Fox Business host John Stossel appeared on Fox News' Fox & Friends this morning to promote fossil fuels.
“Because that’s the only way that poor people, and there are billions still in poverty, can lift themselves out of poverty,” Stossel claimed (video below). “The other stuff isn’t good enough.”
By an amazing coincidence, Stossel's unproven "poverty" claim was also stated by Ken Cohen, Exxon's government affairs chief, earlier this month in an interview with The Huffington Post.
The conversation then segued into claims that man is not responsible for global warming, reported RawStory.com.
Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy stated, “The world’s getting warmer, but there’s no evidence that man is connected to the global warming."
However, The Guardian reported last year that 97 percent of climate scientists believe that global warming is man-made.
Live Science noted a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that found that it was "extremely likely" humans have caused most of the warming of the earth's surface.
“Is [climate science] a product?” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked. “I’m saying, is it something that’s being sold, sold to the American people, sold when scientists do their research.”
“I guess you could think of it that way,” Stossel added. “It’s sort of a movement. It’s a give-government-more-power movement, and let us manage your life.”
However, there is no proof that the US government wants to "manage" anyone's life because of global warming. The reality is big oil companies and their supporters strongly oppose regulations and taxes on fossil fuel pollution such as cap and trade, noted The New York Times.