Politics In Weather.....NOooooo!Tell me it isn't so......I mean we have politicians in weather (Gore), and LOTS of scientists getting grants to tell us global warming is so......but now a weathergal wants to make global warming a required theme!!!!!
Neal Boortz puts this to rest nicely....(and please read the links inserted - both her blog to show politics in weather, and the link to the weatherman calling for more than politics in weather):
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. (I added the emphasis!) There are some excellent comments posted to Spann's blog. A good read.
Yes, I know this is my second link to Boortz today, but you have to admit they are juicy thought-provoking stories!