Climate Change http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19170/all en Liberal Media Love Flawed Studies Claiming a Vast Scientific Consensus on Climate http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-love-flawed-studies-claiming-vast-scientific-consensus-climate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Latest study had low response rate, while previous studies criticized for ‘math errors,’ ‘fuzzy’ definitions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A new survey of climate scientists published in “<a href="http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es501998e">Environmental Science and Technology</a>” is poised to become the latest weapon used by the left and the liberal media to try to shut down climate change debate, even though more than two-thirds of the scientists contacted failed to return a completed questionnaire.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-love-flawed-studies-claiming-vast-scientific-consensus-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Media 90 percent of scientists 97 percent of scientists Climate Change climate consensus consensus flawed studies Global Warming manmade global warming Science surveys Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:06:23 +0000 julia.seymour 46913 at http://mrc.org $12 Million Buys Soros, Steyer White House Meeting; Media Ignore http://mrc.org/articles/12-million-buys-soros-steyer-white-house-meeting-media-ignore <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Networks complain about conservative donor influence in politics, ignore blatant liberal donor connection. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Money may not buy happiness, but it certainly buys access. Liberal billionaires George Soros and Tom Steyer met with John Podesta, the counselor to the president, to advise him on environmental policy.</p> <p>Both Soros and Steyer have donated millions to the Center for American Progress, a liberal group Podesta founded and led until December 2013. Steyer has given $3,850,000 to CAP since 2008, while Soros more than doubled that at $8,067,186.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/12-million-buys-soros-steyer-white-house-meeting-media-ignore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Politics George Soros john podesta Tom Steyer Thu, 07 Aug 2014 17:56:38 +0000 mike.ciandella 46882 at http://mrc.org Chinese Refrigeration Threatens Planet, New York Times Magazine Warns http://mrc.org/articles/chinese-refrigeration-threatens-planet-new-york-times-magazine-warns <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Chinese Refrigeration Threatens Planet, New York Times Magazine Warns </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">It’s easy in America to take refrigeration for granted. After all, it has been in use since the late 1800s and home refrigerators became ubiquitous in the 1950s.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/chinese-refrigeration-threatens-planet-new-york-times-magazine-warns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Environment International Media China Climate Change cold chain food borne illness food in China Food Safety food supply Global Warming greenhouse gases New York Times Magazine nicola twilley refrigerants refrigeration refrigeration boom Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:52:08 +0000 julia.seymour 46816 at http://mrc.org Five Climate-Change Claims as Ridiculous as Sharknado http://mrc.org/articles/five-climate-change-claims-ridiculous-sharknado <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Crazy disasters aren’t limited to SyFy channel; the media embrace them too. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">“Sharknado 2: The Second One” is poised to take a bite out of Manhattan and devour many of the week’s water-cooler conversations. Like the first “Sharknado” movie, the premise is so ridiculous it actually manages to entertain.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/five-climate-change-claims-ridiculous-sharknado" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment Media Climate Change Earth will spin faster Global Warming Great Britain Hockey Italy Met Office pasta predictions about global warming red hair extinct redheads Scotland sharknado sports stadiums SyFy UFOs Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:21:32 +0000 julia.seymour 46805 at http://mrc.org Joe Bastardi: Media Just ‘Want to Be Popular’ on Climate Change http://mrc.org/articles/joe-bastardi-media-just-want-be-popular-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meteorologist refutes so-called ‘consensus,’ extreme weather link and criticizes media’s climate coverage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Climate alarmists sometimes like to claim skeptical scientists don’t exist, but they do, and one meteorologist had a lot to say on the subject.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/joe-bastardi-media-just-want-be-popular-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Media AccuWeather climate alarmism Climate Change climate science extreme weather forecasting Global Warming Joe Bastardi meteorologist Weather weather and climate Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:06:02 +0000 julia.seymour 46735 at http://mrc.org Network Coverage of ‘Extreme Weather’ Up Nearly 1,000 Percent http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/network-coverage-extreme-weather-nearly-1000-percent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ten years ago ABC, CBS and NBC barely used the phrase, now they go to extremes despite scientific disagreement. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">A “bizarre cold snap” is hitting the U.S. and the media have already begun to draw comparisons to the polar vortex. It is only a matter of time before the networks resume panic over “extreme weather.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-numbers/network-coverage-extreme-weather-nearly-1000-percent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bias by the Numbers Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Media abc Al Gore Al Roker an inconvenient truth Barack Obama cbs Climate Change Dan Harris Diane Sawyer extreme weather Global Warming Joe Bastardi john christy Mark Phillips natural disaster NBC network news Peter Alexander weather events weather reports Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:57:06 +0000 julia.seymour 46699 at http://mrc.org Time Warp: Bloomberg Touts UN Report Calling for U.S. Emission Cuts to 1901 Levels http://mrc.org/articles/time-warp-bloomberg-touts-un-report-calling-us-emission-cuts-1901-levels <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Report submitted to the UN would require total transformation of American society to meet carbon targets. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Bloomberg’s Eric Roston attempted to keep a straight face while promoting a draft report for the United Nations. It said U.S. emissions would need to be “cut to one-tenth of current levels, per person, in less than 40 years.” Short of genocide, it is unclear how that could be done.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/time-warp-bloomberg-touts-un-report-calling-us-emission-cuts-1901-levels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Energy Environment Life bloomberg carbon capture and storage Carbon Dioxide CCS climate electricity production emission cuts emissions energy mix environment Eric Roston sustainability UN Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:09:57 +0000 julia.seymour 46661 at http://mrc.org Liberal Media Fail to Report Soros Funding Linked to New EPA Regulations http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-fail-report-soros-funding-linked-new-epa-regulations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Even The New York Times, which revealed NRDC inspired plan, didn’t make connection to George Soros. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The liberal media love to hate the Koch Brothers but are far less enthusiastic about connecting <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/06/24/networks-cover-koch-funding-political-campaigns-times-more-than-liberals-soros/">George Soros’</a> billions to liberal policies.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/liberal-media-fail-report-soros-funding-linked-new-epa-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Energy Environment Government Media Politics carbon emissions environmental groups environmental policy EPA George Soros NRDC Regulations the New York Times Tom Steyer Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:59:40 +0000 julia.seymour 46656 at http://mrc.org MRC VP Dan Gainor on 'Varney & Co.' Discusses BBC Censoring Climate Change Skeptics http://mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainor-varney-co-discusses-bbc-censoring-climate-change-skeptics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gainor: &#039;the left is excellent at coining really offensive terms&#039; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Media Research Center VP for Business and Culture, Dan Gainor, appeared on Fox Business' "Varney &amp; Co." to discuss the BBC's decision to censor climate change skeptics. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Staff Writer/Analyst for the Business and Media Institute at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/mrc-vp-dan-gainor-varney-co-discusses-bbc-censoring-climate-change-skeptics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change BBC Climate Change Stuart Varney Varney & Co Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:34:09 +0000 mike.ciandella 46651 at http://mrc.org Media Praise BBC Censorship of Climate Skeptics; Attack Dissenters http://mrc.org/articles/media-praise-bbc-censorship-climate-skeptics-attack-dissenters <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Washington Post joins liberal journalists to bash ‘anti-science fringe’ and BBC’s ‘addition to false balance.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Climate alarmists have trouble debating skeptics. They’d rather censor them instead.</p> <p>On July 5, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) announced it was training journalists to ignore skeptical views on man-made climate change. Predictably, both mainstream news outlets like the Washington Post and liberal bloggers like the Huffington Post praised BBC’s censorship, amidst relentless attacks on skeptics. </p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-praise-bbc-censorship-climate-skeptics-attack-dissenters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment BBC climate Climate Change Global Warming Washington Post Tue, 08 Jul 2014 16:00:36 +0000 dan.gainor 46637 at http://mrc.org Flashback: After 2012 NOAA Claim, CBS Warned Glaciers Could Melt in 10 Years http://mrc.org/articles/flashback-after-2012-noaa-claim-cbs-warned-glaciers-could-melt-10-years <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Accepting ‘Hottest Month’ Claim, broadcast networks used it to push global warming alarmism. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Despite the 2012 announcement that July 2012 was the hottest month on record, meteorologist Anthony Watts noticed that the government secretly backtracked on the data.</p><p dir="ltr">Watts pointed out that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reinstated July 1936 as the warmest month<a href="http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/06/29/noaas-temperature-control-knob-for-the-past-the-present-and-maybe-the-future-july-1936-now-hottest-month-again/"> “as if by magic.”</a></p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/flashback-after-2012-noaa-claim-cbs-warned-glaciers-could-melt-10-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Government Media abc anthony watts cbs climate drought glacier hottest month July 1936 july 2012 melt meteorology Montana NBC NOAA record revisions Science Temperatures Weather Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:37:22 +0000 julia.seymour 46598 at http://mrc.org Media Hype ‘Risky Business’ Climate Campaign, Forget Their Past Attacks on Former Treasury Secretary http://mrc.org/articles/media-hype-risky-business-climate-campaign-forget-their-past-attacks-former-treasury-secret <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Henry Paulson unites with Michael Bloomberg, Tom Steyer to warn about climate change, news outlets repeat their conclusions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Apparently journalists are happy to forgive when they agree with their former opponents.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/media-hype-risky-business-climate-campaign-forget-their-past-attacks-former-treasury-secret" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Economy Environment Media 2008 economic crisis climate alarmism climate campaigns Climate Change climate risk economic cost of climate change financial crisis Global Warming Henry Paulson Michael Bloomberg risky business Tom Steyer treasury secretary Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:03:33 +0000 julia.seymour 46575 at http://mrc.org Upcoming Conference Will Challenge Media’s One-Sided Climate Agenda http://mrc.org/articles/upcoming-conference-will-challenge-medias-one-sided-climate-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Legendary hurricane forecaster, founder of Greenpeace and other scientists will offer another side of climate debate. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Although the liberal media rarely acknowledge it, there is a perspective on climate change that isn’t their “the sky is falling” view. </p><p dir="ltr">Scientists, researchers and climate experts whose views are often ignored by the media will gather to share their views at the <a href="http://climateconference.heartland.org/">ninth International Conference on Climate Change</a> in Las Vegas, Nev., from July 7-9. The conference is being put on by The Heartland Institute, an co-sponsored by a number of groups including the Media Research Center as a co-sponsor.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/upcoming-conference-will-challenge-medias-one-sided-climate-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment International Media catastrophic global warming climate Climate Change climate change debate climate conference Global Warming Greenpeace Heartland Institute Hurricane Patrick Moore Science Weather William Gray Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:17:25 +0000 julia.seymour 46550 at http://mrc.org Networks Blame Wildfires, Droughts on Climate Change, Despite Fact They’ve Declined http://mrc.org/articles/networks-blame-wildfires-droughts-climate-change-despite-fact-theyve-declined <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ABC, CBS and NBC blame carbon emissions but scientific and historical evidence show they’re wrong. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Hot-headed climate alarmists continue to make wilder and wilder claims about the effects of global warming, but they often desert the actual evidence.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/networks-blame-wildfires-droughts-climate-change-despite-fact-theyve-declined" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Climate Change droughts Global Warming wild fires Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:27:53 +0000 dan.gainor 46404 at http://mrc.org MSNBC's Matthews, Guests Blast Koch Bros., GOP: 'Hurting the Planet' for Money, Partisan Gain http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-matthews-guests-blast-koch-bros-gop-hurting-planet-money-partisan-gain <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/ken-shepherd">Ken Shepherd</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="float: right; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;" class="imagecache-medium_280_x_158" title="Media Research Center" alt="Media Research Center" src="http://mrc.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/medium_280_x_158/images/hardball2junesize580.jpg" width="280" /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/msnbcs-matthews-guests-blast-koch-bros-gop-hurting-planet-money-partisan-gain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Climate Change Energy Environment Government Barack Obama Chris Matthews Chris Van Hollen Climate Change Global Warming MSNBC Neera Tanden Tue, 03 Jun 2014 01:58:02 +0000 ken.shepherd 46381 at http://mrc.org