Climate Fact-Check June 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 June, 2024. 

NASA satellite data indicates that June 2024 was still in the warming spike of the past year although slightly cooler:

In contrast, the real-time surface station temperature record of reports cooling since January 2015.

We remind you that the notion of “average global temperature,” however guesstimated, has no physical meaning and there are many significant problems associated

with it. That said, we will address the claimed warming spike of the past year at the end. Let’s move on to this month’s fact checks.

Links: The Washington Post link, Read more.

Links: The New York Times link, Island area study.

Links: The Washington Post article, extreme wildfires, wildfire study, wildfire burn acreage.

Links: The Washington Post article.

Links: The Washington Post article.

Links: The Washington Post article.

Links: The New York Times article, Read more.

Links: The Washington Post article.

Links: The Associated Press article.

Links: The Washington Post article, U.S. EPA graph.

One last thing notable for June is the media suppression of the late-May study from one of the Nature journals reporting that 80% of the past year’s warming spike was caused by cleaner air allowing more solar radiation to hit the Earth’s surface. When the study was first published, it was covered by Reuters and the Telegraph (UK).

But other than a one-sentence allusion to it in the Washington Post almost one month later, the media has failed to report about it despite efforts to bring it to their attention.

The dishonest media is why we do these monthly fact checks. Check out these and other great fact checks from June at:


See you in August for the July 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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