Remarks by Rupert Murdoch Good morning. Thank you for joining us here today. This morning is the first time we have ever done a global event for all News Corp. employees, many of whom are joining us live by webcast. So I should say good morning, but to those of you who are watching: good afternoon, and good evening...
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
I'm here to tell you about a new initiative we're undertaking at News, one that will affect us all.
As many of you know, I grew up in Melbourne, Australia and the last few months and years have brought some changes there:
In Melbourne, 2006 was the 10th consecutive year with below average rainfall. And 2005 was the hottest year on record throughout Australia.
Australia is suffering its worst drought in 100 years.
Now, I realize we can't take just one year in one city or even one continent as proof that something unusual is happening. And I am no scientist.
But there are signs around the world, and I do know how to assess a risk....MORE from News Corp.
As we've pointed out, Mr. Murdoch is no Greenie come lately.