Global warming activists: Get those “deniers” out of meteorology

posted at 3:05 pm on January 30, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Just as I wrapped up my last post, which included a hearty bit of praise for information dissemination, I came across this article from The Daily Caller’s Caroline May. It’s a great reminder that not everyone considers the publication and distribution of wide-ranging opinions a positive. To them, it’s better to just censor dissenters:

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. “We’ll 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.” …

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.

Talk about dogmatism and intolerance.

Some activists say they are upset that meteorologists spout off about global warming when their expertise is in short-term weather patterns, not long-term climate trends. They want to correct the impression that meteorologists’ opinions about climate change somehow count for more than ordinary individuals’. I can think of far better ways to correct that impression than to force meteorologists to voice support for the idea that men have caused global warming. In fact, wouldn’t meteorologists standing on their soapboxes in favor of environmentalist ideas also reinforce the misimpression that they are experts in long-term climate science? Either way, meteorologists’ opinions count just as much as ordinary individuals’ — and to target them in any way for having the “wrong” opinion shows little respect for the right of freedom of speech.

Here’s a better idea: Forecast the Facts could purchase ad time on local TV stations and run ads that feature this quote from a sympathetic meteorologist: “You wouldn’t ask your dentist about your gallbladder and you shouldn’t ask your local TV weatherman about climate change.” The ad could end with a URL to a site that provides the supposed evidence for manmade global warming. That would show respect for the intelligence of viewers and would invite individuals to make up their own minds about the issue.


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Global Warming Activists are soooooo scary…

Ltlgeneral64 on January 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Forcing someone to their view does not consensus make.

marinetbryant on January 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Talk about dogmatism and intolerance.

Yet more proof that “Atheist” Liberals do practice Religion.

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Here’s a better idea: Forecast the Facts could purchase ad time on local TV stations and run ads that feature this quote from a sympathetic meteorologist: “You wouldn’t ask your dentist about your gallbladder and you shouldn’t ask your local TV weatherman about climate change.”

…but I’d trust my dentist more than my mechanic.

Matticus Finch on January 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM

who knows. I have read that that global warming has stayed constant for the last 15 years.

gerrym51 on January 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I’m not sure meteorologists are going to help their cause too much, as often as they get their 5 day forecasts wrong.

stldave on January 30, 2012 at 3:12 PM

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.
excerpt: Caroline May, passed on by Tina Korbe

No, there’s too many false-alarmists.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Bullying and shaming tactics via the instant information built into our culture is the new fascism.

The bad thing is people can pretty say anything they want without repercussion. In this day and age everyone is fair game.

ButterflyDragon on January 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM

The ad could end with…

Al Gore?

Barnestormer on January 30, 2012 at 3:13 PM

I guess burning the heretics at the stake would release too much CO2?

cartooner on January 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Those glomos are like the friggin’ Taliban.

NeoKong on January 30, 2012 at 3:14 PM

John Coleman is a hero.

Fallon on January 30, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Lysenko

kunegetikos on January 30, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Weather forecasting #2 on Cracked’s list of the most statistically full-of-s**t professions.

MadisonConservative on January 30, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Who will say this during the Show Trials:

“We stand for organized terror – this should be frankly admitted. Terror is an absolute necessity during times of revolution. Our aim is to fight against the enemies of (the science of Global Warming)and of the new order of life. We judge quickly. In most cases only a day passes between the apprehension of the criminal and his sentence. When confronted with evidence criminals in almost every case confess; and what argument can have greater weight than a criminal’s own confession?”

Prosecuting attorneys with vim and vigor apply at the Department of Justice, Eric Holder will be holding interviews at the earliest.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 3:15 PM

who knows.

gerrym51 on January 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM

That is the entire point. Unfortunately AGWers are like hardline Muslims. Convert or be beheaded. Maybe that is why liberals love to make excuses for Islamism. They are looking in a mirror.

NotCoach on January 30, 2012 at 3:16 PM

no warming since ’97 folks. none

DHChron on January 30, 2012 at 3:18 PM

They want to correct the impression that meteorologists’ opinions about climate change somehow count for more than ordinary individuals’.

Well, to this bitter clinger to the scientific method, they do count for more than the Soros funded, Poli Sci retards behind such efforts as “Forecast my Soros Talking Points.”

Watts Up With That was all over this last week, including finding all the websites associated with the McCarthyite trash behind this.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/01/22/forecastthefacts-org-political-activists-gagging-our-tv-meteorologists-on-climate-issues/

MNHawk on January 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Acting under the power vested in me by the National Global Warming Society I am reporting each and every person in this blog as “deniers.” Disgusting, anti science, hate filled, reactionary, fascist, corporatist deniers who hate nature and America.

Smedley on January 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Why are they worried about meteorologists??

These are the people who say in the morning that there is a 50% chance of precipitation. In the afternoon they say, there is a multi-cell storm spitting out tornadoes in several directions accompanied by golf-ball sized hail.

Truly they are almost oracle-like in their predictive capabilities.

CorporatePiggy on January 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM

That is the entire point. Unfortunately AGWers are like hardline Muslims. Convert or be beheaded. Maybe that is why liberals love to make excuses for Islamism. They are looking in a mirror.

NotCoach on January 30, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Liberals and Muslims both have the goal of bringing down the entire Western Democratic system which is why they’re aligned with each other. They both have considerable contempt for each other, and each thinks they will “take over” when the Western Democracies are gone, but right now it’s a matter of “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.”

Doomberg on January 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM

YEAH! Those damn meteorologists don’t know NOTHING about………well…WEATHER!

Opposite Day on January 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I swear I am, right now, turning in names, your going to get it, angry hippies marching outside your house, you just wait, its going to happen, I’m going to report you, right now, as soon as I get off this blog.

Smedley on January 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Can we call them communists now?

darwin on January 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Socialism is all about conformity. And it doesn’t matter if the Statism desired concerns the use of “global warming” in order to achieve it. The ends always justify the means – Utopia.

Get used to it, America. Everybody just say … “Moo.”

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

CorporatePiggy on January 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM

heh.

DHChron on January 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

who knows. I have read that that global warming has stayed constant for the last 15 years.

gerrym51 on January 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Really?

“The lack of warming for more than a decade—indeed, the smaller-than-predicted warming over the 22 years since the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) began issuing projections—suggests that computer models have greatly exaggerated how much warming additional CO2 can cause,” they wrote. “Faced with this embarrassment, those promoting alarm have shifted their drumbeat from warming to weather extremes, to enable anything unusual that happens in our chaotic climate to be ascribed to CO2.”

Dr Evil on January 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Some of these fools deny that the world is cooling!

/1976

mankai on January 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Why are they worried about meteorologists??

CorporatePiggy on January 30, 2012 at 3:19 PM

The AGW commies need to control ALL the information, you know … just like the old USSR, comrade.

darwin on January 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I’m not sure meteorologists are going to help their cause too much, as often as they get their 5 day forecasts wrong.
stldave on January 30, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Any body in the field of Meteorology that stands in defiance these(expletive)s should get ALL the support we can give them.

It’s way past time to take the entire field of SCIENCE back from those who are advancing the agenda of the One-Worlders.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Can we call them communists now?

darwin on January 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

That’s just dirty pool.

How about the “Concerned Community of Compulsory Collectivism”, comrade?

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Can we call them communists now?

darwin on January 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Pinko’s anyway the wealth redistributors aka Socialist, Communist uglier sister.

Dr Evil on January 30, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Science is easy if you don’t mind a few short cuts.

a capella on January 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM

I thought the science was settled? How dare anyone deny man-made global warming!

tommer74 on January 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Some of these fools deny that the world is cooling!

/1976

mankai on January 30, 2012 at 3:21 PM

idiots! I’m gonna get back to watching Bad News Bears.

DHChron on January 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM

The temptation is to suppose that stuff like this is the real reason for the “consensus.”

Aitch748 on January 30, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Kinda makes that seismologist gig in Italy look pretty attractive.

antipc on January 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Science is easy if you don’t mind a few short cuts.

a capella on January 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM

“Peer review” is a breeze when your colleagues are all in on the scam.

So be a team player.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Off with the heads of the disbelievers.

timberline on January 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM

That would show respect for the intelligence of viewers and would invite individuals to make up their own minds about the issue.

they have neither respect for the intelligence of viewers, nor the gumption to promote a semi-persuasive argument. They are taking the tyrannical easy route.

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Shut down all transportation and all sources of power in the world and guess what,the climate is going to do what the climate does.There is nothing anyone can do about it.

docflash on January 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM

What will thay do about real scientists who won’t bow to their idol?

cartooner on January 30, 2012 at 3:28 PM

They define “deniers” as “anyone who expressly refutes the overwhelming scientific consensus about Global Warming climate change: that it is real, largely caused by humans, and already having profound impacts on our world.”

Funny thing, huh? Not one word about “global warming” from these activists. Why? Because the Earth hasn’t warmed since 1998 and isn’t warming!

So they use “Climate Change” Ha! Climate Change is real? Of course it is. It is ALWAYS changing you dolts. Find ONE meteorologist who will say the climate doesn’t change.

“Largely caused by humans”? PROVE it. You can’t. If anyone is a “denier, it’s these self awarded “experts” who don’t know squat.

Opposite Day on January 30, 2012 at 3:29 PM

I thought the science was settled? How dare anyone deny man-made global warming!

tommer74 on January 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM

The science is settled. Now if we could only get those dratted facts to fall in line.

cthulhu on January 30, 2012 at 3:32 PM

The funny thing is – under the soon-to-be-Constitutional healthcare mandate – our superiors in Congress will be able to dictate anything involving the elimination of “global warming” – pursuant to the Commerce Clause.

They know what’s best for us – and under the Commerce Clause – we will have it.

That’s why the healthcare mandate – pursuant to the Commerce Clause – will be the end of America as we know it.

All hail! … the beginning of the unrestrained rule of Congress! The beginning of Utopia!

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 3:33 PM

The clueless cult of GloBULL Warming hoaxers is also known as The Chicken Little Society.

TeaPartyNation on January 30, 2012 at 3:34 PM

If the global warming alarmists had actual facts and data supporting their hypotheses, they wouldn’t be concerned about scientific consensus.

The fact that the Earth orbits the Sun has nothing to do with the ratio of scientist willing to go on record as believing that statement.

Belief has more to do with religion than with science.

Droopy on January 30, 2012 at 3:34 PM

They define “deniers” as “anyone who expressly refutes the overwhelming scientific consensus about climate change

 
So pretty much anyone who understands and embraces the scientific method. Wow.

rogerb on January 30, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Local meteorologists – the same folks who can’t tell you with absolute certainty what the weather will be like in TWO DAYS – they’re going to tell us what the climate will be like in 20 years?

Those guys?

Hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

The GW crowd is getting desperate!

GarandFan on January 30, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Hey, all you Global Warming Believer Homies!

“Human nature is a sucker bet” – David Mamet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:HouseofGames.JPG

Ya’ll got played, fools…

Heh.

Bruno Strozek on January 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Here’s a better idea: Forecast the Facts could purchase ad time on local TV stations and run ads that feature this quote from a sympathetic meteorologist

But that wouldn’t accomplish their true aims… to control people’s lives by telling them what to do, how to do it, and what they should be thinking.

dominigan on January 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

The Ministry of Conformity … where all dissent will be actively debated!

Yes, that’s what we need.

Orwell, you magnificent bastard … we read your book!

Obamuh, we await your command!

“Uh, I am going to, uh, not I, but, uh, the People, uh, the People, uh, demand that, uh, there be, uh, active debate, uh, before, uh, the acceptance of global warming is, uh, directed by the, uh, newly appointed, uh, Minister of Conformity.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Face it, it is not science anymore to the global warming cultists, it is religion, a cult, and to question is to be a heretic or a non-believer, thus of a far far lesser breed.

I’d expect burnings at the stake, perhaps AlGore as the new Juan de Torquemada, perhaps?

All the faithful would wear distinguishing robes,as in the time of the Inquisition, maybe long white ones, with white hoods, a representation of Mother Gaia over their hearts?

At one time, these global-warming cult members amused me, then they angered me, now they bore me.

coldwarrior on January 30, 2012 at 3:39 PM

If the science on this is settled why do they have to work so hard to suppress divergent points of view?

rogaineguy on January 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

So let’s end the commercial supporting these folks with algore standing amongst a herd of cattle…they express thier flatulence, cause instant global warming, the screen goes all up in flames and POOF! we’re left with a naked algore eating ribs….

ChicagoBlues on January 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

In other words…We are going to get help brainwashing you!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

GarandFan on January 30, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Just last week, the 3 local television weather hacks stated that the chances for rain in Oklahoma City would be … 100% … 70% … and 50%.

All of those forecasts were on the same night – and they use the same computer models.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Trouble is….humans don’t live long enough.
The average human does not live long enough to see much, if any, climate change. (Unless the person moves to a different area of the globe.)
The climate one is born into is most nearly the same climate conditions one will die in.
Climate takes hundreds or thousands of years to change significantly. Humans live just a fraction of that time.

albill on January 30, 2012 at 3:44 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 3:42 PM

We have better forecasters here in Texas, they say it’s going to be clear and dry and they are right nearly 100% of the time.

Funny how they can do that.

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Yet more proof that “Atheist” Liberals do practice Religion.

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Sorry Del, but I’ve gotta disagree with that statement – atheist does not mean algorematron, and vice versa – 2 different things.

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 3:46 PM

A ‘climate scientist’ is not credible as a source for info on… climate.

Yes, counter-intuitive. Well, I mean post ~1990 vintage climate scientists that, with rare exception, as I understand it, had to agree with the fabricated ‘science’ of the Chicken Littles before getting accepted for doctorates.

anotherJoe on January 30, 2012 at 3:46 PM

In the beloved Dictatorship of the Proletariat of the Soviet Union, those who didn’t conform were called “wreckers.”

“Wrecking” got you sent to the Gulag.

America, the Dictatorship of the Proletariat awaits.

Utopia is at hand.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 3:47 PM

we’re left with a naked algore eating ribs….

ChicagoBlues on January 30, 2012 at 3:40 PM

That’s a picture I do NOT want in my head!!!

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I swear I am, right now, turning in names, your going to get it, angry hippies marching outside your house, you just wait, its going to happen, I’m going to report you, right now, as soon as I get off this blog.

Smedley on January 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Here is my address:
5801 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angles, CA

Make sure they march in the black gooey part of the lawn.

RickB on January 30, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Descent will not be tolerated! Fall in line, no thinking for yourselves, we know better! Oh, by the way did we mention it will be getting colder over the next few years,…… back in line!

Bmore on January 30, 2012 at 3:48 PM

NoDonkey on January 30, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Especially last summer.

Damn, those guys are good.

OhEssYouCowboys on January 30, 2012 at 3:49 PM

That’s a picture I do NOT want in my head!!!

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I think you really do want it in your head :-)

MNHawk on January 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM

The liberal left had the rest of us duped good, for a long time. Now, with the CGate emails and Hide the Decline etc, their deceptive intent, and ideological motives, is clear as day. ALL their predictions of disaster, and ALL their ‘models,’ have failed.

The wheels have fallen off their deception mobile. Yet these guys seem unfazed, moving apace like mindless automatons they roll out fresh baloney daily it seems, and new, but transparently (in advance) false, predictions of doom. A joke.

anotherJoe on January 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Forcing someone to their view does not consensus make.

marinetbryant on January 30, 2012 at 3:09 PM

I love their usage of “consensus” – even those who use that term in regards to AGW won’t deny that there is no consensus among them for the exact length of time humans have been significantly affecting the Earth’s temperature, nor is there one among them for the exact degree of responsibility humans have in the present “temperature increase”. Asking an AGW freak, “Considering that the Earth’s temperature is not static, can you say/demonstrate with any authority that we are 1% responsible for the present increase? 5%? 26%? 94.6%?”, guarantees some easy entertainment! :)

Bizarro No. 1 on January 30, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Only a matter of time before they start burning the heretics at the stake…

My Dad was a meteorologist for 30 years – weather observer NOT forecaster. He had absolutely ZERO respect for the forecasters because they were always guessing based on the latest observation report. Weather forecasters have no clue what’s going to happen a few days from now, let alone several years from now – and the climatologists are no different.

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 3:54 PM

The quote about the gall bladder comes from one of our local weather weenies on the local ABC affiliate. His quote come from the first link in this story and the last link is the refence to the denier that used to be here.

http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/

Frank Billingsly (the quoter) comes off like Gaylord Fokker. The denier is Dr. Niel Frank who comes of as his father-in-law.

DanMan on January 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM

It’s a great reminder that not everyone considers the publication and distribution of wide-ranging opinions a positive. To them, it’s better to just censor dissenters

Forecastthefacts.org is run by Citizen Engagement Laboratory (CEL). On the CEL webpage they say that they are:

“a non-profit, non-partisan organization”

CEL is under the David Brower Center, and they see it a quite the opposite:

“Our mission is to create a network of overlapping constituencies that serve as distribution channels for calls-to-action and key progressive messages.”

It is funded by George Soros.

You can read about the whole thing here:
Forecastthefacts.org – Political Activists Gagging Our TV Meteorologists on Climate Issues

Patriot Vet on January 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I think you really do want it in your head :-)

MNHawk on January 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Sick sick sick

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

I’m still trying to figure out the difference between partly sunny and partly cloudy.

tommyboy on January 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

I’m still trying to figure out the difference between partly sunny and partly cloudy.

tommyboy on January 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Glass half full or glass half empty….

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM

“Do what we say or else.”

Akzed on January 30, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Glass half full or glass half empty….
dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Depends on whether you’re pouring water into it or out of it.

Akzed on January 30, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I think you really do want it in your head :-)

MNHawk on January 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Sick sick sick

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 3:57

Yeah, it’s sick.
But it sure gets the point across.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Since the sun grows in heat output by nearly 10% every billion years, global warming has to be a fact, however small it may be. I don’t think humans are the cause of this though, at least not yet.

These “people” that insist on this crap simply for political and economic (terrorism) power should be imprisoned in a very, very cold place.

Meanwhile I intend to chop down every blade of grass I see on my 58 acres, burn charcoal and wood daily, compost mass amounts of aforementioned grass, and maybe even raise some cattle purely for the gas they produce. I’ll also boycott any advertiser I see advertising during any forecast or news report biasing itself toward the AGW fantasy.

/middle finger to the progressive socialist cretins. (and that means YOU, Soros)

Wolfmoon on January 30, 2012 at 4:05 PM

All the faithful would wear distinguishing robes,as in the time of the Inquisition, maybe long white ones, with white hoods, a representation of Mother Gaia over their hearts?

They already distinguish themselves with their idiotic burlap bags that they bring with them to the supermarket to bag their groceries in. Think of all the money people are making from selling these bags! It’s like a socially conscious version of the pet rock.

ardenenoch on January 30, 2012 at 4:07 PM

http://www.ClimateDepot.com

It’s all you need. Uh, er, aside from Hot Gas.

Akzed on January 30, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Would this come under the heading of ‘fascism’? i.e. ‘Do as I say or you will be harmed’? Oh, silly me of course not they’re ‘rats doing it ‘for the greater good’. Hmmmm.

keithofboston on January 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Sick sick sick

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 3:57 PM

They say some things that have been seen, can never be unseen. That magazine cover is one of them. :-)

MNHawk on January 30, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Akzed on January 30, 2012 at 4:07 PM

WUWT

NotCoach on January 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Bow to the God of of global warming, bow or you shall be beheaded…thou must not speaketh against thine God…

right2bright on January 30, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Some activists say they are upset that meteorologists spout off about global warming when their expertise is in short-term weather patterns, not long-term climate trends.

Most of the time the experts can’t accurately predict the short-term weather patterns. So how is it that these long-termers think they have some inside track on what’s going to happen? If their crystal balls are so all-knowing and accurate, then I’d like to know now what the weather’s going to be across the nation on November 6. Or better yet, save us all a lot of angst, arguing and aggravation and just tell us who’s going to be elected president. Why waste all that expertise and a perfectly working crystal ball?

stukinIL4now on January 30, 2012 at 4:13 PM

And guess who is apart of this group? One Communist Eco-Totalitarian by the name of Van Jones.

Blue Collar Todd on January 30, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Because that’s how we do science in the age of Obama: Search out scientists who don’t agree with your scientists and destroy their careers.

Socratease on January 30, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Depends on whether you’re pouring water into it or out of it.

Akzed on January 30, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I’m an engineer – the glass is just twice as big as it needs to be….

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 4:17 PM

One can have as much free speech as one wants as long as one agrees with the current Liberal dogma. Just like tolerance.

jukin3 on January 30, 2012 at 4:21 PM

…but I’d trust my dentist more than my mechanic.

Matticus Finch on January 30, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Exactly what I thought. A newsreader, no; but an actual meteorologist?

I bet it would do a lot more harm than good, to the cause: “Don’t trust what your local meteorologist says about climate change” — I think that would make people scoff more.

Axe on January 30, 2012 at 4:21 PM

“Forecast the Facts?”

Do they have any idea how insane that sounds? Like, you can’t know the facts already, so you have to employ models of augury to come up with facts whose validation is what — eschatological?

Who are these geniuses?

rasqual on January 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I’m an engineer – the glass is just twice as big as it needs to be….

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 4:17 PM

I’m a Democrat. Half the glass is completely empty; the other half is completely full.

And does that seem fair?

Axe on January 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM

A local TV and consulting meteorologist is a workaholic at improving weather science and is openly critical of Gore-bull warming and other pseudoscience trends having political control of the populace. The fellow has been instrumental, pun optional, in making great strides for tornado prediction, tracking and improving emergency management. The reasons for his global warming skepticism are that the evidence isn’t there, the accuracy of that claimed as evidence of AGW is suspect, and the political and people-control motivations of those pushing AGW manipulation of the public are clearly suspect.

viking01 on January 30, 2012 at 4:25 PM

I deny that global warming is a real occurrence, man-made or otherwise. Furthermore, I deny that the Kyoto or Copenhagen accords, or the plan commonly called “Cap and Trade” will resolve it if indeed it did exist. So there. It is a HOAX!

If this proposed climate court comes into existence, I demand to be the first defendant before it. Don’t worry, my case will be brief. I will plead guilty to using carbon to lead my life by heating my home and food, driving a car to travel, and have encouraged others to do the same. I demand the maximum penalty, but upon release, I will resume my activities. Your laws do not intimidate me in the slightest.

KillerKane on January 30, 2012 at 4:27 PM

The misconception is that Climate Change has anything to do with climate change, or, more precisely, predicting future local climate patterns so that policymakers can effect preparations, regardless of what direction the climate takes. If it had, why are they so darned anxious to hide their data and methods.

It’s about advancing a Marxist agenda of de-industrializing the West, exactly as Barry O’Dinglenuts is trying to do. It has nothing whatsoever to do with climate, other than using it as a boogeyman to scare the ignorant masses into submission.

Thankfully, their game is unraveling quickly, and will soon be clearly demonstrated to be the massive fraud it is. Sadly, all of science will suffer as a consequence. Unwittingly, these fools have triggered the beginning of the end of Big Science. Maybe that’s not all bad.

mr.blacksheep on January 30, 2012 at 4:28 PM

I’m a Democrat. Half the glass is completely empty; the other half is completely full.

And does that seem fair?

Axe on January 30, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Of course, you’re right, that’s not FAIR…
We must rewrite the laws of physics so that all liquids are equally dispersed throughout the entire container to be fair – so there is never again an empty half.

dentarthurdent on January 30, 2012 at 4:29 PM

In other news, our warming trend ended in 1998.

hawksruleva on January 30, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Yep. The world is flat and anyone who says it isn’t can’t be a scientist.

JellyToast on January 30, 2012 at 4:33 PM

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