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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.
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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.
Minke whale

Factcheck: Whale strandings and offshore windfarms

Last Saturday, two dead whales washed up on the coast of Suffolk, in eastern England, and a third was spotted floating at sea. ... Read More

Factchecks | May 26. 2017.
Clouds over the Atlantic Ocean

Factcheck: Mail on Sunday's 'astonishing evidence' about global temperature rise

This is a guest post by Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and energy systems analyst at Berkeley Earth, an independent temperature analysis... Read More

Factchecks | Feb 5. 2017.
Power meter

UK Climate Change Act: Understanding the costs and benefits

Update 21/12/16 – We updated the article after receiving a response from Peter Lilley, eight days after we sent questions. ... Read More

UK policy | Dec 16. 2016.
Overstrand beach looking toward Cromer on the North Norfolk coastline, England UK

Factcheck: Littlejohn's ‘inaccurate’ climate claim in Daily Mail about tsunamis

In today's edition of the Daily Mail, the prominent commentator Richard Littlejohn makes an erroneous claim at the very end of his fullpage weekly... Read More

Factchecks | Dec 6. 2016.
Schareck ski region in Austria

Factcheck: Newspaper claim about global temperature is 'deeply misleading'

This is a guest post by Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist and energy systems analyst at Berkeley Earth, an independent temperature analysis... Read More

Global temperature | Dec 3. 2016.
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