Climate Expert Demands Credentials of Deniers

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    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 Gore’s Photoshop Work Violates Physical Laws

    OK, OK, I admit to a bit of schadenfreude.

    I'm a naughty girl.
     
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    Fortunately, TWC dumped Heidi Cullen's skinny ass about a year ago.

    Now, if they would also just dump the goofy series crap (i.e. When Weather Changed History) and just get back to guessing what the weather might do tomorrow.
     
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    So what is the point here? Some sort of knock against Dr. Cullen, who was perfectly correct in her statement, or yet another knock on Al Gore's lack of scientific know how?

    At this point I think there are very few folks that would make the mistake of thinking Al Gore is a scientist.
     
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    "...Cullen, who was perfectly correct ..."

    Do I understand that you agree with the attempt by Dr. Cullen that the correct response to disagreement as to the controversy is to remove credentials from those who don't toe the 'party line'?
     
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    Gore got all sorts of things wrong. It always baffled me as to why people believe CO2 was the driving force behind historical warming and cooling cycles when the evidence shows that the CO2 was being increased and decreased according to temperatures. the lag is temperature first, then carbon dioxide
     
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    I agree with what you say, and would like to subscribe to your newsletter. :lol:
     
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    You can't trust anybody anymore... Politicians, weathermen, police, members of the clergy, doctors, car salesmen and the list goes on and on. The only two people you can trust is me and my brother. To tell the truth, he's a little bit more honest than I am!:lol:
     
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    There seems to be a logical paradox there...
     
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    Your post reminds of Michael Crichton's "State of Fear."

    Was a great book, and now I can't decide whether it should be called fact or fiction.
     
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    I've peer reviewed this post and find it 100% accurate. :D
     

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