NewsHour Global Warming Bias Tally, Updated 10/12/18: 61 to 0

10/12/18, The bias ratio now stands at 61 governmental agency scientists (IPCC / NASA / NOAA, agreeing with the idea of catastrophic man-caused global warming) to zero scientists from the skeptic side, as the result of Gavin Schmidt’s 10/8/18 appearance, red-highlighted within the NASA section below. One other change is below, arguably charitable one for the number of times when an opposing science observation actually made it into NewsHour discussion

All updates here are red-highlighted for ease of finding them.

This page features just the bias ratio tally and brief reference links to directly related NewsHour biased reporting analysis. The prior lengthy paragraph setup/update descriptions is at the archive page I created here.

As of today, going back to the 1996 start of the NewsHour’s previously seen online archives for “Environment” and “Climate Change” (both “not found” some time after January 2014), the program has had direct discussions or prominent mentions of the global warming topic approximately 768 times (5 new additions for the 10/8 date alone), in which only seven of those featured any semblance of purely science points from the skeptical side of the issue (most recently from the Mayor of Tangier regarding his lifelong sea level observations during one of the 10/8 segments), and none of those came from scientists. Some time in the near future, I will have a PDF file link here documenting this overall bias ratio on global warming reporting at the NewsHour. The file will have web links to full context NewsHour broadcast transcripts along with key transcript sentences. I began that quantity count in 2010 as evidence to cite within an AmericanThinker article, and added to it ever since, but there’s a glitch at the present time, because the NewsHour’s change in web format in 2014 caused all of its prior broadcast transcript pages to have nonfunctional weblinks, and I need to replace my file’s links with Internet Archive versions, which is a huge chore.


IPCC scientist appearances = 38  NASA = 16 NOAA = 7.  61 total. Skeptic scientists = 0

Michael Oppenheimer – 15: November 10, 1997;  #1 February 2, 2007, #2 April 6, 2007; #3 October 12, 2007; #4 November 19, 2007; #5 December 15, 2008; #6 November 25, 2009; #7 December 9, 2010 #8 Dec. 10, 2010; #9 Sept. 27, 2013; #10 March 31, 2014; #11 November 12, 2014; #12 January 14, 2015; #13 December 2, 2015; #14 May 31, 2017 ; #15 December 29, 2017
Stephen Schneider – 3: #1 March 28, 2001; #2 April 6, 2007 (in brief lead-in quote); #3 March 26, 2008
Kevin Trenberth – 4: #1 December 4, 1997; #2 February 2, 2007; #3 July 2, 2012; #4 November 12, 2013
Joel Smith – 1: April 6, 2007
Steve Running – 1: October 31, 2008
Richard Alley – 1: December 2, 2015
Scott Barrett – 1: December 2, 2015 (who was additionally offered the opportunity to write an online column for the Newshour)
Patricia Romero Lankao – 1: March 31, 2014
Robert Stavins – 1: April 15, 2014
Kristie Ebi / Jonathan Patz – 1: December 24, 2009 Both are identified as IPCC scientists, albeit offering brief comments much like Dr Schneider’s #2 appearance above, thus I combine them into one entry.
Sebastian Mernild – 1: May 29, 2017. Dr Mernild is not identified as such in this NewsHour segment, but he is easily found as a contributing author to the IPCC’s 2011 AR5 Chapter 13 (line 17 here), and he says as much at his own site along with being a contributor to an NOAA report.
Marshall Shepherd – 1: August 30, 2017. While not identified as such in this NewsHour segment, Dr Shepherd fits the bill as either a NASA or NOAA scientist from his own bio page, but I place him here since he also states he was a contributing author to the IPCC’s 2007 AR4 report.
Kerry Emanuel – 2: #1 August 30, 2017. Dr Emanuel’s affiliation with the IPCC is not mentioned in this NewsHour segment, nor is he readily found described that way elsewhere, but his contributions to the IPCC are seen here as a contributing author in the IPCC AR5, here as an author/expert reviewer in the AR3, and also in search results for his name within IPCC material; #2 January 10, 2018 .
Laura Gallardo – 1June 26, 2018. While not mentioned in this appearancd as having any association with the IPCC, it isn’t difficult to find Dr Gallardo’s association where the results range from a service site reporting about the 2014 IPCC meeting showing her in a prominent photo, and her own university doing the same regarding that meeting, along with her being significantly mentioned in one IPCC document, along with being listed as a lead author in Chapter 6 of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Working Group I.
Michael Mann – 1: August 6, 2018. Those who closely follow the global warming issue know of Dr Mann as being one of the more controversial members of the IPCC with his infamous “hockey stick” temperature graph, and form his comic attempt to claim a Nobel Prize win, an effort that was used at one time as a promotional tool ….. but the NewsHour has no mention of his IPCC association in this segment.
James Kossin – 1: September 19, 2018. The NewsHour only identifies Dr. Kossin in this segment as atmospheric research scientist with a university, and says nothing about his IPCC association or with the NOAA.
Carlos Nobre – 1: October 4, 2018. The NewsHour only identifies Dr. Nobre in this segment as “Brazil’s leading climatologist.” He was a lead author for the 2007 IPCC report’s Chapter 13, and the National Academy of Sciences corroborates his IPCC association.

James Hansen – 1: August 6, 2012
Gavin Schmidt – 3: #1 January 16, 2015; #2 October 6, 2016; #3 October 8, 2018
Bill Patzert – 1: April 6, 2016
Thomas Wagner – 2: July 25, 2012; #2 May 12, 2014
Radley Horton – 7: #1 June 21, 2017 (Dr Horton is not identified as such in this NewsHour segment or in his subsequent appearances, but his website’s bio and his CV details his NASA affiliation, along with an association with NOAA); #2 August 30, 2017 (partly re-seen during the year-end December 20, 2017 science discussion); #3 September 21, 2017; #4 November 3, 2017; #5 December 13, 2017; #6 January 10, 2018; #7 September 14, 2018 .
Kelly Brunt – 1: #1 March 8, 2017 (rebroadcasted July 12, 2017 and partly re-seen for a third time during the year-end December 20, 2017 science discussion. Ms Brunt’s NASA affiliation was not noted within the NewsHour’s 12/20 online transcript. Technically, she’s had 3 NewsHour appearances.)
Jay Famiglietti – 1: March 31, 2018. Additionally, Famiglietti’s name is found more than once within IPCC publications, and his speaker’s bio page and UC Irvine bio both note his ‘contribution’ to the IPCC.

Tom Karl – 1: July 10, 2012
Randy Dole – 1: April 6, 2016
Thomas Peterson – 1: October 9, 2012
Stephanie Moore – 1: October 23, 2013
Bill Causey – 1: February 3, 2015
C. Mark Eakin – 1: March 22, 2017
Hal Needham – 1: September 19, 2018. In this segment, the NewsHour only identifies Dr. Hal Needham as a “hurricane scientist,” and says nothing about his association with the NOAA. The “About” page for his Marine Weather & Climate website notes he is the founder of that organization, and at the bottom of that same page, it notes his association with the NOAA-funded “Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program” (SCIPP). NOAA’s SCIPP page features Dr Needham’s name six times – here’s a screencapture of four of them – and the page also notes how SCIPP is a “team supported by the Climate Program Office at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).” When people see NOAA’s Climate Program Office page, there is no doubt that they support the IPCC side of the global warming issue (until directed otherwise under the Trump administration). And when people see an older SCIPP bio page for Dr Needham, you can’t miss the NOAA association in the top left corner.