Only 'Corrupt' Scientists Believe in Climate Change, Fox News Host Claims

Tracy Bloom
Assistant Editor
Tracy Bloom left broadcast news to study at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. There she eventually became deputy editor of Neon Tommy, the most-trafficked online-only college website in…
Tracy Bloom

Fox News host and staunch climate change denier Brian Kilmeade got into an argument with a listener on his radio show Tuesday when the caller pointed out that most climatologists believe global warming is real, something that doesn’t jibe with the conservative’s beliefs.

It all started when the caller, who identified himself as “John,” told Kilmeade that the issue was the “most important thing we need to be concerned about.”

Kilmeade, demonstrating his absolute ignorance on the subject, responded sarcastically, “This morning it snowed, only because there was pollution in China.” He added, “You mean the corrupt ones? You mean the corrupt ones who admit they skew their findings?”

But here’s the thing that Kilmeade won’t acknowledge: Studies have shown nearly all climatologists support the science of global warming. Don’t try telling that to the “Fox & Friends” host, who has never let facts get in the way of his opinions.

The Raw Story:

A 2010 study, though, confirmed that the matter really is settled for 97 to 98 percent of climate researchers, echoing a University of Illinois study (PDF) the previous year.

The issue was pushed further into the spotlight when President Barack Obama insisted during his second inaugural address on Monday that his administration would respond to “the threat of climate change,” a move the caller praised.

But conservatives have long resisted the idea that the planet is getting warmer.

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— Posted by Tracy Bloom.

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