Last updated on September 29th, 2020 at 04:50 pm
These media sources have a slight to moderate liberal bias. They often publish factual information that utilizes loaded words (wording that attempts to influence an audience by using appeal to emotion or stereotypes) to favor liberal causes. These sources are generally trustworthy for information, but may require further investigation. See all Left-Center sources.
- Overall, we rate the Earth Institute Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record.
Factual Reporting: HIGH
World Press Freedom Rank: USA 45/180
According to their about page “Columbia University’s Earth Institute blends research in the physical and social sciences, education and practical solutions to help guide the world onto a path toward sustainability. The research institute’s stated mission is to “address complex issues facing the planet and its inhabitants, with a focus on sustainable development.”
Funded by / Ownership
The Earth Institute is owned by Columbia University. Revenue is generated through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the Earth Institute does occasionally use loaded language to convey the message of sustainability and they do not have a favorable view of President Trump. For example, in this article, they use loaded emotional language to describe President Trump’s position on science, such as this: The Trump Administration’s Continued Attack on Science. Although left-leaning in bias this story is very well sourced and factual. From an editorial standpoint, the Earth Institute is very concerned with climate change and supports the consensus that humans are influencing global warming: 10 Climate Change Impacts That Will Affect Us All. In general, the Earth Institute is factual and Pro-Science, however, they fall to the left, based on their positions on climate change and potential solutions.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Earth Institute Left-Center Biased based on editorial positions that favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to proper sourcing and a clean fact check record. (7/6/2016) Updated (D. Van Zandt 1/25/2020)