Climate Fact-Check May 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 May, 2024. 

NASA satellite data indicates that El Niño and other natural warming
phenomena persist, though slightly less than in April:

The real-time surface measurement record continues to show cooling since 2015:

As usual, we caution that there is no such physical thing as “average global temperature.” It is a non-physical and statistical construct invented by and for global warming alarmism. Now, on to this month’s fact checks.

Links: Reuters article.

Links: Reuters article, NY Federal Reserve conclusion.

Links: Reuters article.

Links: The Washington Post article.

Links: Face The Nation link.

Links: The Associated Press article, storm and tornado severity.

Links: The New York Times article, infrared penetration, NOAA emails.

Links: UC Riverside News report, wildfire destruction levels, CO2 as a suppressant.

Links: The Washington Post article, Venezuela glacier research.

Links: The Telegraph article.

We’ll close out this month by noting that the new study about the cleaner air causing more warming (mentioned earlier) is so damaging to the “hottest year ever” climate narrative that the alarmist media basically ignored it. The only major new organizations to report it were Reuters and The Telegraph (UK).

To paraphrase the Washington Post masthead, “Democracy dies in darkness”: Climate alarm dies in sunshine.

Until next month, check these great web sites and fact checks:


See you in July for the June Climate Fact Check!


Originally posted at, reposted 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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