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Fake Headline Draws Attention To Global Warming

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Fake Headline Draws Attention To Global Warming

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Thousands of New Yorkers picked up what looked like the real New York Post. The massive headlined read: "We're Screwed." The tabloid warned about climate change. Turns out it was a spoof. Activists printed thousands of fake Posts to raise awareness of Tuesday's U.N. meeting on climate change.

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Readers of the New York Post expect dramatic headlines. The tabloid paper once ran the headline, "Headless Body in Topless Bar." This week, thousands of New Yorkers picked up what looked like the Post headlined: "We're Screwed." The tabloid warned about climate change, a surprise from the conservative paper, which turns out to be a spoof. Activists printed thousands of fake Posts to raise awareness of today's U.N. meeting on climate change.

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