Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Global warming debate concensus crack

Global warming debate provacateur Heidi Cullen is being discussed on Fox 'n Friends.

Is the Weather Channel getting political? The trio comment on Cullen and James Spann, who retorted in a statement which was subsequently picked up at the Drudge Report, and around the Internet.

On Fox 'n Friends, the Weather Channel's site is shown scrolling down some hundreds of postings regarding Cullen's comments. (visit it - obviously, there is not a concensus)


Kilmeade, commenting on Cullen over at the Weather Channel: taking a page from the O'Donnell and Donald Trump playbook, it's all a ratings boost, he says.

What Cullen stated:


Meteorologists are among the few people trained in the sciences who are permitted regular access to our living rooms. And in that sense, they owe it to their audience to distinguish between solid, peer-reviewed science and junk political controversy. 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.


A weatherman, in Alabama has commented, says Doocy, doesn't know a single meteorologist who believes in global warming.

BTW James Spann's site is getting more traffic than ever due to the notoriety - hope they put up a comment area soon to increase their readership.


“The Weather Channel” Mess
January 18, 2007, 5:45 pm | James Spann | Op/Ed

Well, well. Some “climate expert” on “The Weather Channel” wants to take away AMS certification from those of us who believe the recent “global warming” is a natural process. So much for “tolerance”, huh?

I have been in operational meteorology since 1978, and I know dozens and dozens of broadcast meteorologists all over the country. Our big job: look at a large volume of raw data and come up with a public weather forecast for the next seven days. I do not know of a single TV meteorologist who buys into the man-made global warming hype. I know there must be a few out there, but I can’t find them. Here are the basic facts you need to know...


Last couple of days Senate offices have been bombarded with emails, and receiving 40,000 queries about this, says Doocy.

Gretchen, it's not an exact science.

We know earth is getting warmer, we don't know why. Is it a great big cycle or man-made, that is where the debate is.

Check out Weatherbrains podcast
Weather Brains episode number 52 is on the server (January 22, 2007).

In this week's episode:

-James Spann's global warming controversy with Dr. Heidi Cullen of The Weather Channel...-Kevin Selle finds that the whole issue actually started with the interview of a Washington, D.C. television meteorologist last year


Note the http://www.jamesspann.com/blog.htm blog contains comments of posters (37) too much traffic...


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