Fighting Misinformation about Climate Science
On September 21, 2012, the Union of Concerned Scientists hand-delivered nearly 20,000 postcards to News Corporation's New York headquarters calling on News Corp. to stop misleading its audience about climate science.
The delivery culminated a UCS-sponsored event that highlighted the current state of climate science and its coverage in the media. The video above captures the highlights from the day's activities in Bryant Park and outside News Corp. headquarters.
News Corporation misleads nearly 4 million viewers and readers on climate science
Our recent snapshot analysis, Is News Corp. Failing Science?, found that recent coverage of climate science in two of News Corp.'s flagship properties — Fox News Channel and the Wall Street Journal opinion pages — has been overwhelmingly misleading.
Don't stand for it! Help fight misinformation about climate science
Misinformation like this confuses the public about the facts of global warming and delays essential action to reduce the human-made emissions that cause global warming.
Here's how you can help set the record straight:
- Tell Rupert Murdoch to get the facts straight! Take action now.
- Support the Union of Concerned Scientists and join our efforts to combat misinformation about climate science. Become a member or renew your membership today!
More on the New York City event: A run-down of the day's activities
The event began with a noontime panel featuring TIME magazine senior writer Bryan Walsh and Harvard University professor and Union of Concerned Scientists Board Chair Dr. James McCarthy, who discussed the state of climate science and its coverage in the media.
Photos: Desdemona Burgin