We fact-check Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ claims in two public appearances announcing his 2024 presidential candidacy.
Issues: climate change
Viral Video Makes False Claim About Global Oil Supply
Warming Beyond 1.5 C Harmful, But Not a Point of No Return, as Biden Claims
It’s increasingly likely that the planet will reach 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming, probably within the next two decades. But while that level of warming comes with a variety of dangerous effects, it’s not a point of no return, scientists say, and it doesn’t mean “we’re done,” as President Joe Biden has claimed.
It’s Too Soon to Attribute the California Storms to Climate Change, Experts Say
Viral Tweet Misrepresents NOAA Report on Rising Global Temperature
The warming trend in global temperature continued in 2022, which was the sixth-warmest year on record, according to a recent report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. But a viral tweet — using just a small segment of a NOAA graph — wrongly claimed the agency had announced a “global cooling” trend.
FactChecking Trump’s Presidential Bid Announcement
What Vice President Harris Said — And Didn’t Say — About Hurricane Relief
How Does the Inflation Reduction Act Address Climate Change?
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate plans to hold its first vote Aug. 6 on the Inflation Reduction Act. An estimated $369 billion over the next 10 years would go toward combating climate change and investing in “energy security.” Here we review some of the climate-focused provisions in the bill.
‘Unequivocal’ Evidence that Humans Cause Climate Change, Contrary to Posts of Old Video
There is “unequivocal” evidence that humans are causing global warming, the U.N. climate change panel has said. But viral posts revive a 2014 video of Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman falsely claiming “climate change is not happening.” The channel, which supports the scientific consensus that climate change is real, had distanced itself from Coleman.