Monday, July 9, 2012

There's "No Global Warming in North America."

This an email I received from The Union of Concerned Scientists I thought some of my readers might join me in signing it.
There's "No Global Warming in North America."
...or at least that's what one major news source wants millions of people to believe.1
Anti-science media pundits who promote absurd myths like this have found a home: Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.
Thousands of supporters like you have already contacted Rupert Murdoch to demand that all his media outlets—from FOX News to The Wall Street Journal—get the facts straight. Murdoch's company has publicly pledged to address global warming, but we need to hold him to it.
The media is the front line in the war against science. If people like you and me speak out, we can ensure Murdoch's editors think twice before putting misinformation on the air or in print. If not, those distortions will go unchecked.
Despite the company's claim that "News Corporation is committed to addressing its impact on climate change," News Corp. is still a platform for people who claim that arctic ice is increasing and that a winter blizzard proves there's no such thing as global warming.2
In the wake of major scandals, Murdoch & Co. are trying to avoid further controversy. This is a critical window of opportunity to demand that they give legitimate scientists a place at the table and stop letting pundits spin anti-science misinformation.
We're building a groundswell of support to hold News Corp. accountable—but we need your help today to make it happen.
You and I believe in science. It's time we stop the all-out war on science, the environment, and public health led by Murdoch's media pundits such as Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity.
Thanks for all that you do to defend science.
Chrissy Elles
Outreach Associate
UCS Climate & Energy Program
P.S. Your activism and support defend science against political and corporate influence. Will you provide the steady resources this fight needs by joining the UCS monthly giving society, Partners for the Earth?


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