Fox News Rarely Gets Climate Change Right
Posted at 12:33 p.m. on April 8, 2014
A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists found that 28% of Fox News’s reporting on climate change in 2013 was accurate — a big improvement from the 7% accuracy rating in 2012.
As Dylan Byers notes, other networks achieved far greater accuracy: “70% of CNN’s 43 segments on climate change were entirely accurate, while 92% of MSNBC’s 132 segments on climate change were entirely accurate.”
The Guardian: “These findings help explain why Americans tend to be relatively poorly informed about climate change. 38% of American adults watch cable news, with Fox News having the largest viewership. Only two-thirds of Americans accept that climate change is occurring, and less than half of Americans recognize that it is largely due to human activities. This is a stark contrast to the 97% expert consensus on human-caused global warming.”