Stefan Rahmstorf

Professor, Potsdam University

Expertise: Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Sea level rise

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ARTICLES REVIEWED

Atlantic ocean circulation system is slowing down, as accurately described in The New York Times article

in The New York Times, by Moises Velasquez-Manoff and Jeremy White

— 11 Mar 2021

"This article is well-written, and the visuals are outstanding. It is a very strong piece of science communication. That being said, there is at least one error. The author mistake..

Article by CNN exaggerates study’s implications for future Greenland ice loss with “point of no return” claim

in CNN, by Max Claypool and Brandon Miller

— 20 Aug 2020

The article in CNN discusses findings from a study published August, 2020 that analyzes trends of ice discharge from the Greenland Ice Sheet over the past three decades[1]. Reports...

Popular “Friends of Science” video promoted by Youtube presents long list of climate myths

in Friends of Science, YouTube, by Steve Goreham

— 21 Dec 2018

"The video presents a litany of the usual climate denier talking points, none of which hold any water. It is full of outright false claims and does not even shy away from presentin..

Wall Street Journal commentary grossly misleads readers about science of sea level rise

in The Wall Street Journal, by Fred Singer

— 18 May 2018

"The article has almost nothing to do with the modern state of sea-level science. The author tries to call into question that global warming causes sea-level rise, and does so by c..

Forbes article accurately describes research on Atlantic ocean circulation weakening, but headline goes farther

in Forbes, by Trevor Nace

— 09 Aug 2017

"This is an accurate, concise summary of the slowdown of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and its possible future states. There are a couple of minor issues: ..

Analysis of “Miami’s fight against rising seas”

in BBC, by Amanda Ruggeri

— 07 Apr 2017

"The information in this story is generally correct—the frequency and severity of flooding is accelerating due to sea level rise, and the quoted scientists from NOAA and FAU are ..

CLAIMS REVIEWED

Global warming contributes to increased heat-related mortality, contrary to Bjorn Lomborg’s unsupported claims that climate change is saving hundreds of thousands of lives each year

CLAIM
"Global warming saves 166,000 lives each year"; those claiming that climate change is causing heat-related deaths are wrong because they ignore that the population is growing and becoming older

SOURCE: Bjorn Lomborg, New York Post, Facebook

Published: 15 Sep 2021

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Fred Singer incorrectly claims sea level rise is not caused by climate change

CLAIM
Sea-level rise does not seem to depend on ocean temperature, and certainly not on CO2

SOURCE: Fred Singer, The Wall Street Journal

Published: 19 Jul 2018

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