60 Minutes ran a spectacularly well-timed feature this past Sunday on wildfires in the Western states, entitled "Expert: Warming Climate Fuels Mega-Fires." Predictably, climate change denier Steven Milloy, who runs a website and serves as a pundit for Fox News, was quick to criticize the news report.
His press agent at Advocacy Ink issued a release for him, in which Milloy claimed that "There’s no evidence that man-made climate change is playing any role whatsoever in the current Western forest fire season."
I called the press agent, Audrey Mullen, to check on the quote, and to ask to interview the Fox pundit. She promised he would return the call within the hour; predictably, he did not. But Milloy’s outrageously false claims still demands a challenge — especially for those of us threatened by wildfires.
For more, please see the rest of my post on Gristmill.
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