Skip to comments.Global warming activists seek to purge ‘deniers’ among local weathermen
Posted on 01/30/2012 8:44:03 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Global warming activists seek to purge deniers among local weathermen By Caroline May - The Daily Caller 11:23 AM 01/30/2012 ADVERTISEMENT
Concerned that too many deniers are in the meteorology business, global warming activists this month launched a campaign to recruit local weathermen to hop aboard the alarmism bandwagon and expose those who are not fully convinced that the world is facing man-made doom.
The Forecast the Facts campaign led by 350.org, the League of Conservation Voters and the Citizen Engagement Lab is pushing for more of a focus on global warming in weather forecasts, and is highlighting the many meteorologists who do not share their beliefs.
Our goal is nothing short of changing how the entire profession of meteorology tackles the issue of climate change, the group explains on their website. Well empower everyday people to make sure meteorologists understand that their viewers are counting on them to get this story right, and that those who continue to shirk their professional responsibility will be held accountable.
According to the Washington Post, the reason for the campaign can be found in a 2010 George Mason University surveys, which found that 63% of television weathermen think that global warming is a product of natural causes, while 31% believe it is from human activity.
So far, the campaign has identified 55 deniers in the meteorologist community and are looking for more. They define deniers as anyone who expressly refutes the overwhelming scientific consensus about climate change: that it is real, largely caused by humans, and already having profound impacts on our world.
We track the views of meteorologists through their on-air statements, blog posts, social media activity, public appearances, interviews, and interactions with viewers, the campaign explains.
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If you’re NOT degreed in Climatology, you are prohibited from being a global warming activist.
If you are a degreed Climatologist, you must present a scientific basis for your position regarding man made global warming.
Oxymoron. Something is either derived scientifically, or by consensus. It can never be both.
Get with the program!
Per several recent threads/articles, Global Cooling is back.
One would think that making a more convincing case for human caused global warming would be preferable to destroying the careers of those who don’t agree. If 63% of a professional group that is way more educated in a field that is related to climate science (and whose livelyhoods mostly don’t depend on goverment research grants) don’t believe your theory - then either you should start doubting your theory or realize that you have done a crappy job of proving, explaining and defending it.
As they identify the “deniers”, I’ll send them a bumpersticker printed with my tag-line!
It looks like the ‘consensus’ of weathermen is that global warming is bunk. Isn’t their education scientifically oriented?
We can debate the speed of light, we can debate the mass of an electron, we can question the properties of a photon .... but Global Warming is established science, no debating allowed. < /s>
What's next? Yellow stars for the "deniers"? Labor camps?
No one expects the AGW inquisition! Our main weapons are fear and surprise, surprise and fear!
Blasphemers must be smited!!
BTW, have they ever shown a time in history when the climate wasn’t ‘changing’??
My instincts tell me that Jennifer Granholm, former Michigan Governor and now a professor at UC Berkley has something to do with this.
Maybe I'm splitting hairs here, but what BOTH sides have is a "Consensus of Scientists". In other words, and in your example, "A bunch of guys with Meteorological backgrounds agreed that Man-Made Global Warming is crap".
If it was "Scientific", then it would be "A bunch of guys (doesn't matter who, scientific experiments are completely repeatable) formed a hypothesis (GW is crap, the Earth is getting colder not warmer), repeatedly tested the hypothesis (they looked at thermometers and wrote down the temps for a couple of decades), and the end discovery (Earth is cooling, not warming) supported their original theory."
IMHO, words mean things. "Science" is one thing. "Consensus of Scientists" is another.
"Scientific Consensus" is gobbledgook term that tries to lend credibility to a con by silencing critics. It's no different than NBCCBSABCCNN commentators shouting "Everyone knows that Obama will win in 2012".
"Cardinal Gore, fetch the COMFY CHAIR"!
“What’s next? Yellow stars for the “deniers”? Labor camps?”
I think the “more-progressive” of the lefties already have this figured out: re-education camps would be their desired next step.
As an initial step, maybe they’ll just out-source recalcitrant weathermen to North Korea - those guys have got re-education business down pat.
The meterologists say its a bunch of crap by a margin of two to one. This is now documented. I have yet to see the document that verifies scientists believe in the crap 9 to 1 as claimed.
Good luck with that. Actual TV meteorologists (as opposed to eye candy weather girls and guys) are close to 100% “deniers”. So they want to force replacement of people who actually understand weather and know the difference between a Noreaster and an Alberta Clipper with Al Gore acolyte know nothings.
And, not that my opinion is any more valuable, but I think that it's crap, too.
My local (very experienced) weatherman can't reliably predict the high temp in my hometown tomorrow. I think it's incredibly arrogant for anyone to assume that they can predict what the global temperature will be 100 years from now to within a tenth of a degree.
Does the topic still need to be studied? I think so; there good information to be found there. But we don't need to base global economic policy on a completely untestable hypothesis. We can get just as accurate info from observing tea leaves or having a UN witch doctor roll and read chicken bones.
I predict that the next global boogeyman is going to be "Lack of Fresh Water". I'm already seeing that meme show up in commercials and news reports.
Intelligent people seek to purge idiots among local writers
Not likely, but I can always dream.
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