Is Fox News finally turning the Climate Change Corner?

Wed, 2007-07-18 15:13Kevin Grandia
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Is Fox News finally turning the Climate Change Corner?

Fox News has always been the sweetheart media source for the global warming denial industry, but this web-article published today on the Fox News site might just be a first step towards pulling their collective head out of the sand.

Yes, the story does quote the typical global warming skeptics like William Gray and Richard Lindzen, but the overall tone of the article is atypical for Fox.

Check it out. What do you think? Keeping in mind where they started, is Fox News slowly meandering down the right path?

Maybe it was this hugely popular video that finally shook their heads a bit.

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A little off-topic, but the title of the Fox article is “Global Warming: How Do Scientists Know They’re Not Wrong?” and they prominently feature comments by Naomi Oreskes.

Oreskes recently made a presentation to the American Meteorological Society entitled “The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change: How Do We Know We’re Not Wrong”. The slides are here
It is also the name of a chapter in her new book, available here

I find the Powerpoint presentation slides a little “busy”, but for those that want to understand this issue further - it’s good stuff.

H/T to Andrew Dessler @

Absolutely love Dr. Oreskes. She was in Vancouver a while ago and we took her out on the town. I will definitely check out these links. 

It’s really amazing to see Fox News doing, well, news. I had heard they were going to go green in their office buildings but to actually report science as science…. That’s astounding. Maybe Murdoch cares about his kids and grandchildren.

It’s just to easy to rip Fox New and so hard to compliment them, so confused. As far as I’m concerned they will not have thoroughly turned the corner until they throw Steve Milloy off the air.


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