Latest Half-True Fact-checks in Climate Change Brian Schatz stated on July 24, 2013 in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate: "For several days in July of 2012, Greenland surface ice cover melted more than at any time in 30 years of satellite observation. During that month, an estimated 97% of the ice sheet thawed." Al Gore stated on June 11, 2013 in a keynote address: The ocean is now "much more acidic . . . than it has been for many millions of years." Facebook posts stated on June 13, 2013 in a fake Rick Perry 2016 poster.: "Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients." Richard Durbin stated on June 25, 2013 in a Senate floor speech: Recent record-low water levels in Lake Michigan are evidence that global warming is leading to "the evaporation of our Great Lakes." Sheldon Whitehouse stated on April 9, 2013 in a Senate speech published on YouTube: "Narragansett Bay waters are getting warmer -- 4 degrees Fahrenheit warmer in the winter since the 1960s." Jeff Tittel stated on March 2, 2013 in an op-ed column on NJ.com: "DEP has 2,812 employees, the lowest level since the mid-’80s." Sacramento Bee Editorial Board stated on February 6, 2013 in an editorial.: Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water. Freedom PAC stated on April 30, 2012 in a Web ad: U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson "chose to side with President Obama" against the Keystone pipeline Mitt Romney stated on January 23, 2012 in a debate in Tampa, Fla.: "When I was fighting against cap and trade, the speaker was sitting down with Nancy Pelosi on a sofa encouraging it." Barack Obama stated on September 26, 2011 in a fundraising event in San Jose, Calif.: Says Texas wildfires are linked to climate change. Johnny Isakson stated on March 11, 2011 in a Twitter post: "Since President Obama took office, gas prices have gone up 67 percent." Morgan Griffith stated on September 20, 2010 in a TV ad: Rick Boucher "helped write" the cap-and-trade bill National Taxpayers Union stated on September 2, 2010 in a television commercial: Proposed tax changes are a "handout" to BP. Florida Conservation Alliance stated on June 19, 2010 in a television commercial: "Sen. George LeMieux voted to let oil companies off the hook and overturn pollution rules." Americans United for Change stated on June 11, 2010 in a TV commercial: "Every day, oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico. ... Even with disaster on our coast..., Richard Burr voted to let big oil off the hook." VoteVets.org stated on May 26, 2010 in a TV ad: The American Power Act "would cut our dependence on oil in half." Sarah Palin stated on November 17, 2009 in her book "Going Rogue": A cap-and-trade plan promoted by Barack Obama would hit hardest "those already struggling to make ends meet." House Republican Conference stated on July 17, 2009 in the House Republicans' Web site: "The government is going to tell Americans they need to replace functioning stoves in their homes with 'government-certified' stoves and use taxpayer dollars to do so." Chuck Grassley stated on June 28, 2009 in interview on This Week with George Stephanopoulos: "If the United States moves ahead by itself (on cap-and-trade)... after 30 or 40 years, we're going to reduce CO2 by less than 1 percent."