Fighting Misinformation about Climate Science

Published Oct 11, 2012

Union of Concerned Scientists calls out News Corporation for overwhelmingly misleading coverage of 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.

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.

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