Does Fox News have a history of being skeptical of or minimizing the effects of global warming?
If yes, does this reflect the Republican view of the phenomenon or is it specific to Fox News?
This question seems to have a well-known answer, at least in liberal quarters, namely that
Climate denial claims dominated 86% of climate change segments on Fox News this year, according to a new Public Citizen analysis.
This should not come as a big surprise since the views expressed on Fox News on this matter are consistent with those of their audience
Another recent survey found that Republicans who watch Fox News are more than twice as likely to deny human-caused climate change than Republican non-viewers, and 62 percent of Republicans watch Fox News. Consistent with the demographic breakdown of American climate denial, Fox News viewers are overwhelmingly old and white, as are climate deniers.
These are quick finds from journalistic sources. There are probably peer-reviewed publications that find similarly, but I don't have time to search those right now.