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WEATHER CHANNEL ABSURDITY
Neal Nuze ^ | 01/18/07 | Neal Boortz

Posted on 01/19/2007 8:09:00 AM PST by NotchJohnson

WEATHER CHANNEL ABSURDITY

Perhaps the most bizarre story of the week comes from Weather Channel Meteobabe Heidi Cullen. Apparently she hosts a show called "The Climate Code."

Let's all bask for a moment in the extremely clever play on "The DaVinci Code" popularity.

OK .. That's enough. Back to Hysterical Heidi. Cullen wants the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the group that certifies TV weathermen, to decertify any weatherman who dares to question the "fact" that man is causing catastrophic global climate change.

Note, please, that the phrase "Global warming" is no longer really in vogue. After all ... ice just destroyed much of California's citrus crop. So the word now is "climate change."

Here's what Cullen had to say on her blog:

"If a meteorologist can't speak to the fundamental science of climate change, then maybe the AMS shouldn't give them a Seal of Approval. Clearly, the AMS doesn't agree that global warming can be blamed on cyclical weather patterns. It's like allowing a meteorologist to go on-air and say that hurricanes rotate clockwise and tsunamis are caused by the weather. It's not a political statement...it's just an incorrect statement."

To Cullen the "fundamental science of climate change" is that global warming is being caused by man. She completely discounts cyclical weather patterns which have been proven by science. The earth has been this warm in the past .. warmer .. many times. Cullen doesn't explain why. By the way ... it has been pointed out that hurricanes do rotate clockwise in the southern hemisphere -- but why be picky.

Here's another blog you might be interested in. The Weather Blog. This is from AMC certified Meteorologist James Spann. He says that he does not know of a single TV Meteorologist who buys into the man-made global warming hype. There are some excellent comments posted to Spann's blog. A good read.

Don't you just love a good juicy controversy?


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KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalwarming; heidicullen; weatherchanel
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Does she just read the weather or does she have some degree from somewhere?
1 posted on 01/19/2007 8:09:02 AM PST by NotchJohnson
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To: NotchJohnson

2 posted on 01/19/2007 8:11:44 AM PST by Schnucki ("When a mullah calls, an undertaker is sure to follow." -- old Persian saying)
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To: NotchJohnson

Years back, husband and I noticed a trend on The Weather Channel. All of the women are constantly rotating in and out of pregnancy. I wonder if it is somehow a job requirement.


3 posted on 01/19/2007 8:15:42 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife
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To: NotchJohnson

They have their opinion and no amount of fact will change it.

The Weather Channel software is coming off my computer tonight. The Weather Channel link is coming off my favorites tonight. I never tuned into the cable channel, so no need for a change there.

Buh Bye, Weather Channel.


4 posted on 01/19/2007 8:16:42 AM PST by Lazamataz (You are not your mind. You are not your emotions. You are not your pain. All you are is love.)
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To: NotchJohnson
A Very Political Climate (Weather Channel climate expert responds to blog fervor)
5 posted on 01/19/2007 8:20:25 AM PST by weegee (The Left is worried that '24' will have the same effect as LBJ's 'Daisy' mushroom ad.)
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To: Schnucki

On my satellite provider the Weather channel is one up from Fox, so I flip up once and a while to see what's going on. I think over the last 6 months I've heard several of their hosts make some comment on global warming.

Always fascinating to watch someone trained in weather prediction (the closest profession we have to alchemy) and not scientific theory get the weather wrong more often than right, and make absurd scientific predictions of doom and gloom about the future.


6 posted on 01/19/2007 8:21:52 AM PST by roostercashews
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To: Schnucki
A few days ago Alexandra Steele tried to blame the extreme shifts on global warming and Jim Cantori interrupted her saying there is much about weather we still don't know. Classic.
7 posted on 01/19/2007 8:24:20 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter ( I am sitting under my cone of silence, inside a copper wire cage wearing a tin foil hat...)
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To: NotchJohnson

Apparently a senior producer for CNN was hired away to be the head honcho at the Weather Channel a few years ago. Her whole policy is based on developing and featuring the kind of opinionated personalities as they had at CNN, like Cafferty, or MSNBC's Olberman. I mean, look how well that's worked for those two networks!


8 posted on 01/19/2007 8:27:00 AM PST by Phsstpok (Often wrong, but never in doubt)
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To: Lazamataz
"The Weather Channel software is coming off my computer tonight."

I use this site:

http://www.wunderground.com/

Just put in your zip code and bookmark the page. I've found it to be far more accurate for my area than anything from the weather channel, and it has a nice real-time radar. It's a bit heavy on the ads, but I use FireFox so it's tolerable

9 posted on 01/19/2007 8:28:00 AM PST by KoRn
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Ha, you noticed that too. I think that they could spin to Discovery Health while giving birth, then Oxygen for afters. Then back to the Weather Channel.


10 posted on 01/19/2007 8:31:02 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Got towel?)
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To: Lazamataz

a great weather site - easy to customize - the only one I use:

http://www.wunderground.com/


11 posted on 01/19/2007 8:34:40 AM PST by feedback doctor (Mark Sanford - 2008)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Cantori is the reason that I still watch TWC, but I have a feeling that his days may be numbered (if he does not tow the liberal lie)


12 posted on 01/19/2007 8:37:10 AM PST by halo66
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To: NotchJohnson

She has a PHd in Global warming, really.


13 posted on 01/19/2007 8:37:15 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

Well, they gotta do something when they are forced inside because of climate changes.


14 posted on 01/19/2007 8:37:19 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: NotchJohnson

These are the same folks that bring us the doomsday show "It could happen tomorrow" Gimme a break.


15 posted on 01/19/2007 8:38:24 AM PST by SueRae
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To: feedback doctor

Heck they don't even get the weather right a couple of day out. Then they think they know it all on global warming. Right!


16 posted on 01/19/2007 8:38:25 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: KoRn

The radar lags by about five minutes; to get full animated radar coverage of the daylight hours you must subscribe.


17 posted on 01/19/2007 8:39:28 AM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Jim Cantori interrupted her saying there is much about weather we still don't know.

I don't watch the Weather Channel much anymore (the wife does for the locals), but Cantori always seemed to be one of the straight up ones. I guess that's still the case; probably more so based on how their programming has evolved.

18 posted on 01/19/2007 8:39:52 AM PST by bcsco
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
"I wonder if it is somehow a job requirement."

Maybe they finally found a job that offers sufficient health care that they can kick 'em out now. Same thing with the FOX babes ... babies every year for two or three years.

19 posted on 01/19/2007 8:47:01 AM PST by knarf (Islamists kill each other ... News wall-to-wall, 24/7 .. don't touch that dial.)
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To: feedback doctor; Lazamataz

I third the recommendation. Much prefer the user-friendlier format of wunderground to TWC, even disregarding the global warming "enforcers" who've evidently taken over at TWC.


20 posted on 01/19/2007 8:47:27 AM PST by leilani (Dimmi, dimmi se mai fu fatta cosa alcuna!)
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To: KoRn

$5.00 for a year with NO ads. Well worth the cost. They also have people with home weather stations sending feeds to them, so you can see real time local weather.


21 posted on 01/19/2007 8:57:21 AM PST by PogySailor (Media bias? What media bias)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife

"All of the women are constantly rotating in and out of pregnancy. I wonder if it is somehow a job requirement."

What do you think all those meteorologists do during the commercial breaks? Those people breed like rabbits.


22 posted on 01/19/2007 9:06:20 AM PST by Holicheese (Beerfest could be the greatest movie ever made!)
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To: Old Professer
She may have a degree in global warming, but is it a scientific degree.Her bachelor's degree is in Near Eastern religions and history from Juniata College. Here are some more comments from world net daily:

"The chief martyr for the new "emotional" approach to broadcasting at The Weather Channel is Dr. Heidi Cullen, who serves as the network's cheerleader for global warming hysteria. Cullen's supposed expertise on climatology includes, among other things, earning a bachelor's degree in Near Eastern religions and history from Juniata College. One must indeed have to believe in the mystical to accept anything Ms. Cullen has to say about climatology:
23 posted on 01/19/2007 9:08:00 AM PST by Barnyard
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To: Pan_Yans Wife
Years back, husband and I noticed a trend on The Weather Channel. All of the women are constantly rotating in and out of pregnancy. I wonder if it is somehow a job requirement.


"So as you can see Jim, we have Low pressure coming up from the southeast, and because of selfish Americans driving SUVs which cause Global Warming, we have windy conditions across the great plains....."

24 posted on 01/19/2007 9:08:37 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Great visual! LOL


25 posted on 01/19/2007 9:09:46 AM PST by Pan_Yans Wife
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To: NotchJohnson
It's like allowing a meteorologist to go on-air and say that hurricanes rotate clockwise and tsunamis are caused by the weather. It's not a political statement...it's just an incorrect statement."

This mental midget is both ignorant and a dissimulating twit.
Hurricanes, typhoons, same thing, different places. In the Southern Hemisphere they do rotate clockwise.

Selective fear mongering based on an exaggerated sense of self-worth. They have no clue how irrelevant and silly they come across.

The science of global warming? Oh boy.
I hope her fans watch other real-world channels.

26 posted on 01/19/2007 9:11:04 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: SueRae

Yes! I've never watched "It Could Happen Tomorrow", I've only briefly seen previews before I hit the button to another channel. I've often wondered how badly that show must scare small children. Like we don't have enough to worry about!


27 posted on 01/19/2007 9:11:27 AM PST by fishergirl (Proud mom of an Iraq war veteran - to all our veterans Thank You and God Bless)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Alexandra Steele always gives me the creeps. When I first saw her, I thought she was kinda 'hot' so to speak. But it didn't take long to realize that everything about her was fake and that she really didn't belong on the Weather Channel.

Mankind has been ACCURATELY recording weather for what, 200 years? And still, the Al Gore fan club members still INSIST that global warming is a) happening and b) mankind's fault. The simple fact that the geographic record documents countless shifts in weather patterns and climate over thousands of years is an inconvenient reality to Steele and her ilk.

Just my humble opinion, of course.


28 posted on 01/19/2007 9:15:18 AM PST by Skywarner (The U.S. Armed Forces... Producers of FREEDOM for over 200 years!!)
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To: Barnyard
Her bachelor's degree is in Near Eastern religions and history from Juniata College.

Why am I not surprised?
Forty years ago, that was a certain track for jobs in fast food or shoe sales.
Just saying...

29 posted on 01/19/2007 9:15:45 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: NotchJohnson

As I read this thread, Rush Limbaugh is blasting her into the nether regions of the stratosphere. "There's no science here, it's pure politics", says Limbaugh.


30 posted on 01/19/2007 9:18:28 AM PST by miele man (Continually voting against iodine deficient libs for 42 years)
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To: NotchJohnson
She either doesn't have a degree in any science related field or got one while on her knees.

The scientific method dictates that one gather all information from any experiment before forming so much as a theory. Even before forming a hypothesis, one must get results from at least two observable facts.
This woman is whacked.

31 posted on 01/19/2007 9:20:10 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (I can't complain...but sometimes I still do.)
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To: Skywarner
Here you go.
Most people have a firm grasp of reality:

STATIC CLIMATE IS IMPOSSIBLE

32 posted on 01/19/2007 9:24:02 AM PST by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: bcsco
I have been watching the Weather Channel over the years, and have seen it go down the liberal path...I find the men to be good guys, and present a good review....the others, well, I for one, am bored with all the lectures, that I get from the women on that channel....thanks to the Internet, I get my weather from "reliable, non-lecturing sources"
33 posted on 01/19/2007 9:25:01 AM PST by thinking
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To: feedback doctor

Also good and NO ADS:

http://www.erh.noaa.gov


34 posted on 01/19/2007 9:25:09 AM PST by NY.SS-Bar9 (DR #1692)
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To: NotchJohnson

Heidi, you ignorant sl...


35 posted on 01/19/2007 9:26:23 AM PST by Petronski (Who am I and why am I here?)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

it is Dr. Cullen...


36 posted on 01/19/2007 9:26:49 AM PST by thinking
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To: NotchJohnson

Well what'd you expect? Isn't TWC part of the CNN empire?


37 posted on 01/19/2007 9:28:46 AM PST by 38special (I mean come'on.)
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To: Lazamataz

The Weather Channel has gone to hell over the pasy few years. it wouldbe a greattime for a competing
Weather Channel. The damn weekend show looks like the set from the view - Syrupy crap posing as realistic discussion.


38 posted on 01/19/2007 9:29:12 AM PST by ohioman
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To: halo66

I agree. Jim Cantori is the best one left.


39 posted on 01/19/2007 9:30:22 AM PST by ohioman
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To: NotchJohnson

We have a local meteorologist by the name of Kevin Williams who doesn't buy into the man-made climate change thing at all. Here's a quote from him:

“We should be thankful for the ‘greenhouse effect,’” he says. “Without it, our planet would be a lifeless rock.”

-Kevin Williams


40 posted on 01/19/2007 9:32:20 AM PST by rochester_veteran (born and raised in rachacha!)
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To: NotchJohnson

In southern New Mexico we don't have any reason to watch a weather channel so we don't get involved in really controversial and important situations like this. We just look outside and we can see the weather if there is any - even miles away. Cuts down on the "situations" we have to deal with.


41 posted on 01/19/2007 9:39:25 AM PST by twonie (Just because there are fewer of us don't mean we are wrong.)
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To: NotchJohnson
So the word now is "climate change."

The leftist agenda is now to claim that every uncomfortable instance of weather is the fault of the opposition.

Somebody needs to quickly spell out and publish what this form of thought control means. Crichton's "State of Fear" was a start.

42 posted on 01/19/2007 9:39:43 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: KoRn

For $5.00 a year the site is ad free. I have been a member for a couple of years.


43 posted on 01/19/2007 9:42:14 AM PST by SeeRushToldU_So ( Go Braves!)
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To: 7thson
Well, they gotta do something when they are forced inside because of climate changes.

44 posted on 01/19/2007 9:44:37 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Fitzcarraldo
'climate change' is the most accurate way to describe what is occurring. The climate is in a state of change...I don't think anyone denies that. The question is...is it natural or man made? All the data I see points to a majority is from natural variability.
45 posted on 01/19/2007 9:47:38 AM PST by halo66
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To: weegee

bttt


46 posted on 01/19/2007 9:54:29 AM PST by Matchett-PI (To have no voice in the Party that always sides with America's enemies is a badge of honor.)
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To: halo66

The measure of "climate change" depends entirely on the quality and timespan over which observations are made. It's easy to make assertions about climate that are unfounded simply because we have no reasonable record of the past, or because we are extrapolating with large errors that get larger with the extrapolation (into the past or present).


47 posted on 01/19/2007 9:55:45 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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(into the past or present future).
48 posted on 01/19/2007 9:58:27 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Skywarner

The biggest flaw in global warming is that everyone who is a proponent of this is assuming that these pollutants are inert and that nothing happens to them chemically to break them down. They couldn't be more wrong.


49 posted on 01/19/2007 9:59:47 AM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: DarthVader

IMO volcanic eruptions have been the major cause of chemical-agent induced change in (at least) the last million years: ash and sulpheric compounds.


50 posted on 01/19/2007 10:04:30 AM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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