Baird Langenbrunner

Postdoctoral scholar, University of California, Irvine

Expertise: Climate change, Climate modeling, Hydrological cycle

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publication   http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D

ARTICLES REVIEWED

Analysis of “From extreme drought to record rain: Why California’s drought-to-deluge cycle is getting worse”

in Los Angeles Times, by Paige St. John and Rong-Gong Lin II

— 14 Apr 2017

"The article is accurate and highlights the challenges that California’s water resource managers are facing due to climate change. There are some issues with differentiating natu..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Scientific studies established clear links between human-caused increased in atmospheric CO2 and global warming

CLAIM
“It’s a good thing that we are putting some more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The scientific method has not been applied in such a way as to prove that carbon dioxide is causing the Earth to warm.”

SOURCE: Patrick Moore, Instagram

Published: 18 Dec 2020

VERDICT

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

VERDICT

Simple measurements demonstrate that CO2 is a greenhouse gas contrary to claim in online blogs

CLAIM
CO2 is not a greenhouse gas.

SOURCE: Tim Ball, Technocracy.news

Published: 14 Jan 2020

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Facebook meme incorrectly claims past climate variations contradict human influence on current climate

CLAIM
The idea that 'climate change' is new or is caused by Humans is nonsense.

SOURCE: Anonymous, Facebook

Published: 13 Jan 2020

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There is clear evidence for the existence of climate change contrary to claims by John Coleman

CLAIM
Climate change is not happening, there is no significant man-made global warming now, there hasn't been any in the past, and there's no reason to expect any in the future.

SOURCE: John Coleman, Derek Utley

Published: 30 Apr 2019

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Rush Limbaugh falsely claims there is no evidence of human-caused global warming

CLAIM
There isn’t yet any empirical evidence for their claim that greenhouse gases even cause temperatures to increase.

SOURCE: Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show

Published: 04 Apr 2018

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