Politically correct weather forecasts
The era of catching up on the weather forecast to plan what to wear is over. Now, in addition to watching the Doppler radar circling your area, if the grossly misnamed Forecast the Facts has its way you'll get your forecast learning if the skies in the next few days will be cloudy or sunny with a dose of political correctness.
The group is planning "to pressure TV meteorologists to inform their viewers about climate change" at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society. The climate change cult has reason to worry that those who know and understand these things, the meteorologists themselves, just don't believe in climate change; a recent study
"found that 63% of T.V. meteorologists think climate change is due to natural causes, and a full 27% think global warming is a scam."
The AMS is the leading national organization for meteorologists, with over 14,000 members. Its information statements are "intended to provide a trustworthy, objective and scientifically up-to-date explanation of scientific issues of concern to the public at large." According to the George Mason study, meteorologists trust information from the AMS more than almost any other source, including climate researchers, making the AMS statement on climate change a closely watched document in the meteorological community.
Uh, oh. Time for a full fledged assault on the truth to satisfy pc folks.
"This is an important moment in the history of the AMS," said Daniel Souweine, the campaign's director. "It's well known that large numbers of meteorologists are climate change deniers. It's essential that the AMS Council resist pressure from these deniers and pass the strong statement currently under consideration."
In the coming months the campaign plans to launch a full-fledged initiative to educate and activate communities at the local level. Grassroots outreach efforts will include a robust and creative online and offline engagement campaign, including video, advertising, and activist tool-kits, among other interactive elements.
Hey Forecast the Facts (sic!)--do you know the difference between climate and weather?
I thought so.