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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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
I use this site:
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
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.
a great weather site - easy to customize - the only one I use:
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)
She has a PHd in Global warming, really.
Well, they gotta do something when they are forced inside because of climate changes.
These are the same folks that bring us the doomsday show "It could happen tomorrow" Gimme a break.
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!
The radar lags by about five minutes; to get full animated radar coverage of the daylight hours you must subscribe.
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.
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.
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.