19 Aug '11, 4pm

Bipartisan fact checkers @politifact take GOP climate hoax statements to task

Bipartisan fact checkers @politifact take GOP climate hoax statements to task

Writing for Grist, R.L. Miller points to Politifact, the bipartisan, independent fact-checking organization designed to keep politicians honest. Here's Politifact on Pawlenty's statements on climate: ... To summarize: Based on our research, there is very little dispute in the scientific community, especially among climate specialists, on whether climate change is primarily caused by natural or man-made forces. The overwhelming majority of scientists polled feel that human activity is the primary driver of climate change. Also, based on scientific studies by the IPCC and others, global warming over the past 50 years has been primarily driven by human activity. You don't say! Wouldn't it be great if the media did this every time someone started spouting lies about climate change? As for Perry, in one of his very first campaign speeches after announcing his candidacy, he told...

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