VERIFY Fact Check |

Yes, rare extreme weather events are happening more frequently

Extreme Weather

Yes, Ida caused New York City’s first ever ‘flash flood emergency,’ which is different from a typical ‘flash flood warning’

Extreme Weather

No, the government isn't paying farmers to destroy their crops

Food

Yes, Hurricane Ida temporarily reversed the flow of part of the Mississippi River

Weather

Yes, rising sea levels threaten national security for the US

Environment

Yes, Ida had stronger winds than Katrina at landfall, but Katrina was a larger storm

Weather

Yes, rising sea levels are threatening coastal areas across the US

Environment

Yes, the UN report says human-induced climate change has caused some damage that’s irreversible for centuries

Environment

Yes, the 2021 earthquake in Haiti was twice as strong as the 2010 disaster

World

No, recycling symbols on plastics do not mean an item can always be recycled

Environment

Yes, genetically modified mosquitoes do exist, but they don’t bite and aren’t harmful to humans

Science

No, NASA did not say the main cause of tidal flooding in 2030s will be the moon’s ‘wobble’

Environment

Yes, 'botanical sexism' has led to more pollen in American cities

Environment

Yes, wildfires can create their own storms

Weather

Yes, carbon credits are legitimate and some companies really do use them to offset carbon usage

Environment

Yes, wildfire smoke can contribute to someone contracting COVID-19

Coronavirus