Global Warming http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/19548/all en Veteran Journalist Says ‘F*** Earth Day,’ Calls for ‘Radical Response’ to Climate http://mrc.org/bmi/veteran-journalist-says-f-earth-day-calls-radical-response-climate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former NPR producer wants ‘Day of Reckoning’ on environmental issues, compares climate change to slavery. </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"><em><strong>Editor’s Note: Some content in this story may be considered offensive.</strong></em></p><p dir="ltr">As cloying environmentalists celebrated Earth Day,&nbsp;one long-time&nbsp;journalist bashed the holiday, saying “Fuck Earth Day.”</p><p dir="ltr">In an&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thenation.com/blog/179375/let-earth-day-be-last">F-bomb ridden blog</a>&nbsp;for The Nation called “Let This Earth Day Be The Last,” Wen Stephenson&nbsp;called for the end of Earth Day. Stephenson was a&nbsp;producer for NPR and&nbsp;an&nbsp;editor for The Boston Globe and The Atlantic.</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/bmi/veteran-journalist-says-f-earth-day-calls-radical-response-climate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BMI Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Media alarmism Climate Change day of reckoning Earth Day eco-radical Environmentalism fossil fuel Global Warming green denial radicalism slavery comparison Wen Stephenson Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:51:13 +0000 julia.seymour 46075 at http://mrc.org CBS Touts Showtime's 'Groundbreaking,' 'Well-Done' New Series Hyping Climate Change http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-showtimes-groundbreaking-well-done-new-series-hyping-climate-change <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/matthew-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="http://www.mrc.org/sites/default/files/images/2014-04-11-CBS-Friedman_large.JPG" style="width: 240px; height: 134px; float: right; margin: 1px;" />Friday's <em>CBS This Morning</em> set aside almost six and a half minutes of air time to promote Showtime's upcoming series about climate change, which features liberal <em>New York Times</em> columnist Thomas Friedman and CBS's Lesley Stahl.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matthew Balan is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/MatthewJLB" target="_blank">Follow Matthew Balan on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-touts-showtimes-groundbreaking-well-done-new-series-hyping-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division cbs CBS This Morning Charlie Rose Climate Change environment Gayle King Global Warming Lesley Stahl Norah O'Donnell Showtime Thomas Friedman Sun, 13 Apr 2014 01:14:11 +0000 matthew.balan 45990 at http://mrc.org Showtime’s New Climate Documentary Barely Looks at Science http://mrc.org/articles/showtimes-new-climate-documentary-barely-looks-science <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ has no discussion of scientific data on climate 95 percent of the time. </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">Masquerading as a scientific documentary, Showtime’s new climate change series is actually more alarmist propaganda.</p><p dir="ltr">The first episode of “Years of Living Dangerously,” actually gave precious little time to discussing scientific data of climate. Ninety-five percent of the show wasn’t about actual climate science (a mere 3 minutes 5 seconds of the 57 minute 10 second program discussed climate data). Although the word science got bandied about frequently.</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/showtimes-new-climate-documentary-barely-looks-science" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment International Media assumptions christian climate Climate Change climate science data Documentary don cheadle drought Global Warming global warming alarmism Harrison Ford james cameron joseph romm politics propaganda Religion Science Showtime Texas years of living dangerously Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:48:45 +0000 julia.seymour 45972 at http://mrc.org NBC Documentary Ignores Skeptics, Insists ‘97 Percent’ Agree on Climate Change http://mrc.org/articles/nbc-documentary-ignores-skeptics-insists-97-percent-agree-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ann Curry links ‘extremes’ cold, heat, drought, fire and more to global warming in spite of scientists who disagree. </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 “Green is Universal” network is at it again, warning about the threat of man-made climate change. Ann Curry’s latest NBC production, “Our Year of Extremes” was billed as a documentary even though it was thoroughly alarmist and ignored plenty of scientific disagreement.</p><p dir="ltr">In the hour-long program Curry, kept up the hype about a connection between “extreme” weather events and global warming, presented “controversial” science about ice melt and staved off skepticism with claims of a 97 percent “consensus” on the issue of climate change.</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/nbc-documentary-ignores-skeptics-insists-97-percent-agree-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Media Politics 97 percent alarmist Ann Curry climate Climate Change consensus drought environment extreme weather Global Warming greenland heat ice melt NBC polar melt Roger Pielke Jr. Science scientific consensus Skeptics Weather Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:30:56 +0000 julia.seymour 45956 at http://mrc.org Thomas Friedman On Questioning Global Warming: ‘That’s Not Conservatism, That’s Trotskyite Radical’ http://mrc.org/biasalerts/thomas-friedman-questioning-global-warming-thats-not-conservatism-thats-trotskyite-radica <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/jeffrey-meyer">Jeffrey Meyer</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>“New York Times” columnist Thomas Friedman took a nasty swipe at conservatives over the subject of climate change on Sunday April 6. Friedman appeared alongside Heidi Cullen of Climate Central on Sunday’s CBS This Morning and proceeded to mock conservatives who question human-caused climate change.</p><p>Speaking to host Bob Schieffer,&nbsp;<strong>Friedman claimed that 97 percent of scientists believe in climate change and “conservatives are saying I’m going go to with the 3%. That’s not conservative, that’s Trotskyite radical.”&nbsp;</strong></p><div class='signature'><p>— Jeffrey Meyer is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/JeffreyPMeyer" target="_blank">Follow Jeffrey Meyer on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/thomas-friedman-questioning-global-warming-thats-not-conservatism-thats-trotskyite-radica" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Bob Schieffer cbs Face The Nation Global Warming Thomas Friedman Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:36:59 +0000 jeffrey.meyer 45941 at http://mrc.org NBC Promotes Global Warming Special: 'Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-promotes-global-warming-special-did-climate-change-just-hit-home <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> Teasing an upcoming special on global warming hosted by Ann Curry, on Friday's NBC <em>Today</em>, news anchor Natalie Morales hyped the danger: "The head of the World Bank is warning that climate change will lead to violent conflict over shortages of food and water. And this Sunday night, <strong>NBC's Ann Curry shows us how ordinary people are already witnessing the impact of rising global temperatures."</strong> [<em>Listen to <a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-04-04-NBC-TDAY-Morales.mp3">the audio</a></em>]<br /> </p><div class='signature'><p>— Kyle Drennen is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/kjdrennen" target="_blank">Follow Kyle Drennen on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nbc-promotes-global-warming-special-did-climate-change-just-hit-home" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Ann Curry Global Warming Natalie Morales NBC Today Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:57:48 +0000 kyle.drennen 45930 at http://mrc.org Univision Partners with Liberal UN Foundation on Climate Issues http://mrc.org/articles/univision-partners-liberal-un-foundation-climate-issues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hispanic Media Company leans left with ‘groundbreaking initiative’ to increase awareness. </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>Expect Univision to be tilting even further left on climate change and environment issues from now on.</p> <p>The nation’s leading Spanish-language media company announced a new partnership with the United Nations Foundation at the World Economic Forum on <st1:place>Latin America</st1:place> April 2.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Editor for the Business &amp; 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/univision-partners-liberal-un-foundation-climate-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment International Media Climate Change environment Global Warming Hispanic Media Liberal Media partnerships Spanish-language news UN UN Foundation univision Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:09:08 +0000 julia.seymour 45922 at http://mrc.org Networks Fret Over UN Report on Climate Change; 'Urgent New Warning,' 'Extreme Consequences' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fret-over-un-report-climate-change-urgent-new-warning-extreme-consequences <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p> <img src="/sites/default/files/uploads/2014-03-31-NBC-NN-Williams.JPG" style="float: right; margin: 3px;" height="135" width="240" />The networks all hyped the new United Nations report on climate change on Monday evening, touting it as a dire call for action and an "urgent new warning."<br /> <br /> NBC's Brian Williams gave by far the most dramatic take on the report, even starting the <em>Nightly News</em> with the story. "Good evening, the world has never been spoken to quite this way," he soberly began.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Matt Hadro is a News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/matthadro" target="_blank">Follow Matt Hadro on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/networks-fret-over-un-report-climate-change-urgent-new-warning-extreme-consequences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc Brian Williams cbs Climate Change environment Global Warming NBC Nightly News Tue, 01 Apr 2014 04:03:38 +0000 matt.hadro 45901 at http://mrc.org CBS's Norah O'Donnell Smears Global Warming Skeptics as 'Deniers' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-norah-odonnell-smears-global-warming-skeptics-deniers <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;co-anchor Norah O'Donnell on Monday adopted alarmist language for global warming. She referred to climate skeptics as "deniers." CBS offered two stories on a new United Nations report predicting catastrophic weather in the future.&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbss-norah-odonnell-smears-global-warming-skeptics-deniers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division CBS This Morning Climate Change Global Warming Norah O'Donnell Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:42:07 +0000 scott.whitlock 45894 at http://mrc.org CNBC Host Blasts Climate Activists’ ‘Rich People Argument’ http://mrc.org/articles/cnbc-host-blasts-climate-activists-rich-people-argument <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Squawk Box’ interview with historian Rupert Darwall highlights climate politics’ attack on poor people and nations. </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">Global warming activists’ arguments are for the rich and ignore harm to the poor, according to one CNBC host.</p><p dir="ltr">CNBC “Street Signs” co-anchor Brian Sullivan said on March 21 that climate activists constantly push for a shift to renewable energy, but they often forget the impact to poor communities and energy prices.</p><p dir="ltr">Sullivan and other CNBC anchors interviewed historian Rupert Darwall on “Squawk Box,” who explained the negative economict impact green policies have had on European economies in particular.</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/cnbc-host-blasts-climate-activists-rich-people-argument" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Brian Sullivan climate climate activist Climate Change CNBC energy policy energy prices Europe Germany Global Warming green energy green policies history natural gas politics Poverty Putin renewables Rupert Darwall rural poor Russia Squawk Box The Age of Global Warming Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:23:23 +0000 julia.seymour 45818 at http://mrc.org Science Blogger Backs Prof Who Wants Climate ‘Deniers’ Tried for ‘Criminal Negligence’ http://mrc.org/articles/science-blogger-backs-prof-who-wants-climate-deniers-tried-criminal-negligence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Philosophy professor just latest to call for prosecution of skeptics. </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">Science blogger and biological anthropologist Greg Laden once said that taking away the future from generations by promoting climate denial was a “criminal act.” He doubled down on that March 16, saying that was only “<a href="http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2014/03/16/are-the-climate-science-deniers-criminals/#.UyZAlcuyptU.twitter">wishful thinking</a>” at the moment and defending a professor who said denialists ought to be charged with “criminal negligence.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Editor for the Business &amp; 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/science-blogger-backs-prof-who-wants-climate-deniers-tried-criminal-negligence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Environment Government climate climate alarmism Climate Change climate science deniers Crime criminal deniers Global Warming global warming alarmism greg laden Grist lawrence torcello nuremberg prosecution violent language Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:53:28 +0000 julia.seymour 45780 at http://mrc.org Nets Uncritically Hype Dem 'All-Nighter' on Climate Change, Mocked Cruz's 'Long-Winded' Protest http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-uncritically-hype-dem-all-nighter-climate-change-mocked-cruzs-long-winded-protest <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>ABC, CBS and NBC on Tuesday morning uncritically hyped an extended effort by Senate Democrats as an "all-night marathon" to raise awareness on climate change. Yet, these same networks mocked a similar effort by Ted Cruz in fall of 2013 as a "bizarre," "long-winded protest."&nbsp;</p><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/nets-uncritically-hype-dem-all-nighter-climate-change-mocked-cruzs-long-winded-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc cbs Climate Change Global Warming NBC Senate Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:25:56 +0000 scott.whitlock 45729 at http://mrc.org COLD SHOULDER: ABC, CBS Exclude Scientists Critical of Global Warming for More Than 1,300 Days http://mrc.org/articles/cold-shoulder-abc-cbs-exclude-scientists-critical-global-warming-more-1300-days <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thousands of scientists doubt man-made climate change, but networks ignore or ridicule them. </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">Like a simple parlor trick, the networks are able to make skeptical scientists vanish, at least from the eyes of their viewers.</p><p dir="ltr">In some cases, the broadcast networks have failed to include such scientists for years, while including alarmist scientists within the past six months. ABC, CBS and NBC’s lengthy omission of scientists critical of global warming alarmism propped up the myth of a scientific consensus, despite the fact the many scientists and thousands of peer-reviewed studies that disagree.</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/cold-shoulder-abc-cbs-exclude-scientists-critical-global-warming-more-1300-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Climate Change Media abc cbs Climate Change dr. fred singer dr. jay lehr dr. roy spencer Global Warming global warming alarmism global warming alarmists global warming skeptics michael oppenheimer michio kaku NBC skepticism Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:13:14 +0000 julia.seymour 45692 at http://mrc.org Warren Buffett: Supposed Increase in Extreme Weather 'Hasn't Been True So Far' http://mrc.org/articles/warren-buffett-supposed-increase-extreme-weather-hasnt-been-true-so-far <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Liberal billionaire says extreme weather events no more frequent than ’30, or 40, or 50 years ago.’ </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><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/125781" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>Any climate alarmist will tell you that climate change is increasing extreme weather events, but liberal billionaire Warren Buffett easily destroyed that argument.</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/warren-buffett-supposed-increase-extreme-weather-hasnt-been-true-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles Business and Media Institute Business Climate Change Climate Change CNBC Global Warming insurance Warren Buffett Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:17:34 +0000 dan.gainor 45666 at http://mrc.org CBS Predicts Climate Change Means the End of Snow: 'Winter Sports Could Be Doomed' http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-predicts-climate-change-means-end-snow-winter-sports-could-be-doomed <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div id="content-inner"><p>In another attempt to promote global warming activism,&nbsp;<em>CBS This Morning</em>&nbsp;journalists on Thursday warned viewers that climate change could lead to the end of snow and skiing. Co-host Charlie Rose informed viewers that&nbsp;<strong>"the author of a controversial book believes winter sports could be doomed." [MP3 audio&nbsp;<a href="http://newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2013/2014-02-27-CBS-TM-Dahler.mp3">here</a>.]</strong></p></div><div class='signature'><p>— Scott Whitlock is Senior News Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/scottjw" target="_blank">Follow Scott Whitlock on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://mrc.org/biasalerts/cbs-predicts-climate-change-means-end-snow-winter-sports-could-be-doomed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division Climate Change Don Dahler Global Warming Skiing Snow Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:14:11 +0000 scott.whitlock 45648 at http://mrc.org