Floods

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports no detectable increase in the frequency or severity of floods as the Earth continues its modest warming. IPCC reports it is just as likely that the ongoing modest warming may be making floods less frequent and severe.

No, NPR, Public Opinion Polls Aren’t Proof of Climate Change

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National Public Radio (NPR) recently ran an article discussing the results of a poll it conducted claiming that Americans are suffering from extreme weather events due to climate change. Although because of the mainstream...

Wrong, LiveScience, Global Weather Not Worsening

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Near the top of the search results on Google news for the term “climate change” is a story from LiveScience claiming that climate change is causing worsening weather events globally, for example, flooding and...

Wrong, CNN, AP, NYT, etc., Climate Change Did Not Cause South Africa’s Tragic Floods

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A Google news search for the term “climate change,” over the past few days turns up dozens of stories in corporate media outlets blaming climate change for recent deadly floods in South Africa. Although...

Wrong, Mother Jones, Climate Change Is Not Making Jobs More Dangerous

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Mother Jones published an article claiming job related accidents and deaths are becoming more common due to climate change. This is false. Data clearly show extreme weather events are not increasing in number or...

Wrong, Denver Post, Fires and Floods Aren’t Increasing

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The Denver Post recently ran an article claiming global warming will cause more severe wildfire seasons, as well as more severe floods in the Western United States. Data indicates that these claims are false;...

Poll Shows Maryland Residents Don’t Know Climate Facts; Thanks, Baltimore Sun, for Misleading Them

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A recent survey of Maryland residents' thoughts about climate change found that the majority of Marylanders believe that climate change is having some degree of present negative effect; through the weather, on sea levels,...

Wrong, Yahoo News, the Amazon Is Not Collapsing

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Yahoo News recently published an article claiming the Amazon rain forest is nearing the point of no return; that climate change is pushing the region to the brink of total collapse. This is false;...

Los Angeles Times Ignores Science, Claims Climate Change is Amplifying La Niña

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A Google news search today for phrase “climate change” turned up a Los Angeles Times (LAT) article, titled “California drought, Australia floods: Two sides of La Niña amplified by climate change,” claiming current La...

Insurance Profiteers Falsely Blame Climate Change for Rising Weather Losses

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A Google search for news about “climate change” today brings up a multiple articles, citing a report by the US-UK insurance broker Aon, claiming climate change caused three hundred billion dollars in economic and...

Wrong Again, Atlantic, High Lumber Prices Are Not Being Caused by ‘Climate Change’

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Near the top of the results of a Google search for “climate change” was a story in The Atlantic, titled “Lumber Prices Are off the Rails Again. Blame Climate  .” This is false. The...

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