Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
A still from a video that said global warming is a hoax. We rated the statement Pants on Fire.

Climate change: the Readers' Choice winner

"Global warming is a hoax" was the falsehood that won our Readers' Choice poll for Lie of the Year. Here's a look back at that fact-check, as well as other 2014  fact-checks on  the Keystone XL pipeline, proposed carbon-cutting regulations on power plants, and the polar vortex. 

 

The Latest from PolitiFact

False

A very misleading characterization

False

Scientific consensus says otherwise

Half-True

Committee drew from IG interviews of CIA officials

False

Bush meant to say one-third fail the test

True

Oil lacks enough THC to provide a high