Weak but functioning
"Puerto Rico’s electric grid and their electric generating plant was dead before the storms ever hit. It was in very bad shape. It was in bankruptcy. It had no money. It was largely -- you know, it was largely closed."
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 13th, 2018
Claim cherry-picks one type of pollutant
Studies are showing California’s wildfires "are producing more emissions than all of our cars are doing."
— Politifact California on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
Behavior will change, but hard to predict disease spread
Global warming leads to much quicker spread of the Zika virus because the increased temperature, "makes mosquitoes mature faster, . . . bite more due to having a higher metabolism, and makes the Zika virus inside of them incubate faster."
— Politifact Global News Service on Friday, October 28th, 2016
Says Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine "want to shut down shale, and shut down natural gas."
— Politifact National on Sunday, September 25th, 2016
Deal was non-binding and widely panned
Says Hillary Clinton "negotiated the first agreement — ever — where China and India officially committed to reduce their emissions."
— Politifact Global News Service on Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Short term vs. long term
"In reality, gas produced by fracking is worse for the climate than coal."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, January 24th, 2016
These are not mere fish tales
"You go down to Miami and when it's flooding at high tide on a sunny day, fish are swimming through the middle of the streets."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, December 4th, 2015
Brown offers California-centric history of smog
"Smog was invented in Los Angeles. It was. The name was invented. There was a fellow at Caltech and he came up with the idea and they called it smog."
— Politifact California on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Problem is global, as is part of the plan's premise
The Obama administration’s "own Environmental Protection Agency" has said its Clean Power Plan "will have a marginal impact on climate change."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, September 21st, 2015
Complicated connection to the Colliers
Says Rick Scott took $200,000 in campaign contributions from a company that "profited off pollution."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, August 15th, 2014
There has been wandering -- back and forth
Americans "bought into climate change" in 2004-06, but then most "began wandering away from this issue."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Not worse than doing nothing
A government report shows that alternatives to the Keystone XL pipeline "are worse" for the environment.
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Flat at record highs
"Global surface temperatures have been flat for 16 years."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, August 25th, 2013
99.9 percent of the ice sheet still there
"For several days in July of 2012, Greenland surface ice cover melted more than at any time in 30 years of satellite observation. During that month, an estimated 97% of the ice sheet thawed."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, August 5th, 2013
Not "much," not "many."
The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, July 22nd, 2013
"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, July 19th, 2013
Recent record-low water levels in Lake Michigan are evidence that global warming is leading to "the evaporation of our Great Lakes."
— Politifact National on Friday, June 28th, 2013
A question of degree(s)
"Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, April 28th, 2013
Numbers are off
"DEP has 2,812 employees, the lowest level since the mid-’80s."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Aye one way, nay other ways
Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, February 13th, 2013