CNN coverage of climate science

Urge CNN to Debate Climate Policy, Not Climate Science

Earlier this year, the Union of Concerned Scientists released an analysis of cable news coverage of climate change and found that CNN aired misleading statements about climate science in 30 percent of its climate coverage. We called on CNN to do better and some of their reporters seem to have gotten the message, but others are still misleading viewers.

For example, CNN's Crossfire hosted a misleading debate about climate science with Bill Nye and economist Nicolas Loris, who works for the Heritage Foundation, a think tank that has taken money from oil companies.

CNN can and should do better. Tell CNN it's time to stop pretending there's a debate about established climate science.

They can and should do more to hold people accountable for making misleading statements about climate science.

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For more information read our Science or Spin? analysis and our blog post on CNN's coverage of climate science.

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Dear Mr. Davis,

I urge you to support hosts' and programs' efforts to accurately portray the science of climate change, and to stop hosting misleading debates on established climate science; instead, debates should be focused on legitimate disagreements about climate policy. Further, CNN hosts and guests can do more to fact-check guests, especially politicians, who misrepresent the science, either on-air or on their websites.

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