climate alarmism http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/21657/all en Media Hype Hansen’s Latest ‘Alarming’ Prediction: Sea Levels to Rise 10 Feet http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-hansens-latest-alarming-prediction-sea-levels-rise-10-feet <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Critics say claim has ‘zero credibility,’ but CBS, NBC, MSNBC and others call it a ‘bombshell’ from a ‘top climate scientist.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/137757" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Climate alarmist James Hansen recently dropped a “bombshell” study about rising seas, at least according to the media hyping his claims.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-hype-hansens-latest-alarming-prediction-sea-levels-rise-10-feet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media Andrew Revkin bombshell cbs climate alarmism Climate Change Forecasts Global Warming James Hansen Kevin Trenberth MSNBC Nasa NBC Patrick Michaels peer-review prediction rising seas Science scientists Sea Levels Slate Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:40:07 +0000 julia.seymour 49514 at http://www.mrc.org Salon Derides ‘Loony’ Rep. Louie Gohmert for ‘Dumb & Dumber’ Climate Views http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-derides-loony-rep-louie-gohmert-dumb-dumber-climate-views <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left-wing editor attacks congressman after he promotes ‘opposing viewpoints’ on global warming. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/137316" width="520" height="293" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr"><em><strong>Editor's note: When MRC Business wrote this story, the Salon byline listed Peter Finocchiaro, Salon Deputy Editor, as the author. Sometime after that, Salon changed the byline to Bob Cesca.</strong></em></p><p dir="ltr">Being out of lockstep with climate alarmism infuriates the left, including liberal online magazine editors like Salon Deputy Editor Peter Finocchiaro.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/salon-derides-loony-rep-louie-gohmert-dumb-dumber-climate-views" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Government Media Politics C-SPAN climate alarmism Climate Change congress denial denier Global Warming insults Louie Gohmert name-calling pope Salon Science Fri, 10 Jul 2015 18:17:55 +0000 julia.seymour 49368 at http://www.mrc.org Sununu Hits Back at Climate Alarmism on HuffPost Live http://www.mrc.org/articles/sununu-hits-back-climate-alarmism-huffpost-live <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Former governor and Bush staffer cites warming ‘pause,’ and string of failed alarmist predictions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/alatheia-larsen">Alatheia Larsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/136574" width="520" height="290" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Look at the data. That’s what former Gov. John Sununu of New Hampshire recently told Huffington Post Live about climate change.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/sununu-hits-back-climate-alarmism-huffpost-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Government Media Books climate alarmism Climate Change George H.W. Bush Global Warming huffpost live Interview John Sununu New Hampshire The Quiet Man White House Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:14:13 +0000 julia.seymour 49156 at http://www.mrc.org ‘Soft Censorship’ Decried in Climate Science Fight Down Under http://www.mrc.org/articles/soft-censorship-decried-climate-science-fight-down-under <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Australian University bullied by climate alarmists into dropping new department, Inside Higher Ed says. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Global warming alarmists in Australia tanked a project at University of Western Australia because they don’t agree with one person connected to the new venture, prompting complaints of “censorship” and “bullying.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/soft-censorship-decried-climate-science-fight-down-under" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Economy Education Environment International Media australian Bjorn Lomborg business school Censorship climate alarmism climate bullying climate science Economics Free Speech global priorities Global Warming Higher Education Inside Higher Ed marketplace of ideas Science University of Western Australia Fri, 15 May 2015 13:57:41 +0000 julia.seymour 48909 at http://www.mrc.org The Guardian Engages in Climate Activism, Ignores Journalism Ethics http://www.mrc.org/articles/guardian-engages-climate-activism-ignores-journalism-ethics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> British paper promotes its own campaign demanding Gates Foundation divest from fossil fuels. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Not content to promote climate alarmism solely through biased journalism, <em><a href="http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/30/dear-bill-gates-will-you-lead-the-fight-against-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw">The Guardian</a></em> (UK) moved into full-fledged activist territory with an anti-fossil fuels petition campaign called #KeepItInTheGround.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/guardian-engages-climate-activism-ignores-journalism-ethics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Energy Media advocacy Alan Rusbridger Bill Gates Bob Steele climate alarmism Climate Change climate consensus climate skeptic Divestment fossil fuels Gates Foundation Global Warming journalism ethics journalistic activism Keep It In the Ground The Guardian Mon, 11 May 2015 18:50:56 +0000 julia.seymour 48871 at http://www.mrc.org Bill Nye Compares Combating Climate Change to Winning World War II http://www.mrc.org/articles/bill-nye-compares-combating-climate-change-winning-world-war-ii <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Science Guy’ says regulations needed to ‘get people on board’ to stop global warming. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Overcoming climate change is a challenge for those “coming of age,” much like World War II was for the Greatest Generation, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” asserted.</p><p dir="ltr">Nye claimed that climate change was “certainly the most serious problem facing humankind right now” while on <a href="http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/bill-nye-the-science-guy-interview/552d62e72b8c2a77bf0000e7">HuffPost Live</a> May 7 with host Josh Zepps.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/bill-nye-compares-combating-climate-change-winning-world-war-ii" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Government Media Bill Nye climate climate alarmism climate denier denier Global Warming global warming alarmism huffington post huffpost live Regulation Science skepticism WWII Mon, 11 May 2015 17:13:09 +0000 julia.seymour 48870 at http://www.mrc.org Famous Journalist’s ‘70s Ice Obsession: ‘Glaciers Down to the Mason-Dixon Line’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/famous-journalists-70s-ice-obsession-glaciers-down-mason-dixon-line <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ‘Murrow Boy’ Howard K. Smith also feared ice age, cited scientists and called their arguments ‘pretty convincing.’ </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/134561" width="593" height="334" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p dir="ltr">Some climate alarmists are already trying to play up legendary journalist Walter Cronkite’s April 3, 1980, coverage of “global warming” and the “<a href="http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2015/04/walter-cronkite-climate-change-news-broadcast">greenhouse effect</a>.” But what they will almost certainly ignore is that only a few years earlier Cronkite and fellow journalists were warning about a “new ice age.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/famous-journalists-70s-ice-obsession-glaciers-down-mason-dixon-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media 1970s global cooling scare abc climate alarmism Climate Change climatology famous journalists global cooling Global Warming historic news footage Howard K. Smith ice age Journalists media scares Reid Bryson Science scientists Walter Cronkite Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:58:30 +0000 julia.seymour 48595 at http://www.mrc.org Liberals: Museums Should ‘Cut All Ties’ with Climate Skeptic David Koch http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberals-museums-should-cut-all-ties-climate-skeptic-david-koch <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Climate alarmists claim involvement of ‘science deniers’ and fossil fuel industry compromises ‘integrity’ of institutions. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Green bullies are at it again, this time trying to shame museums into dropping conservative philanthropist David Koch and his money. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr">A group of alarmist scientists wrote an open letter claiming museums like the Smithsonian’s Museums of Science and Natural History in Washington, D.C., and the American Museum of Natural History&nbsp;in New York City have compromised their “integrity” by accepting money from him. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/liberals-museums-should-cut-all-ties-climate-skeptic-david-koch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Media climate alarmism Climate Change climate scientists David Koch Donors Environmentalism ethics fossil fuels green bullying history museums Museums philanthropy science museums Smithsonian Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:11:12 +0000 julia.seymour 48544 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Say Nothing As Congressional Democrats Bully Climate Skeptics http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-say-nothing-congressional-democrats-bully-climate-skeptics <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Politicians send ‘chilling’ requests for funding information to academics, non-profits and corporations because of differing climate views. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Global warming alarmists have lost ground lately, but Congressional Democrats have implemented a new strategy: try to “silence” those with other views. </p><p dir="ltr">In separate instances, three Democratic senators and one Democratic representative have attempted to intimidate more than 100 companies, organizations and academics that diverge from the liberal view that climate change is catastrophic. The politicians have requested private information about their funding and asked for that documentation.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-say-nothing-congressional-democrats-bully-climate-skeptics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Government Media Politics abc academics Boxer bullying cbs chilling effect climate alarmism climate bullying Climate Change climate science climate skeptics congress Donors Free Speech funding Global Warming Grijalva intimidation markey NBC Science senators WhiteHouse Fri, 20 Mar 2015 16:28:26 +0000 julia.seymour 48500 at http://www.mrc.org Climate Depot’s Morano: Vice Manipulated Ice Interview http://www.mrc.org/articles/climate-depots-morano-vice-manipulated-ice-interview <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> HBO’s Vice airs hit job on ‘climate deniers,’ pushing catastrophic ice melt theme. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/julia-seymour">Julia A. Seymour</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr"><strong><em>Editor's Note: Marc Morano worked for our colleagues at CNSNews.com from 2001-2006.</em></strong></p><p dir="ltr">Climate skeptics or realists are so often ignored or taken out of context by the news media it’s no longer shocking, but that doesn’t make it any less egregious.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Julia A. Seymour is Assistant Managing Editor for MRC Business at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/BizMediaJulia" target="_blank">Follow Julia A. Seymour on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/climate-depots-morano-vice-manipulated-ice-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Environment Media Antarctica climate climate alarmism Climate Change climate denier climate realists climate skeptics HBO Interviews land ice marc morano melting ice rising seas sea ice Shane Smith vice Vice media Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:05:21 +0000 julia.seymour 48432 at http://www.mrc.org Top UN Climate Official Resigns After Sexual Harassment Claims, Networks Silent http://www.mrc.org/articles/top-un-climate-official-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-claims-networks-silent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Rajendra Pachauri leaves IPCC chairmanship after an employee accuses him of ‘unwanted’ communications. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/joseph-rossell">Joseph Rossell</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">The news networks failed to report on the resignation of top UN climate official Rajendra K. Pachauri after he faced yet another scandal. Pachauri resigned after being accused of sexual harassment.</p><p dir="ltr">As the chairman of the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) beginning in 2002, Pachauri was a visible and controversial proponent of climate alarmism. The IPCC has been a <a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-embrace-catastrophic-warnings-latest-ipcc-report">favorite source</a> for the networks catastrophic climate change claims. </p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/top-un-climate-official-resigns-after-sexual-harassment-claims-networks-silent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change International Media Amazon rainforest climate alarmism Climate Change glacier Global Warming Himalaya ipcc Rajendra Pachauri Resignation Scandal sexual harassment allegations UN UN IPCC United Nations Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:03:51 +0000 julia.seymour 48328 at http://www.mrc.org Leonardo DiCaprio’s Latest Alarmist Film Demands 100% Renewable Power http://www.mrc.org/articles/leonardo-dicaprios-latest-alarmist-film-demands-100-renewable-power <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Short film ignores economics of renewables as celebrity environmentalist continues his green crusade. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio continued to use his celebrity and skills in film to promote climate change alarmism with a recent series of shorts. His view that fossil fuels were the driver and mankind was responsible for climate change was as obvious as it was predictable.</p><p dir="ltr">The latest short film, “<a href="http://www.greenworldrising.org/">Green World Rising</a>,” was released Oct. 30. It was the third in a series of four films by DiCaprio that sought to combat what it called the “scary climate problems that we face.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/leonardo-dicaprios-latest-alarmist-film-demands-100-renewable-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Art & Entertainment Climate Change Environment Government International carbon celebrity climate alarmism Climate Change CO2 Entertainment Media Environmentalism film Global Warming Green World Rising Leonardo DiCaprio Thom Hartmann Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:20:38 +0000 julia.seymour 47537 at http://www.mrc.org Media Disguise Liberal Billionaire Steyer As ‘Climate Change Crusader’ http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-disguise-liberal-billionaire-steyer-climate-change-crusader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Behind ‘green hero’ mask is a rent-seeking crony capitalist. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/mike-ciandella">Mike Ciandella</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Networks Cover Koch Funding 22 Times More Than Steyer:</strong> Print outlets admitted Steyer was a major player in Democratic funding circles and has been since the 2006 election. But that wasn’t enough to earn Steyer network coverage. Meanwhile, Charles and David Koch were demonized by the networks as “elite” billionaires who supported “very, very conservative causes.”</p><div class='signature'><p>— Mike Ciandella is Research Analyst at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@mikeciandella" target="_blank">Follow Mike Ciandella on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/media-disguise-liberal-billionaire-steyer-climate-change-crusader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Climate Change Energy Environment Government Media Politics Barack Obama business campaign funding climate alarmism Climate Change Coal crony capitalism energy business Environmentalism fossil fuels green energy green hero green lobbying hedge funds Hypocrisy liberal billionaires liberal donors NextGen Climate PAC political influence profit Tom Steyer Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:11:11 +0000 julia.seymour 47477 at http://www.mrc.org Networks Blame Climate Change for ‘Record’ Walrus Haulout http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-blame-climate-change-record-walrus-haulout <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As 35,000 walruses gathered on an Alaskan shore, ABC, CBS and NBC also ignore facts contrary to climate alarmism. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/matthew-johnson">Matthew Johnson</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Another day, another incident blamed on climate change.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/networks-blame-climate-change-record-walrus-haulout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media abc animals cbs climate alarmism Climate Change Global Warming ice melt melting ice NBC walrus walrus haulout world wildlife fund Thu, 02 Oct 2014 19:02:03 +0000 julia.seymour 47288 at http://www.mrc.org Joe Bastardi: Media Just ‘Want to Be Popular’ on Climate Change http://www.mrc.org/articles/joe-bastardi-media-just-want-be-popular-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meteorologist refutes so-called ‘consensus,’ extreme weather link and criticizes media’s climate coverage. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/sean-long">Sean Long</a> </div> </div> </div> <p dir="ltr">Climate alarmists sometimes like to claim skeptical scientists don’t exist, but they do, and one meteorologist had a lot to say on the subject.</p><div class='signature'><p>— Sean Long is Staff Writer at the Media Research Center. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/@SeanLong717" target="_blank">Follow Sean Long on Twitter.</a></p></div><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/joe-bastardi-media-just-want-be-popular-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment Media AccuWeather climate alarmism Climate Change climate science extreme weather forecasting Global Warming Joe Bastardi meteorologist Weather weather and climate Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:06:02 +0000 julia.seymour 46735 at http://www.mrc.org