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- Overall, we rate Climate Action Tracker a Pro-Science source based on scientific methodology and adherence to the consensus of science.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY HIGH
Press Freedom Rating: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Medium Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2009, Climate Action Tracker is an independent science-based assessment that tracks countries’ emission commitments and actions. The website provides an up-to-date review of individual national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They have a well-sourced Methodology.
Funded by / Ownership
Climate Action Tracker is owned by Climate Analytics and NewClimate Institute gGmbH, which conducts research and analysis to support the international climate negotiations, including options for implementing the Paris Agreement. Funding is provided by the “ClimateWorks Foundation, the European Climate Foundation, and the German Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) via the International Climate Initiative.”
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website features a map highlighting countries by how well they comply with the Paris Climate Agreement. For example, the United States is rated as CRITICALLY INSUFFICIENT, while Canada is rated as INSUFFICIENT, and India as 2°C COMPATIBLE. For the most part, almost every country is insufficient or worse. The website also features reports such as this Scaling up climate action in Australia. In general, the information contained on this website is low-biased and factual.
Failed Fact Checks
- None in the Last 5 years
Overall, we rate Climate Action Tracker a Pro-Science source based on scientific methodology and adherence to the consensus of science. (12/23/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 07/08/2022)
Last Updated on July 8, 2022 by Media Bias Fact Check