Fact check throws cold water on global ‘boiling’ claims
July was hot — no doubt about it. And media reporting on the heat wave was a raging wildfire of global warming hype.
But was it the worst-ever July scorcher, as the Washington Post, the Associated Press, USA Today, and others reported?
According to a group of fact-checkers who dug through the reports, the weather didn’t live up to the hype.
In fact, the July “Media Climate Fact Check” turned around a Washington Post claim about July being the hottest in 125,000 years, headlining the report, “Worst Media Coverage In 125,000 Years.”