ClimateChange http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/417/all en NBC Uses Warm Weather During 'Most Unusual' Winter to Promote Global Warming http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-uses-warm-weather-during-most-unusual-winter-promote-global-warming <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2012-01-31-NBC-NN-Williams.jpg" border="0" width="240" height="186" /></div> <p>On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams fretted over winter doing a "disappearing act" and proclaimed: "It was so warm today across much of the country, as you know, they're calling it June-uary. <strong>It's got a lot of people wondering whatever happened to winter?"</strong> The headline on screen pondered: "Where's Winter?"<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-uses-warm-weather-during-most-unusual-winter-promote-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnneThompson BiasAlert BrianWilliams ClimateChange liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews Today winter Thu, 02 Feb 2012 13:12:00 +0000 39004 at http://mrc.org 'Worst Piece' of NYT Climate Reporting Ever? Justin Gillis's Christmas Day Snow Job http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/worst-piece-nyt-climate-reporting-ever-justin-gilliss-christmas-day-snow-job <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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times environmental reporter Justin Gillis took the left-wing idea of extreme weather equaling harmful global warming to heart in his front-page Christmas Day 'news analysis' lamenting the Republican block of measures that would document 'climate change' more closely, in '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/science/earth/climate-scientists-hampered-in-study-of-2011-extremes.html?ref=general&src=me&pagewanted=all">Harsh Political Reality Slows Climate Studies Despite Extreme Year</a>.' But an environmental scientist eviscerated Gillis's article as 'perhaps the worst piece of</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/worst-piece-nyt-climate-reporting-ever-justin-gilliss-christmas-day-snow-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ClimateChange GlobalWarming JustinGillis liberalmediabias RogerPielkeJr. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 23:43:00 +0000 38577 at http://mrc.org 'Worst Piece' of NYT Climate Reporting Ever? Justin Gillis's Christmas Day Snow Job http://mrc.org/articles/worst-piece-nyt-climate-reporting-ever-justin-gilliss-christmas-day-snow-job <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An environmental scientist eviscerates Justin Gillis&#039;s front-page article on extreme weather events and global warming as &quot;perhaps the worst piece of reporting I&#039;ve ever seen in the Times on climate change.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>New York Times environmental reporter Justin Gillis took the left-wing idea of extreme weather equaling harmful global warming to heart in his front-page Christmas Day 'news analysis' lamenting the Republican block of measures that would document 'climate change' more closely, in '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/science/earth/climate-scientists-hampered-in-study-of-2011-extremes.html?ref=general&src=me&pagewanted=all">Harsh Political Reality Slows Climate Studies Despite Extreme Year</a>.' But an environmental scientist eviscerated Gillis's article as 'perhaps the worst piece of</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/worst-piece-nyt-climate-reporting-ever-justin-gilliss-christmas-day-snow-job" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch ClimateChange GlobalWarming JustinGillis liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias RogerPielkeJr. TimesWatch Tue, 27 Dec 2011 20:33:00 +0000 38682 at http://mrc.org NBC Uses October Snow Storm to Push Global Warming http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-uses-october-snow-storm-push-global-warming <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams followed a story on the late October northeast snow storm by ominously proclaiming: "Everybody out east said the same thing about this freak snowstorm, 'This kind of thing didn't used to happen. This never happened before.' And while that is true, it may also be true that we'll all have to start getting used to this kind of thing over the long haul."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-uses-october-snow-storm-push-global-warming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnneThompson BiasAlert BrianWilliams ClimateChange liberalmediabias NBC NightlyNews Snowstorm Thu, 03 Nov 2011 20:27:00 +0000 38360 at http://mrc.org CBS: Coffee 'Might Be Heading for Extinction' Due to Climate Change http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-coffee-might-be-heading-extinction-due-climate-change <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-balan">Matthew Balan</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Monday's Early Show, CBS took advantage of Americans' love of coffee to hype climate change, bizarrely claiming that "<strong>your morning cup might be heading toward extinction</strong>." Contributor Taryn Winter Brill turned to a left-leaning organization to reinforce the claim that climate change "<strong>could have a devastating effect on future coffee production</strong>" [audio <a href="http://www.newsbusters.org/sites/default/files/2011-10-17-CBS-TES-Winter.mp3" target="_blank">available here</a>].<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/cbs-coffee-might-be-heading-extinction-due-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert cbs ClimateChange EricaHill GlobalWarming JeffGlor Labeling liberalmediabias TarynWinterBrill TheEarlyShow Mon, 17 Oct 2011 22:45:00 +0000 38299 at http://mrc.org Times Again Tries to Attract IRS Attention to Conservative Nonprofit http://mrc.org/articles/times-again-tries-attract-irs-attention-conservative-nonprofit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Evan Lehmann, reporter for Times-affiliated Climate Wire, throws out some red meat for the IRS: &quot;The conservative nonprofit Americans for Prosperity unleashed a volley of ads aimed at Democrats in last year&#039;s midterm elections, but it recently reported to the IRS that it was not active in political campaign activities....Joining Americans for Prosperity in this list of nonprofits are several environmental groups. In 2009, when AFP raised $16.3 million, Sierra Club raised $82.5 million, Greenpeace raised $26 million and Environmental Defense Action Fund raised $19.5 million.&quot; So where is the expose on those groups? </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.eenews.net/cw/">Climate Wire</a>, an activist environmental journalism outlet that supplies content for the Times website, has the standard issue pro-regulation, anti-free-market bias one would expect. <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/times-again-tries-attract-irs-attention-conservative-nonprofit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Environment AmericansforProsperity ClimateChange EvanLehmann IRS KochBrothers liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Thu, 13 Oct 2011 18:20:00 +0000 admin 572 at http://mrc.org Irene and Climate Change: Liberal Media Won't Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/irene-and-climate-change-liberal-media-wont-let-good-crisis-go-waste <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/matt-hadro">Matt Hadro</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>In the days leading up to Hurricane Irene's march through the Northeast, journalists repeatedly suggested that the storm was yet more evidence of climate change.<br /><br /> "The scale of Hurricane Irene, which could cause more extensive damage along the Eastern Seaboard than any storm in decades, is reviving an old question: are hurricanes getting worse because of human-induced climate change?" asked the New York Times' Justin Gillis in his August 28 <a href="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2011/20110830074132.aspx">piece</a>.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/irene-and-climate-change-liberal-media-wont-let-good-crisis-go-waste" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division BiasAlert ClimateChange environment GlobalWarming HurricaneIrene liberalmediabias MediaBiasDebate Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:06:00 +0000 38098 at http://mrc.org Reporter Justin Gillis Again Uses Natural Disaster to Promote 'Climate Change' http://mrc.org/articles/reporter-justin-gillis-again-uses-natural-disaster-promote-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Of course: &quot;The scale of Hurricane Irene, which could cause more extensive damage along the Eastern Seaboard than any storm in decades, is reviving an old question: are hurricanes getting worse because of human-induced climate change? The short answer from scientists is that they are still trying to figure it out. But many of them do believe that hurricanes will get more intense as the planet warms, and they see large hurricanes like Irene as a harbinger.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Never let a disaster go to waste. In August 2010, Times environmental reporter Justin Gillis reacted to that summer's heat waves and flooding with '<a href="http://www.mrc.org/timeswatch/articles/2010/20100816072954.aspx">In Weather Chaos, a Case for Global Warming</a>' on the front page of the Times. So it was no surprise he took advantage of Hurricane Irene in Sunday's edition, '<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/us/28climate.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper">Seeing Irene as Harbinger of a Change in Climate</a>.' <br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/reporter-justin-gillis-again-uses-natural-disaster-promote-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Environment ClimateChange HurricaneIrene JustinGillis liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias TimesWatch Mon, 29 Aug 2011 15:28:00 +0000 admin 500 at http://mrc.org Green Activists on NYT Web Site Sad G.O.P. Won't 'Acknowledge...Science of Climate Change' http://mrc.org/articles/green-activists-nyt-web-site-sad-gop-wont-acknowledgescience-climate-change <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> &quot;[Tim] Pawlenty is one of several Republican candidates who have retreated from previous positions acknowledging the science of climate change, and a need to address it.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Not all the liberal bias emanating the Times is homegrown; some is imported, conveniently prepackaged as 'supplemental content,' courtesy of <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/supplemental-content.html">activist journalism outlets</a> like ClimateWire and GreenWire, which operate under the wing of Environment & Energy Publishing.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/green-activists-nyt-web-site-sad-gop-wont-acknowledgescience-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Campaign2012 CapandTrade ClimateChange ClimateWire EvanLehmann liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias Republicans TimesWatch Wed, 17 Aug 2011 17:50:00 +0000 admin 478 at http://mrc.org Diane Sawyer Uses Wind Disaster to Hype Global Warming: 'Weather Gone Wild' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/diane-sawyer-uses-wind-disaster-hype-global-warming-weather-gone-wild <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/scott-whitlock">Scott Whitlock</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><iframe src="http://www.mrctv.org/embed/104670" width="300" height="169" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>World News' Diane Sawyer on Monday hyped a disaster at a rock concert in Indianapolis as an example of "weather gone wild" and linked it to global warming. Hyperbolically connecting the tragedy to other weather events, she proclaimed, "<strong>Something strange going on around the globe</strong>."<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/diane-sawyer-uses-wind-disaster-hype-global-warming-weather-gone-wild" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division abc BiasAlert ClimateChange dianesawyer GlobalWarming JimAvila liberalmediabias WorldNews Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:59:00 +0000 38040 at http://mrc.org Reuters.com Article Worries 'U.S., European Media' 'Worlds Apart' on Climate Change http://mrc.org/articles/reuterscom-article-worries-us-european-media-worlds-apart-climate-change <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>Pick up a copy of Newsweek, The New York Times or turn on any of the three broadcast networks and it isn't difficult to see how biased U.S. media outlets are on climate issues.<br /><br />But, according to some in academia and the U.S. and European news media, climate coverage isn't biased enough toward warming alarmism. An article by Tom Vandyck of Midwest Energy News, which was republished online at Reuters.com, aired European grievances about U.S. climate coverage.<br /></p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/reuterscom-article-worries-us-european-media-worlds-apart-climate-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Climate Change Environment International Media alarmism AlGore article balanced biased broadcast chief climate ClimateChange climatedepote Colorado columbia Debate declared disproportionate dissented editor european found giving global GlobalWarming gore HeartlandInstitute humans ICCC6 issues journalismethics journalist networks news objectivity opinion outlets perpetuating ScottPelley Skeptics story vandyck View voice Fri, 08 Jul 2011 00:44:00 +0000 admin 27515 at http://mrc.org NBC Blames Wildfires on 'Climate Change,' Then Accuses McCain of Using 'Tragedy for a Political Purpose' http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-blames-wildfires-climate-change-then-accuses-mccain-using-tragedy-political-purpose <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/kyle-drennen">Kyle Drennen</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2011-06-21-NBC-TDAY-McCain.jpg" border="0" width="245" height="184" /></div> <p>In a report on the Arizona wildfires on Tuesday's NBC Today, correspondent Miguel Almaguer touted how <strong>"The Forest Service says this historic wildfire season is caused in part by climate change."</strong> After promoting that politically charged claim, Almaguer declared that Senator John McCain had created a "firestorm" by noting that illegal immigrants have contributed to past wildfires.<br /> </p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/nbc-blames-wildfires-climate-change-then-accuses-mccain-using-tragedy-political-purpose" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AnnCurry BiasAlert ClimateChange IllegalImmigration JohnMcCain liberalmediabias MiguelAlmaguer NBC Today wildfires Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:27:00 +0000 37844 at http://mrc.org Science Fiction http://mrc.org/special-reports/science-fiction <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><strong>Click to read the <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/reports/2011/Executive_Summary_Science_Fiction.html">Executive Summary</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Read the Sidebar: <a href="http://www.mrc.org/bmi/articles/2011/Sidebar_to_Special_Report_Science_Fiction.html">Live Earth: NBC Joins the Fight for 'Climate in Crisis,' Fails to Stay Objective</a><br /></strong></p> <br /> <p>Baaaa-dum. It only took two musical notes to set the mood and terrify viewers watching the movie "Jaws" in 1975. Today it only takes two words: global warming.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/science-fiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business 2006 2007 2010 2011 administration AlGore analyzed bmi british broadcast called caused cbs claim claims climate ClimateChange climategate comeback couric coverage criticism Debate distortions earth environmental evening fact film found GlobalWarming gore gores group high hollywood Hurricane inconvenient institute international ipcc level made morning movie NBC network networks news nobel oct people percent polar political president prize public report Reporters reporting reports research revelle rise ruling Scandal Science sciencefiction scientific scientist scientists sea show smith star stories story study told truth viewers warming world years Mon, 23 May 2011 18:18:00 +0000 admin 2083 at http://mrc.org Executive Summary: Science Fiction http://mrc.org/special-reports/executive-summary-science-fiction <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>The cause for the end of the world has been imagined by screenwriters to include everything from giant insects and malevolent robots to asteroids the size of Texas. But five year ago in May 2006, Hollywood found a new menace: carbon dioxide. This scenario was different in another respect. It was supposedly true.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/special-reports/executive-summary-science-fiction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Special Reports MRC Business abc aninconvenienttruth climate ClimateChange film global GlobalWarming gore including inconvenient NBC networks news percent president sciencefiction stories truth views warming Mon, 23 May 2011 17:45:00 +0000 admin 2084 at http://mrc.org Rosenthal Tackles Liberal NIMBYism on the Environment http://mrc.org/articles/rosenthal-tackles-liberal-nimbyism-environment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> After writing on how everything is global warming&#039;s fault, Elisabeth Rosenthal faults liberals for talking a good game on the environment, until things get too close: &quot;Park Slope, Brooklyn. Cape Cod, Mass. Berkeley, Calif. Three famously progressive places, right? The yin to the Tea Party yang. But just try putting a bike lane or some wind turbines in their lines of sight. And the karma can get very different.&quot; </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/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> I've given environmental reporter <a target="" href="/timeswatch/articles/2011/20110310031814.aspx">Elisabeth Rosenthal</a> some grief for her ever-expanding damage list of events and patterns caused by global warming, so I'll give her some credit for her Sunday Week in Review piece on the NIMBY phenomenon among liberal environmentalists: "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/weekinreview/13nimby.html?ref=science">Green Development? Not in My (Liberal) Backyard</a>." <br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/rosenthal-tackles-liberal-nimbyism-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Environment BikeLanes ClimateChange ElisabethRosenthal GlobalWarming liberalmediabias Liberals NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias NIMBY TimesWatch Windmills Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:37:00 +0000 admin 202 at http://mrc.org