Murdoch To Launch ‘Fox Weather’ Channel As Fox News Sows Doubt On Climate Science

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 2019/12/20: FOX logo outside the News Corporation Building at 1211 Sixth Avenue, Fox News Headquarters in NYC. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
FOX logo outside the News Corporation Building at 1211 Sixth Avenue, Fox News Headquarters in NYC. (Photo by Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
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July 6, 2021 2:21 p.m.

Right-wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s empire is about to extend to an unexpected realm this fall: Weather news.

“Fox Weather,” which was announced in December, is an upcoming 24-hour streaming service that will, according to a Fox spokesperson in a interview with the New York Times, provide “in-depth reporting surrounding all weather conditions” by “a dedicated team of leading meteorologists and experts.” Sharri Berg, who served as executive vice president of news operations at Fox News, will be the new channel’s president and will report to Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott.

It is unclear yet how Fox Weather will address the climate change crisis. However, its sister channel, Fox News, has notoriously given platform to climate change deniers multiple times, with one guest on Tucker Carlson’s program falsely calling climate change “a fiction of the media” less than three weeks ago.

In fact, Fox and other Murdoch-owned outlets’ boosting of climate change denialism has reportedly been a source of tension between Murdoch and his son, James, an advocate for environmentalism.

The media tycoon has described himself as a climate change “skeptic.”

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