VERIFY Fact Check |

No, pledges made at COP26 are not likely to keep global warming below 1.5 C

Weather

No, the volcano on La Palma in the Canary Islands will not cause a ‘mega tsunami’ as conspiracy theorists suggest

Weather

No, the woolly bear caterpillar can’t predict the upcoming winter, but it does indicate the harshness of the last one

Weather

No, cold weather does not kill respiratory viruses – in fact, it does the opposite

Weather

Yes, keeping your door open in the winter will raise your heating bill

Weather

Yes, cold air can deflate your tires

Weather

VERIFY Snap: Fact-checking claims about the fall season

Environment

Yes, the sky really is ‘bluer’ in the fall

Weather

Yes, a hot, dry summer can delay and dull fall colors

Weather

Yes, rare extreme weather events are happening more frequently

Extreme Weather

No, animals did not escape from a New Jersey zoo during the Ida storm

Social Media

Yes, FEMA will pay to replace a generator that broke during Hurricane Ida, but only if you meet the eligibility requirements

Weather

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

Extreme Weather

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