Media Matters: Climate Change and Terror
December 15, 2015
After all, when have Fox News pundits ever been wrong?
Fox News pundits have spent much of the past year mockinganddismissing comments by President Obama, Democratic presidential candidates and others who have described the connection that climate change has to terrorism and the rise of the jihadist group ISIS. But as world leaders strive for an ambitious agreement at the conclusion of the United Nations climate change conference in Paris — the site of horrific terrorist attacks by ISIS in November — it’s more important than ever that Americans and people around the world recognize the relationship between global warming and global security.
Here is my recent video on the connection between the Syrian crisis and climate.
Below, former Reagan advisor Bruce Bartlett describes the damage that the “Fox News bubble” does to the Republican party, keeping them, among other things, in lockstep on science denial.