The environment

Fact checks about the environment, climate change, renewable energy and animal welfare

4 February 2022

Rishi Sunak wrong to say we’ve had a ‘colder than usual’ winter

So far UK temperatures have been milder than usual, according to the Met Office.

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Rishi Sunak wrong to say we’ve had a ‘colder  than usual’ winter
15 November 2021

Scotland’s electricity consumption isn’t 100% renewable

Scotland produces renewable electricity equivalent to its annual consumption, but some of this is exported. In 2020, 56% of the electricity consumed in Scotland came from renewable sources.

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Scotland’s electricity consumption isn’t 100% renewable
9 November 2021

Emissions from COP26 private jets are far, far lower than Scotland’s annual CO2 output

Claims on Twitter seriously misunderstand a headline which equates private jet emissions to the emissions of just 1,600 Scots.

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Emissions from COP26 private jets are far, far lower than Scotland’s annual CO2 output
5 November 2021

Picture of parked up private jets isn’t from COP26

Some are claiming a 2013 picture likely taken during the Super Bowl in New Orleans, was taken in Glasgow during the climate change conference.

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Picture of parked up private jets isn’t from COP26
28 October 2021

Murky claims about sewage bill fact checked

Claims the government voted for sewage to be pumped into rivers, and that a rejected amendment would have cost taxpayers hundreds of billions of pounds need clarification.

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Murky claims about sewage bill fact checked
21 October 2021

Photo of diesel-powered electric vehicle charging point is at least two years old

An image of a diesel-powered electric vehicle charging point dates back to at least 2019 and there’s no evidence it shows a charging point in Lancashire as claimed.

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Photo of diesel-powered electric vehicle charging point is at least two years old
19 October 2021

Bill Gates’ £400m claim about green investment was wrong

The entrepreneur said both his organisation and the UK government were contributing £400 million each to a new fund.

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Bill Gates’ £400m claim about green investment was wrong
18 October 2021

Nigel Farage understates renewable energy generation

Nigel Farage claimed renewables produced just 2-3% of the country’s electricity for three weeks in September. But it was 10%-19% each day and has since increased.

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Nigel Farage understates renewable energy generation
12 October 2021

Thousands of sea turtles did not hatch on Indian beach this week

A Facebook post falsely suggests that hundreds of thousands of sea turtles hatched at a beach in India.

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Thousands of sea turtles did not hatch on Indian beach this week
6 October 2021

Amazon parcels do not pose widespread risk to cats

A social media post falsely claims that all Amazon packaging is covered in toxic pesticides harmful to cats.

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Amazon parcels do not pose widespread risk to cats

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