Media Matters has another example of Fox News spreading misinformation. This despite the commitment to fight global warming made earlier this year by NewsCorp. CEO, Rupert Murdoch, whose company owns Fox News.
This latest example of global warming misinformation is the most blatant yet.
Media Matters reports that:
Fox News' Brit Hume cited:
“[N]ew research by University of Washington mathematicians [that] shows a correlation between high solar activity and periods of global warming” as evidence to support his claim that “[global warming] skeptics are increasingly certain that the scare is vastly overblown.”
But an August 9 New Scientist article on the mathematicians' research warned that “[c]limate-change skeptics may seize on the findings as evidence that the sun's variability can explain global warming – but [the report's co-author] mathematician Ka-Kit Tung says quite the contrary is true.”
The New Scientist reported that Tung says his finding, in the New Scientist's words, “adds to the evidence that mainstream climate models are right about the likely extent of future human-generated warming.”