Studies, experts agree
Says "the cascading effects" of climate change contributed to the rise of ISIS.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Accurate in a narrow sense
More money is dedicated within the Department of Homeland Security to climate change than what's spent combating "Islamist terrorists radicalizing over the Internet in the United States of America."
— Politifact National on Thursday, May 14th, 2015
The United States is the leading nation in the world "with the highest amount of doubt about the conventional wisdom of climate change."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Much of the credit goes to President George H.W. Bush
Cap and trade legislation "was originally a Republican idea."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Not many on-the-record believers in current Congress
"Virtually no Republican" in Washington accepts climate change science.
— Politifact National on Sunday, May 18th, 2014
Key issue: whether warming due to 'natural patterns'
"61 percent of non-tea party Republicans actually agree...there is 'solid evidence the earth is warming,' ...[but] 70 percent of tea partiers, contrarily, say there is 'no solid evidence' the earth is warming."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Poll only looked at one type of ‘denier’
In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'"
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, November 25th, 2013
He denied it once clearly; other times he's been more cagey
Sen. Marco Rubio "refuses to accept the basic science" on climate change and is "a climate change denier."
— Politifact National on Friday, August 16th, 2013
Not the deep ocean
The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Bill authorizing Keystone bypasses Obama
"With nearly 75 percent of Americans supportive of the construction of the pipeline, Schrader needs to explain to Oregon families why he voted against this needed project."
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, June 1st, 2013
True for Newport, less so for Providence
Tide gauges measuring sea level in Rhode Island since 1930 have risen "maybe about 10 inches since that time."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, February 8th, 2013
If Democrats are split, is this qua-partisan?
The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline is a bipartisan proposal.
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, January 14th, 2012
His energy policies stay the same either way
Says Mitt Romney has said different things about whether global warming is caused by humans
— Politifact National on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Candidate Obama's views differ from President Obama's actions
Says that President Obama said in 2008 that his proposed greenhouse gas regulations "will bankrupt" anyone who wants to build a new coal-fired power plant.
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, March 14th, 2011
There's more to this story
The "post-Soviet industrial meltdown is responsible for most of the progress in reducing carbon emissions that Europe is able to claim."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Workers will get help - and maybe a new job, too
"Job losses are so certain under this new cap-and-tax plan that it includes a provision accommodating newly unemployed workers from the resulting dried-up energy sector, to the tune of $4.2 billion over eight years. So much for creating jobs."
— Politifact National on Thursday, July 16th, 2009