Friday, September 4th, 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. 

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Half-True

The deal doesn't sunset, but portions of it certainly do

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