Fox News host Geraldo Rivera attempted to “disagree gently” with host Steve Doocy on Monday when Doocy made the outrageous claim that the global temperature had “stabilized or gone down a little bit.”

Rivera was so committed to not calling Doocy out on what is a common Republican opinion that he gingerly addressed the topic by saying,

“Let me just gently disagree — and you know I love you slightly. This will be — 2015 — the hottest year on record. We’ve had nine out of 10 hottest years since the year 2000 in this century. So, I think the planet is getting warmer. I think the question is what’s responsible.”

Doocy continued to disagree, but co-host Brian Kilmeade jumped in to distract the audience from the uncomfortable fact-checking that was surely a first for those who love Fox.

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com