His Rupertness has a full-page column at the beginning of the opinion section of today’s New York Post announcing News Corp.’s plans to become carbon neutral by 2010. It begins:
I grew up in Melbourne, Australia; the last few months and years have brought some changes there:
In Melbourne, 2006 was the 10th straight year with below-average rain fall. And 2005 was the hottest year on record throughout Australia. Australia is suffering its worst drought in 100 years.
Now, I realize we can’t take just one year in one city or even one continent as proof that something unusual is happening. And I am no scientist. But there are signs around the world, and I do know how to assess a risk.
Climate change poses clear, catastrophic threats. We may not agree on the extent, but we certainly can’t afford the risk of inaction. …
This raises a very interesting question: If Murdoch succeeds in taking over Dow Jones, is he going to force the Wall Street Journal‘s editorialists to acknowledge that the earth is getting warmer?