Fox Reportedly Sought Expert To Ridicule Gore

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Last week, Fox News' Bill O'Reilly said he had "a call in to Al Gore" asking him to explain the large amounts of winter snow in the Northeast. Gore responded on his blog, stating that "the scientific community" says " increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming."

Now Gawker reports that Fox News columnist Gene Koprowski subsequently posted a request on ProfNet for "comments from someone who can point out the ridiculousness of [Gore's] argument, even if you accept the somewhat-implausible argument. I've been assigned this story just now by Fox News in New York for the science and technology desk. I'm looking for comments."

Koprowski doesn't seem to have found an expert willing to give him what he wants, as his most recent contribution to was January 15. That's probably because while climate scientists generally avoid blaming global warming for individual storms (it's long-term trends that count), Gore is right that experts say the snow storms we're seeing are consistent with global warming.

It's a concept that has proven difficult for Fox News to grasp. Koprowski's request indicates they're not interested in trying.

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Environment & Science, Climate Change
Gene Koprowski
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