In The Midst Of Warmest Year On Record, Fox Host Claims Global Temperatures Are Going Down

Despite 2014 being the warmest year on record and 2015 looking to exceed it, Fox News' Steve Doocy insisted that "global warming has slowed significantly" in recent years.
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As world leaders gather in Paris this week to discuss global climate change and look to reach a binding agreement to slow down global warming, the mouth-breathers at Fox & Friends let their viewers know that there is nothing to worry about regarding the Earth’s climate. Speaking to Geraldo Rivera, who is in Paris covering the COP 21 summit for Fox News, co-host and sentient Ken doll Steve Doocy tossed out some grade-A bullshit about global temperatures and how climate change has actually ground to a halt over the past two decades.

Repeating the skeptical science conspiratorial nonsense that’s been spread by conservative media for years now, Doocy insisted that temperatures around the world have not only remained stable over the past twenty years, but that they’ve actually come down a little bit. This is something we’ve heard quite a bit from Doocy since he joined the F&F crew, as he typically uses snowstorms and unseasonably cold local weather to make his points that global warming is a hoax. As far as climate change skeptics go, he’s on par with Rush Limbaugh.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Doocy would use his Fox platform to dismiss the need for large-scale action when it comes to addressing global warming. Hell, in his mind, that shit ain’t even happening.

Below is a transcript of Doocy and Rivera discussing climate change, via Media Matters:


STEVE DOOCY (HOST): You know, Geraldo, here’s the question — and we’re not going to argue about climate change, although we do know that over the last couple of decades, you know, for the most part the temperature has for the most part has stabilized or gone down a little bit. Regardless of that, though, let’s talk about the fact that when you look at polls though, the American people, where you look at their concerns, I think climate change — 3% of the country says that climate change is their number one priority. And way in front of that are things like terrorism, and security and, of course, our economy.

GERALDO RIVERA (CONTRIBUTOR): Steve, let me just gently disagree, and you know I love you slightly. This will be, 2015, the hottest year on record. We’ve had nine out of the ten hottest years since the year 2000 in this century. So I think the planet is getting warmer. The question is, what’s responsible? It’s hard to be in a smoggy day in Beijing —

DOOCY: Geraldo, global warming has slowed significantly over the last two decades. And that brings up the question —

RIVERA: I am not going to debate climate change with you, buddy. I’m not going to debate climate change or religion or politics.


Of course, nothing that Doocy said there is even close to true. Per NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2014 was the warmest year on record. Meanwhile, 2015 looks to surpass that, and we should see global temperatures continue to climb.  And, despite what Doocy claims, the ten hottest years on record have all occurred since 1998.

But, y’know, don’t listen to what nearly every climate scientist has to say on the subject. Instead, take your cue from a man who thought President Obama brushed off a meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu so he could sit down and speak with a fake pirate. 

Below is video of the segment, courtesy of Media Matters:


Justin Baragona is the editor and publisher of Contemptor. Prior to starting the site, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He currently resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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