Social media posts claim electric vehicle (EV) batteries would “completely die” in cold or hot weather. This is misleading; while extreme temperatures do negatively affect the performance of electric cars, they still run properly — and tests show battery life does last for hours.
A graphic shared over a thousand times on Facebook claims the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) released by humans into Earth’s atmosphere is too small to cause climate change. This is misleading: the claim miscalculates the human input and scientists agree that CO2 has a big impact on the planet’s temperature. The level of CO2 in the atmosphere has grown sharply due to humans burning fossil fuels and is driving global heating.
A photo of a littered street has been shared hundreds of times in multiple Dutch and Chinese social media posts that claim it shows the aftermath of a climate march in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on June 19, 2022. However, the claim is false. The photo was taken in Amsterdam outside the Johan Cruyff Arena, before a performance by US singer Billie Eilish on June 18 at the adjacent Ziggo Dome.