How about a trip down memory lane? Here is Dr. Heidi Cullen, Weather Channel Climate Expert. December 21, 2006 "I'd like to take that suggestion a step further. If a meteorologist has an AMS Seal of Approval, which is used to confer legitimacy to TV meteorologists, then meteorologists have a responsibility to truly educate themselves on the science of global warming. (One good resource if you don't have a lot of time is the Pew Center's Climate Change 101.) 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. 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." Junk Controversy Not Junk Science... And did you see the part about hurricanes rotate clockwise? How's this: Not only did Al Gore photoshop a hurricane on the cover of his new book, but it's going the wrong way: "In picture 3, just to the right of Florida is a typhoon (what they call hurricanes in the southern hemisphere). Hurricanes in the northern hemisphere, like all low pressure storms, rotate counterclockwise. The hurricane just off the coast of Florida is rotating clockwise. The laws of physics preclude this. The southern hemisphere typhoon was photoshopped into the picture east of Florida. First, it is spinning clockwise, and second notice how the pasting and blending of the picture distorted the image of Florida." LinknZona: Al Goreâs Photoshop Work Violates Physical Laws OK, OK, I admit to a bit of schadenfreude. I'm a naughty girl.