By Ben Geman - 05/06/13 12:11 PM EDT
Fox News, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial pages and other Murdoch-controlled outlets are skeptical of the scientific consensus on climate change and its risks.
Murdoch himself, in a 2007 speech, said climate change “poses clear, catastrophic threats.” But more recently, via Twitter, he has addressed the topic by lauding a January 2013 Journal column about vegetation titled “how fossil fuels have greened the planet.”
Last July, Murdoch lauded the role that natural gas can play in addressing climate change. “Climate change very slow but real. So far all cures worse than disease. Shale gas huge breakthrough for US. Half carbon of coal and oil,” he said on Twitter.
The New York magazine profile recounts in detail how Gore and Murdoch met a decade ago when Gore was getting into the cable TV business, where Murdoch has been a major player.