Gallery: Rupert Murdoch Accused of ‘Misunderstanding Science’ After Twe...

 

Rupert Murdoch has been known to use Twitter to voice controversial social and political opinions – and recently the media tycoon made several sweeping statements on climate science. Citing an article in the Wall Street Journal (which it should be noted is owned by Murdoch), the media mogul tweeted, “World growing greener with increased carbon. Thirty years of satellite evidence. Forests growing faster and thicker.” The piece he referenced was by Matt Ridley, who stated that “green vegetation on the planet has been increasing for three decades.” This conclusion is based on a summarized lecture by Ranga Myneni of Boston University and NASA images of global vegetation. Members of the scientific community have accused Murdoch of misinterpreting some very complicated science to further his known disdain for environmentalism.

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