Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
President Barack Obama speaks to reporters during a hike at Exit Glacier in Alaska, Sept. 1, 2015. (The New York Times)

Fact-checking claims on climate change

President Barack Obama traveled to Alaska this week to highlight the impact of climate change. We look at a few claims about Obama's hypocrisy on the issue and by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a noted climate skeptic. 

The Latest from PolitiFact

True

Said one analyst: 'Lunacy of this idea is almost indescribable'

Mostly False

He picked what emails were made public

Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush

"I released all my emails."

— PolitiFact Florida

False

The deal hasn't come up for a vote yet

Mostly False

Mostly False + Mostly False = Mostly False

 National Republican Senatorial Committee
National Republican Senatorial Committee

Says Russ Feingold cast the "deciding vote" for the "largest tax increase" in history

— PolitiFact Wisconsin

True

Passed Russia in one calculation in 2014

False

In the middle of the pack, if not lower

Mostly False

Some similarities, some differences

Mostly False

Low and outside