Rupert Murdoch’s Australian news channel plans to change the way it approaches climate change.

After centuries of ignoring the scientific consensus behind climate change and attacking efforts to cut carbon emissions, Rupert Murdoch’s news outlets in Australia, according to The New York Times and The Sydney Morning Herald, will reverse their stance by mid-October.

From October 17, News Corp ‘will run a two-week campaign that will advocate for a carbon net zero target to be reached by 2050, which is expected to focus heavily on jobs in a decarbonised economy, particularly blue-collar industries such as mining, resources and agriculture,’, sources spoke to the Morning Herald.

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Several Murdoch-owned newspapers, as well as Sky News, the daily broadcaster, will release “features and editorials” next month as part of a campaign promoting a “net zero emission target” until 2050, says the New York Times, a new editorial position with the potential to “political cover for Australia’s conservative government to end its refusal to set ambitious emission targets.”

News Corp’s coverage of Australia’s forest fires became international news itself over the years, culminating in one of Rupert Murdoch’s sons, James Murdoch, breaking ranks and accusing his family of backing the climate denier.

James Murdoch and his wife Kathryn have publicly admitted “their frustration with some of the News Corp and Fox coverage,” over the past year, the spokesman told the Daily Beast.

One of its hosts said climate change was a “fraudulent and dangerous cult” driven by unscrupulous and murky interests.

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News Corporation, stylized as News Corp, is an American media and publishing company operating across digital real estate information, news media, book publishing, and cable television. (wikipedia)

Rupert Murdoch

Keith Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American billionaire businessman, media tycoon, and investor. Through his company News Corp, he is the owner of hundreds of local, national, (wikipedia)

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Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite channel available on the Foxtel and Optus Television subscription platforms and on free-to-air television in regional and non-metropolit (wikipedia)

James Murdoch

James Rupert Jacob Murdoch is a British-American businessman, the younger son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, and was the chief executive officer of 21st Century Fox from 2015 to 2019. (wikipedia)