Carpooling down, SUVs and crossovers popular
Despite attention on global warming, "fewer Americans carpool today to work than carpooled in 1980" and "SUVs have never been a larger proportion of the vehicles being sold in this country."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, December 4th, 2015
Overall land holdings fewer than before
"The federal government owns about half of the West, yet it continues to acquire more land."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
Significance for climate change is not entirely clear
"Fifteen out of the 20 most polluted cities in the world" are in India and China.
— Politifact National on Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Recycled claim, with an overheated twist
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson "led the fight to let polluters release unlimited amounts of carbon pollution and took nearly $225,000 from polluters."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, October 9th, 2015
Studies, experts agree
Says "the cascading effects" of climate change contributed to the rise of ISIS.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Unverified reports go back a century
"There has never been a panther attack in the history of Florida."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
Counting lions an inexact science
"In 1947, when I was born, there were about 450,000 lions. In the mid-70s, when my kids were born, there were about 100,000. Today, there are less than 30,000."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, August 3rd, 2015
Counting just power plants
"Florida has reduced its carbon emissions by 20 percent since 2005."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
But you might not be lovin' it
"Oil companies can obtain an acre of public land for less than the price of a Big Mac."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, February 16th, 2015
When asked as a thumbs-up, thumbs-down question
"A strong majority of Americans support" the Keystone XL pipeline.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 20th, 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
Do the litigation limbo
Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, July 6th, 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
Also requires creation of new ones
A 2013 state law would allow the operator of an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin to "fill in pristine streams and ponds with mine waste."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Even though drilling is stalled for now, he did help push it along
Says he "forced Washington to open up the Arctic Ocean to oil drilling."
— Politifact National on Monday, March 24th, 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
80% sold for humans and livestock are for animals
"Eighty percent of the antibiotics in this country are fed to livestock."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
One big storm could change that
"Over the past 35 years, Florida families have paid into the (National Flood Insurance Program) over $16 billion, four times more than the amount they have received in claim reimbursements."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013