News Corp. is Climate Neutral, but Not on Fox News

In 2007, we reported that News Corp (NYSE: NWS) was the first global media company to commit to being carbon neutral – and their target was 2010.

The company said it would engage its 47,000 employees and its millions of readers, viewers and web users around the world on this issue. 

CEO Rupert Murdoch said in an address to employees, "If we are to connect with our audiences on this issue, we must first get our own house in order. We have just begun this effort, and we have a long way to go. Our global reach gives us an unprecedented opportunity to inspire action from all corners of the world. The climate problem will not be solved without mass participation by the general public everywhere."

The company measured its carbon footprint across the 52 countries where it operates. It constructed a LEED-certified building on the Fox studio lot in LA. It replaced many of its vehicles with hybrids, emphasized energy efficiency and purchased renewable energy.

In the four years since this announcement, News Corp has eliminated its carbon footprint and saved millions of dollars in the process. See its impressive Energy Initatives website.

Sounds great, right?

It just so happens that News Corp owns Fox News, which is one of the leading sources of mis-information and denial of climate change. 

The network regularly distorts data, fabricates controversies, and smears climate experts. One of Fox’s top editors has even ordered reporters to cast doubt on the basic fact that the planet is warming. And Sean Hannity has used his Fox show to tell viewers that global warming "doesn’t exist." 

Why would News Corp have two faces when it comes to climate change? Read this article to find out:

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Comments on “News Corp. is Climate Neutral, but Not on Fox News”

  1. meme mine

    In the United States at least, former climate change believers are now en masse contacting local district attorneys, politicians and law makers to have the leading scientists and especially the unconscionable leading news editors, subjected to criminal charges for knowingly sustaining the criminal exaggerations of the CO2 mistake for the last 25 years. It is now appearing that issuing CO2 death threats to billions of children unnecessarily has not gone unnoticed and unlike Bush getting away with his false war in Iraq, the false war of climate change will sooner or later be dealt with in the courts. Treason charges for leading a country to a false war is one option now being looked at as politicians always need an enemy to blame.
    And keep in mind that it was the scientists themselves that made environmental protection necessary in the first place when they supposedly polluted the planet with their evil chemicals and cancer causing pesticides and so how ironic is it that we bowed like fools to our Gods of science for 25 years of “unstoppable warming”?
    Scientists are not gods and don’t forget that scientists also produced cruise missiles, cancer causing chemicals, land mine technology, nuclear weapons, germ warfare, cluster bombs, strip mining technology, Y2K, Y2Kyoto, deep sea drilling technology and now climate control. Proof of consensus not being real is the fact that scientists did not march in the streets when IPCC funding was pulled, the EPA was castrated and Obama’s not even mentioning the “crisis” in his state of the union speech. Consensus was a myth because if it were true, the consensus scientists declaring a climate emergency would act like it was an emergency and demand their CO2 mitigation be taken seriously. We believed a handful of lab coat consultants who said we could CONTROL the planet’s temperature and prevent it from boiling. Pure insanity as history will call this modern day witch burning. The new denier is anyone still believing voters will vote YES to taxing the air to make the weather colder. Not going to happen.
    REAL planet lovers are happy and relieved a crisis was averted and real planet lovers don’t hold scientists as Gods and bow to politicians promising to make colder and lower the seas and scare kids with such doomsday glee.
    Stay tuned. Call the courthouse.

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  2. Ron B

    So, mememine. I take it you have a slight bias against the climate change issue? The money created to discredit highly important scientific organizations and evidence by huge oil interests, the use of false “citizen-action” organizations to create an illusion of public outcry and the available case to hire media pundits and lawyers is now getting to be old news. Who paid you to write this?

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  3. Ron B

    First, I must apologize for my typos in the comment above. Disturbed by the obvious tactic in Meme Mine’s post, that which tends to use false information, organizations and media spin to “shift” the narrative in many current isues facing our nation, I googled his name and turned up pages of reference to him stating the basic theme of the post that follows:
    Submitted by rwmsrobertw (not verified ) on April 19, 2011 on another website:
    “Meme Mine is a troll that posts the same set of messages over and over and over again across the Internet on any forum that discusses climate change. He has been caught posting on the same site using multiple personalities (sock puppetry) to dishonestly boost his message. He rarely responds to the topic of the article he posts on or responds to anyone who addresses his claims. He never backs any of his claims with science. I don’t know whether he is being paid to make his anti-science posts or if he is just that obsessive, but he is not to be trusted.”

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