Most people don’t trust their weather forecaster celebrities to be correct more than 50% of the time. I just made up that statistic, the same way many weathermen have done with comments about climate change during their forecasts.
2011 broke nearly every storm record there was to be broken, and it was the first time in recorded history we’ve had two years in a row with more than 18 storms in the hurricane season. But if you were to listen to the TV weather reports of Justin Berk of WMAR-TV in Baltimore, or Bob Breck of WVUE-TV New Orleans, or Dave Dahl of KSTP-TV Minneapolis you would think this was nothing to be alarmed about.
These and dozens of other weatherman across the nation do not believe in climate change. Yes that’s right — weathermen (and yes they are all men as noted by ThinkProgress) the guys who are supposed to know the most about what causes weather — seem to be in denial about the overwhelming scientific concensus on climate change.
If you’ve caught any local weatherpeople distorting the facts on climate change, please leave a comment with a date and description of the incident, and perhaps email the CRTC too.
On Groundhog Day, it’s a perfect day to recognize that forecasters don’t always know what they are doing. ( Pointed out by @neiltyson )