Joel Schwartz shreds this fake report by the NRDC (picked up by NPR, if I recall):
Here’s how NRDC faked its future air pollution increases: they used air pollutant emissions during 1996 to “predict” ozone levels in the 2050s and 2080s. Actual emissions of ozone-forming pollutants are already more than 25% lower than they were in 1996 and will drop another 70%-80% in just the next 20 years, based on already-adopted and implemented federal requirements.
Wasn’t it Goebbels who said the big lies are the ones most likely to be believed? I don’t trust NPR any more than Fox. The former I trust less because their MO is to let overly articulate people with honey voices deliver the "information."