Climate Fact-Check March 2024 Edition

Guest Post by: The Competitive Enterprise Institute, The Heartland Institute, the Energy & Environmental Legal Institute, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, and the International Climate Science Coalition, and Truth in Energy and Climate.

Editor’s note: This summary serves as a fact check on the biggest false claims made in the media in March, 2024. 

According to NASA satellite data, the planet remained in the grip of the naturally-caused warming during a waning El Niño phenomenon in March:

In contrast, the real-time surface station temperature measurements from report that temperature remained cooler than at the height of the prior El Niño during 2015-2016.

As always, average global temperature is not a physical concept. It is merely a notion invented to push the global warming agenda. We mention it merely because it is what the excitement is all about. More on this at the end of this month’s fact checks.

Links: The Washington Post, Arctic sea ice extent.

Links: Minnesota Public Radio report, Associated Press report.

Links: The Weather Channel report, The Washington Post article.

Links: The New York Times op-ed, Anthropocene New York Times post.

Links: January 2024 study, Read more.

Links: The Washington Post article, UHI effect in Washington, D.C.

Links: CBS article.

Links: The Washington Post article, Army Corps of Engineers report, NASA report, Greenland ice loss.

Links: Reuters article, previous Climate Fact Checks.

Links: CNN article, February Climate Fact Check.

We’ll close out this month with an interesting commentary in Nature magazine from NASA’s chief climate scientist, Gavin Schmidt.

Schmidt acknowledges that emissions-based climate models don’t explain the apparent ongoing warming that started in July 2023. Recall that we’ve been told since the 1990s that climate science is “settled.” That doesn’t seem so, now does it?

Don’t miss these other great fact checks and articles from March. Until next month…

See you in May for the April Climate Fact Check!

Originally published at, republished with permission.

Steve Milloy
Steve Milloy
Steve Milloy is a recognized leader in the fight against junk science with more than 25 years of accomplishment and experience. He is the founder of and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.

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