Have The Last Three Years Been The Hottest On Record?

Our weekly check-in with the Texas Truth-O-Meter.

By Alain StephensJune 28, 2017 7:21 am,

An aspiring Texas congressman claimed that the last three years have consecutively been the hottest on record. Is that a fact? Gardner Selby of the Politifact Texas fact-checking team has the answer.

Derrick Crowe, an Austinite seeking the 2018 Democratic nomination for the state’s 21st Congressional District, a seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-San Antonio), said his three-year-old son has lived through the hottest consecutive years on record. Crowe said the warming climate “keeps [him] up at night,” according to a statement he made to his neighbors.

Hear how Crowe’s claim scored in the player above.