jun 2019

VERDICT