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Iceberg floating in ocean water of Smith Sound in the high arctic of Nunavut, Canada, mid summer.

Factcheck: Is 3-5C of Arctic warming now ‘locked in’?

Update – 22 March 2019: In response to this factcheck and feedback from other experts, both the UN Environment report and press release have been... Read More

Factchecks | Mar 16. 2019.
Glaciologists measuring the rate of movement on the Kangerdlussuaq glacier, Greenland. Credit: Steve Morgan / Alamy Stock Photo. DFB4EE

Factcheck: What Greenland ice cores say about past and present climate change

A misleading graph purporting to show that past changes in Greenland’s temperatures dwarf modern climate change has been circling the internet since... Read More

Factchecks | Mar 5. 2019.
Wildfire at Buckhorn Summit, California, US. 30 July 2018.

Factcheck: How global warming has increased US wildfires

In the midst of record or near-record heatwaves across the northern hemisphere this summer, deadly wildfires have swept through many regions, such as... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 9. 2018.
Great white shark breaching on seal decoy, False Bay, South Africa. Credit: Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo. F13YX6

Factcheck: Will climate change bring great white sharks to UK waters?

Last week, many news publications reported on “a new study” claiming that climate change could lead several shark species to move into UK waters. ... Read More

Factchecks | Jul 23. 2018.
Arctic tanker Christophe de Margerie, at St Petersburg's Bronka Port, the world’'s first ice-breaking LNG tanker, designed to serve Russia'’s Yamal LNG project. Credit: ITAR-TASS News Agency / Alamy Stock Photo J9TEJP

Factcheck: Less than 1% of UK gas supplies come from Russia

UK gas supplies have been under scrutiny after the “Beast from the East” recently brought freezing conditions and increased demand for heating. ... Read More

Factchecks | Mar 16. 2018.
A thermometer taking the air temperature by the Russell Glacier near Kangerlussuaq Greenland

Factcheck: Climate models have not 'exaggerated' global warming

A new study published in the Nature Geosciences journal this week by largely UK-based climate scientists has led to claims in the media that climate... Read More

Factchecks | Sep 21. 2017.
Electric kettle and cup

Factcheck: Misleading headlines about electric car charging while boiling the kettle

Since the UK government announced plans to ban petrol and diesel sales from 2040, the shift to electric cars has attracted a lot of negative media... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 23. 2017.
A48JB0 John humphries sue macgregor and sports reporter nick mullin in the bbc radio 4 today programme studio

Factcheck: Lord Lawson's inaccurate claims about climate change on BBC Radio 4

The Today programme, BBC Radio 4's flagship current affairs breakfast show, featured a prominent five-minute interview this morning with the climate... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 10. 2017.
BCMCX8 MAN INSULATING A DOMESTIC HOUSEHOLD LOFT WITH ROLLS OF LOFT INSULATION UK

Factcheck: British Gas and Daily Telegraph make confusing claims over 'green taxes'

Several newspapers, most prominently the Daily Telegraph, are pointing the finger at "green taxes" today, after British Gas blamed policy costs for... Read More

Factchecks | Aug 2. 2017.
B7553C Detroit Michigan The Tesla Roadster electric vehicle on display at the North American International Auto Show

Factcheck: How much power will UK electric vehicles need?

Electric vehicles (EVs) could grow more than twice as fast over the next 10 years as expected just a year ago, potentially posing major challenges for... Read More

Factchecks | Jul 13. 2017.
Grenfell tower, London, 15/06/2017

Factcheck: Grenfell Tower fire and the Daily Mail's 'green targets' claim

Three days after the devastating fire at Grenfell Tower in west London, much of the media coverage of the tragedy is now focusing on the possible... Read More

Factchecks | Jun 16. 2017.
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