Will Fox News stop peddling "Junk Science?"

With the announcement today by News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch that the media conglomerate is joining the battle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the big question here at DeSmogBlog is whether this means Fox News will end its peddling in global warming junk science.

Steve Milloy (aka. “The Junkman”) is a regular Fox News columnist and tireless campaigner in the war agianst climate science. A quick read of Milloy's website and you will find the usual laundry list of long-held global warming denier arguments.

Senate Committee debates climate change action costs today

Its refreshing to see the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee moving on from a debate over whether global warming is a hoax, to one of what to do about ever-increasing US greenhouse gas emissions.

Today the hearing was on the subject of “Emerging Technologies and Practices for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.”

Putting The Fox In Charge Of The Greenhouse

Fox News founder and media maven Rupert Murdoch launched a company-wide plan today to address climate change that includes not only a pledge to reduce the News Corporation's emissions but also a vow to weave climate messaging into the content and programming of News Corp.'s many holdings.

Oil Giant Is Playing a Shell Game -- U.K. Enviros

An environmental group said it would file complaints to three European advertising regulators about a Royal Dutch Shell advertisement that says the oil major uses waste CO2 to help grow flowers. Friends of the Earth Europe said Shell advertising that its refinery near Rotterdam pipes CO2 to nearby greenhouses is misleading because only a fraction of the CO2 emissions are used in this way.

Around the DeSmogosphere

Here's what other bloggers and DeSmog friends from our blogroll are talking about.

Adam Siegal @ Ecotality:

Wal-Mart announced today a huge solar system purchase, a “pilot project … toward its goal of being supplied by 100 percent renewable energy.” For many, Wal-Mart has been an odd poster child for Green business management…

Simon Donner @ Maribo:

In case you are still not convinced that the emissions intensity concept is a sham, take a look at this graph. In fact, don’t just look at it. E-mail a copy to the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper…

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