We fact-check Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ claims in two public appearances announcing his 2024 presidential candidacy.
Issues: global warming
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.
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.
Biden’s Earth Day Exaggerations
Trump Mocks Global Warming, Lowballs Sea Level Rise
Buttigieg Wrong About Climate Change’s Effect on Oceans
Trump Bungles Climate Change in UK
Steve King’s Climate Change Rainfall Claims
No, Climate Change Isn’t ‘Made Up’
How Potent Is Methane?
Two federal agencies this month took steps that would allow the oil and gas industry to release more methane, a greenhouse gas, into the environment. Critics warned that methane is more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping the Earth’s heat, but some gave wildly divergent figures to describe how much more potent.