Neil Cavuto falsely claimed that data on the Earth's average temperature are not "reliable" beyond "about 100 years." In fact, the National Academy of Sciences released a report in June 2006, which stated, "with a high level of confidence," that during the last few decades of the 20th century, the Earth's average surface temperature was higher than any other period in the last 400 years.
A Washington Post article previewing Al Gore's congressional testimony noted that Congress would also hear testimony from "skeptics" on global warming such as Bjorn Lomborg, a "political scientist" at the Copenhagen Business School. The article discussed Lomborg's views on global warming and his book on the issue, but did not mention that the book has been discredited by several well-known environmental specialists.
Fox News' America's Newsroom uncritically reported Republican assertions that Al Gore violated House and Senate committee rules by not submitting copies of his testimony 48 hours in advance, but did not note that committee rules give the chairman authority to waive or ignore the requirement.
In its article on global warming, The New York Times used a false comparison to suggest that Al Gore was incorrect about the rise in sea levels and baselessly suggested that Gore made a false claim about hurricanes. The Times also misidentified Don Easterbrook, calling him a "rank-and-file" scientist, when, in fact, he has expressed skeptical views about global warming that put him at odds with the scientific consensus on the issue.