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Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:49 PM

More than half of television weather reporters are climate deniers

Forecast The Facts Exposes America’s Climate-Denier TV Weathermen
By Brad Johnson on Jan 20, 2012 at 2:57 pm

America’s television meteorologists are the primary source of climate information for most Americans, and are second only to scientists — who have much less access to the general public — in the level of trust they are given. Yet more than half of TV weather reporters don’t believe in human-induced climate change, even as our poisoned weather grows more extreme.


http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/01/20/407995/forecast-the-facts-exposes-americas-climate-denier-tv-weathermen/?mobile=wt

At the link you will find many ignorant words from the people reporting the weather on your nightly news, here are just a few choice quotes.

“I have always thought we should celebrate and be thankful we live in a time when it is warmer, not curse it. It allows us to grow food and feed the population — and the warming is slow and we can adapt to it.”
- Jym Ganahl
WCMH-TV


“If you don’t believe in God and creationism then I can see why you would easily buy into the whole global warming fanfare. I think in many ways that’s what this movement is ultimately out to do – rid the mere mention of God in any context. What these environmentalists are actually saying is “we know more than God – we’re bigger than God – God is just a fantasy – science is real…He isn’t…listen to US!” I have a huge problem with that.”
- Chris Allen
WBKO-TV Bowling Green, KY


“It is pretty widely accepted that the earth has been cooling for the past several years"
- Dave Dahl
KSTP-TV Minneapolis, MN


These are the people the corporate media has chosen to teach Americans about climate.

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Reply More than half of television weather reporters are climate deniers (Original post)
Bjorn Against Jan 2013 OP
Benton D Struckcheon Jan 2013 #1
Bjorn Against Jan 2013 #2
nadinbrzezinski Jan 2013 #3
Smilo Jan 2013 #4
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #5
Ian Iam Jan 2013 #7
UnrepentantLiberal Jan 2013 #11
Zoeisright Jan 2013 #6
Rain Mcloud Jan 2013 #8
Bozita Jan 2013 #9
Cha Jan 2013 #10
malaise Jan 2013 #12

Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:04 AM

1. It's like asking a day trader...

for advice about investing. One has a time horizon measured in days and hours, the other in years. Two different things entirely.
Meteorologists aren't trained to look at long-term trends. Climatologists are. The two have very little to do with each other.

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Response to Benton D Struckcheon (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:27 AM

2. While meteorology and climatology may not be the same thing...

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They are closely enough related that in order to be a credible meteorologist you need to have at least a decent understanding of climate. Some of the ignorance quoted at the link is totally inexcusable for someone who is presented on television as a credible source.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 12:29 AM

3. What? My local idiot is not on the list? Correction, he is



“We’re talking about the greatest hoax in history, let’s understand this. There is no man made global warming. The whole thing is a phony call for quick action. Their support is collapsing amid a turn to much colder weather worldwide. Half of the people in the United States are now saying global warming? You gotta be kidding me.”


John Coleman, KUSY San Diego

He is really bad. I swear, the one here is a mild one.


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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:14 AM

5. The people you see on TV "news" these days

 

are little more than entertainers who can read a teleprompter.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:29 AM

7. Indeed

 

Sadly, so are most "news" reporters.

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Response to Ian Iam (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:33 AM

11. When there was a New York Times channel on cable

 

one of the shows was on reporters. In one a female reporter was crouched down behind a car giving her live report about a shoot-out with the police. When her report was over she stands up. She was never in any danger. It was an act to make her report seem exciting.

Today's reporters are trained to babble on cue whether they know anything or not. In fact, the less they know the better. Wouldn't want to upset someone who was enjoying their morning "news".

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:19 AM

6. What a bunch of fucking idiots.

And there is no "belief" in science. You either understand it or you don't. Obviously these maroons don't understand it.

And that idiot Dave Dahl is one of the weathermen on my local news. He can't pronounce half of the words he says and slurs constantly. Why he's on the air is beyond me.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:33 AM

8. If they do not say what they are told by the sponsors

 

then they will be forced to go look for another $10.00 per hour job where they expect them to do physical labor.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:41 AM

9. Never tell your viewers they are wrong and you just might keep your job

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:44 AM

10. That is just the craziest thing.. yet, here

we are. Be interesting to see a debate with the deniers pitted against the Reality based Weather guys.

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Response to Bjorn Against (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:18 AM

12. Well they'd better explain the temperatures in Kansas yesterday

and the tornado threats today.

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