It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Friday, May 11, 2007

Sign a Petition to Get Fox News to Drop Junk Science on Global Warming

Now that Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch has announced that his company would join the battle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it's time for Fox News to end its reporting of misinformation on climate change. Here is a petition to encourage more, uh, "fair and balanced" coverage.

Here's a nicely framed brief video motivating the petition.

Of course you have to believe "our" economists instead of "their" economists to follow this video's argument to the end, but frankly I don't care if it costs more than ten dollars to save the world. I am in for whatever it takes, silly me.

(Hmm, eleven dollars and no world, world and no eleven dollars, tough call...)

The point of the petition is that Fox News is feeding people noise and interfering with the function of democracy. It's irresponsible to do so, and they should stop.

By the way, note that you do not have to do a PayPal contribution to the petitions service to make this work. Just navigate away from that page if you want to.

UPDATE: A couple of comments apparently directed to this thread have appeared attached to the recent posting "global wamring updates". Apaprently I indavertently had comments turned off here.

Anyway, despite the lead-in, which probably appeals to young males at the cost of being a bit off-putting to the rest of, I do think Brian's YouTube video presentation on AGW is worth a look.

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