Global warming is a hoax and fraud. This was how a Fox News personality publicly called the globally alarming issue on March 23 on air. According to a study conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), this is just one of the many misleading reports of the said network, along with the Wall Street Journal.
UCS’ study of primetime news coverage on global warming was conducted by scrutinizing six months of Fox News primetime programs, that is, from February to July 2012, and one year for the Wall Street Journal, from August 2011 to July 2012.
Results showed a staggering 93% of Fox News’ and 81% of Wall Street Journal’s on-air discussions about global warming are inaccurate and wrong.
Aaron Huertas, one of the study’s authors, said, “It’s like they were writing and talking about some sort of bizarre world where climate change isn’t happening.
It’s clear that we’re not having a fact-based dialogue about climate change.” Cleantechnica views the issue as lack of self-respect for the news corporations and civic responsibility for disseminating such inaccurate news.
People have different opinions and may have doubts on the current global adversaries. Nevertheless, the public deserves to hear the facts. Global warming, greenhouse effect, and climate change have been introduced to people by presenting scientific evidences and established results. Should there be claims to their ingenuity, it is only fair to present these with valid evidences, as respect to both the public viewers and the scientists who have worked hard on saving the only planet we could live in.