Articles tagged with: Global temperature

ARTICLE REVIEWS

CO2 coalition sponsored article in The Washington Times presents list of false and misleading statements about the impacts of CO2 and climate change

in The Washington Times, by Gregory Wrightstone

— 05 May 2021

"This article recycles old tropes such as “it’s been warm before”, “CO2 levels have been higher in the past” (millions of years ago!), “CO2 is plant food”, “warming..

Video from PragerU makes several incorrect and misleading claims about climate change

in PragerU, by Richard Lindzen

— 23 May 2020

This video discussing climate change was first published on PragerU’s website in April 2016 and recently posted on Facebook in May 2020. Scientists that evaluated the video found...

Article in Business Insider accurately describes results from a study estimating up to 3 billion people could live in much warmer temperatures by 2070

in Business Insider, by Sarah Al-Arshani

— 12 May 2020

The article in Business Insider discusses findings from a study published May, 2020 that projected one to three billion people could live in much warmer climates by 2070, assuming ...

Telegraph article on climate change mixes accurate and unsupported, inaccurate claims, misleads with false balance

in The Telegraph, by Sarah Knapton

— 18 Oct 2019

"This article is a prime example of false equivalence, putting fringe figures side by side with mainstream scientific findings while failing to distinguish between their respective..

Popular article in The Independent accurately summarizes June heat in Europe

in The Independent, by Conrad Duncan

— 05 Jul 2019

"The article accurately and clearly states the facts regarding the recent extreme heat in June 2019 and its link to anthropogenic warming. This includes acknowledging that, at this..

Western Journal op-ed deceives readers with completely unsupported claims

in The Western Journal, by Jay Lehr, Tom Harris

— 26 Feb 2019

"What would make their case stronger would be if they actually analysed all the data, engaged with the existing scientific literature and made their own contribution to our scienti..

USA Today story updates readers on trend in monthly global temperatures

in USA Today, by Doyle Rice

— 14 Jan 2019

"The piece accurately reports the surface temperature record warming of recent decades and joins the dots appropriately to the underlying cause of human emissions. It appropriately..

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..

Popular story on Fox2Now accurately describes 2017 global temperature, sea ice extent

in Fox2News, CNN, by Brandon Miller

— 04 Dec 2018

"The article is factually correct. The reality that Arctic sea ice is getting younger is not so well known from the public, so such an article is welcome. The article’s title an..

Washington Post accurately describes ocean warming study (which has since been corrected)

in The Washington Post, by Chris Mooney, Brady Dennis

— 03 Nov 2018

"The Washington Post article accurately reports the results and links to other topics using reliable sources. Quotations from Pieter Tans and Paul Durack add important caveats show..

CLAIM REVIEWS

In viral Turning Point USA video, Candace Owens and Charlie Kirk falsely claim there is no evidence of global warming and scientists don’t know the cause

CLAIM
There is no factual data to back up global warming; real scientists don’t know whether CO2, solar sunspots or natural activity cause global warming

SOURCE: Candace Owens, Charlie Kirk , Turning Point USA

Published: 16 Apr 2021

VERDICT

Deserts cool the planet by reflecting solar radiation to space; vegetated areas have an overall warming effect, so planting trees in deserts doesn’t necessarily cool the planet

CLAIM
"Deserts are heat producers, reflecting around 60% to 70% of the solar energy that falls on them straight back into the atmosphere."; "If we want to do something about global warming, we have to do something about deserts."

SOURCE: Ties Van der Hoeven, Steve Rose, The Guardian

Published: 09 Apr 2021

VERDICT

Scientists didn’t announce impending environmental catastrophes every decade since the 1970s

CLAIM
"Government funded science: 70’s: another ice age in 10 years; 80’s: acid rain will destroy all crops in 10 years; 90’s: the ozone layer will be destroyed in 10 years; 2000’s the ice caps will be gone on 10 years"

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 03 Mar 2021

VERDICT

NOAA shows clear global warming trends over the past 58 years based on radiosonde data

CLAIM
“The 58 year net gain of global temperature is zero. We are simply in a cyclical, normal ebb and flow of temperature.”

SOURCE: Facebook users, Facebook

Published: 05 Feb 2021

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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

Greenhouse gases cause global warming by trapping infra-red radiations, not by “causing more holes in the ozone layer”

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Greenhouse gases emitted into the ocean are causing more holes in the ozone layer … “the ozone layer has holes in it causing global temperature to rise”

SOURCE: Otis Holland, Instagram

Published: 21 Jul 2020

VERDICT

Claim that CO2 is cooling the planet is misleading, anthropogenic CO2 emissions overall cause global warming

CLAIM
Global warming slowing down? 'Ironic' study finds more CO2 has slightly cooled the planet

SOURCE: Sebastian Kettley, Express

Published: 24 Apr 2020

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Human-induced increases in greenhouse gases are the primary driver of global warming, contrary to claims in CFACT article

CLAIM
They tell us that we are the primary forces controlling earth temperatures by the burning of fossil fuels and releasing their carbon dioxide. I hope my readers can recognize the absurdity of their claims. … increasing sunspots are linked to increases in earth temperature

SOURCE: Jay Lehr, CFACT

Published: 15 Apr 2020

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Temperature trends in the U.S. are consistent with warming around the world, contrary to Electroverse claim

CLAIM
Historical data of temperature in the U.S. destroys global warming myth

SOURCE: Cap Allon, Electroverse

Published: 24 Mar 2020

VERDICT

Current climate warming is rapid and occurring on a global scale, unlike past periods of regional climate fluctuations

CLAIM
Of course the climate is changing. It always has. It always will.

SOURCE: Patrick Moore, PragerU

Published: 21 Feb 2020

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INSIGHTS

Tony Abbott speech on climate change rehashes misleading, inaccurate talking points

— 12 Oct 2017

“the usual mix of misdirection, falsehoods and tirades against ‘brigades’ who supposedly say this and that but are never clearly identified”. In his speech, Abbott repeated...

False claim that global warming is natural propagates in a climate misinformation echo-chamber

— 14 Sep 2017

The diagram below shows that the articles mostly rely heavily on each other—like in an echo chamber—with very few outside sources included in the reporting. A first wave of “...

BBC Today airs false statements by Lord Lawson in the name of balance

— 10 Aug 2017

On Thursday August 10, BBC Radio 4’s “Today” broadcasted an interview in which Nigel Lawson commented on Al Gore’s new film sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth”—and on G...

Scientists reactions to the US House Science Committee hearing on climate science

— 10 Apr 2017

Only four witnesses were invited to testify before the committee, which cannot be representative of all the expertise required to understand a field as vast as climate science. So ...

Sensational claims of manipulated data in the Mail on Sunday are overblown

— 06 Feb 2017

"The “astonishing evidence” that David Rose purports to reveal in no way changes our understanding of modern warming or our best estimates of recent rates of warming. It does n..