Category: Climate Deniers

How Fox News is exploiting Texas’ power outages to fearmonger about clean energy | Media Matters for America

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On the February 15 edition of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host not only suggested that the freezing temperatures that hit Texas bring into question the very existence of global warming, but he also claimed that the state’s inability to keep the lights on was due to its “reckless reliance on windmills,” which he even acknowledged account for only “a quarter of the energy” makeup in Texas (with the majority of power coming from natural gas and coal). To discuss the outages, host Tucker Carlson invited climate denier and frequent Fox guest Marc Morano, who once claimed CO2 is not pollution because we exhale it.

How Fox News is exploiting Texas’ power outages to fearmonger about clean energy | Media Matters for America

While Global Temps Soared, Study Shows US Media Coverage of Right-Wing Think Tanks’ Climate Lies Actually Rose Over Past 5 Years | Common Dreams News

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Amazingly, coverage of the deniers’ messages has risen over the past five years as the climate crisis has worsened, with much of it being uncritical,” Allison Fisher, outreach program director for Public Citizen’s climate program, said Thursday. “The media should not give these organizations a platform, and if they must cover them, do a better job of alerting readers and viewers who is funding them.”

via While Global Temps Soared, Study Shows US Media Coverage of Right-Wing Think Tanks’ Climate Lies Actually Rose Over Past 5 Years | Common Dreams News

Hurricane Jose: storm nearly ‘category five’ as it follows Irma’s destructive path | World news | The Guardian

The system is nearing the eastern Caribbean islands of Barbuda and Anguilla, promising further devastation in the wake of the giant Irma

Source: Hurricane Jose: storm nearly ‘category five’ as it follows Irma’s destructive path | World news | The Guardian

Age, gender, race? Climate scepticism is predominantly party political

It appears the adage that climate change sceptics are typically conservative white men is only partly true, with a new study finding the political party you support to be a much stronger marker of where you line-up on global warming than gender, age and race.

Source: Age, gender, race? Climate scepticism is predominantly party political