The Daily Beast reported on Tuesday that James and his wife Kathyrn, both outspoken advocates of climate action, are upset by how the news organizations controlled by News Corp, such as Fox News and especially newspapers in Australia, have cast doubt on the existence of the climate crisis as bushfires ravage Murdoch's native Australia.
"It is clear that confronting the bushfire disaster in Australia requires both an immediate response and an ongoing investment in rebuilding the lives and livelihoods of those most affected by the fires across the country", News Corp Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch said.
Rupert Murdoch, owner of media giant News Corp, is getting heat from his son James over the climate change denialism that's being churned out by the mogul's right-wing news outlets.
The Australian wildfires have killed 27 people and an estimated 1 billion animals, and have destroyed thousands of properties in multiple states.
Murdoch has denied that News Corp employees do not believe in climate change. "Though Australia has had the highest temperatures on record - the driest season ever - it's not correct to say climate change caused these wildfires".
News Corp announced on Monday that it will donate $3.5 million to fire relief efforts in Australia.
"As a company with roots in Australia and an abiding commitment to its people and communities, we are determined to help, both in this time of great need, and well into the future, as the hard work of restoration continues", said Murdoch, an Australian native who along with his wife Jerry has already personally pledged almost $1.4 million to the relief effort.