Activist website targets sceptical US TV weathermen

Forecast the propaganda

This says more about the website’s creators, seeking yet again to demonise and silence anyone who dares question the global warming consensus, than it does about the TV weathermen speaking their opinions. From the site,

Intense droughts, fierce storms, increased flooding. Scientists have been predicting for years that human-induced climate change would lead to a future of increasingly dangerous extreme weather events. That future is now upon us.

But when most Americans tune into their local weather report, they won’t hear a peep about climate change. Why? Because the majority of TV meteorologists don’t believe in it. That’s right: the professionals most responsible for informing the public about the weather are systematically missing the most important weather story of our lifetime.

With over 1,000 TV meteorologists across the country, the level of denial varies widely. Some TV meteorologists spout outright falsehoods on air–like the idea that the earth is actually cooling, or that global warming is caused by sunspots (not Co2 and other greenhouse gasses.) In other cases, they cover increasingly extreme weather events like droughts, wild fires, flooding, and winter storms, without ever mentioning the scientific consensus that climate change is making these events more likely and more intense. It’s the equivalent of a news anchor reporting on a string of murders without saying that there is a suspect in custody. (source)

LOL! Where’s the evidence that we’re seeing more extreme weather events again?

The front page splash asks:

“Do you believe there is solid evidence the earth is warming?” Yes or No

If yes, then you’re a goody two-shoes. If no, you’re a filthy denier. The question is ridiculous of course, because most climate rationalists, including myself, would answer yes when faced with such simplistic options. But that seems to be the puerile level of the whole exercise, setting up straw men to bravely blow them over. The site’s authors obviously have so little understanding of the real issues that they have demonstrated themselves, on the front page, incapable of even asking a vaguely sensible question about climate change.

One of the site’s partners is the extreme environmental advocacy group, which believes that there is a mythical level of CO2 below which the planet will be safe:

Three years ago, after leading climatologists observed rapid ice melt in the Arctic and other frightening signs of climate change, they issued a series of studies showing that the planet faced both human and natural disaster if atmospheric concentrations of CO2remained above 350 parts per million. Everyone from Al Gore to the U.N.’s top climate scientist [by which I guess they must mean railway engineer Pachauri – Ed] has now embraced this goal as necessary for stabilizing the planet and preventing complete disaster.

Don’t anyone tell them that there were floods, hurricanes, tornados and plenty of other weather-related disasters when CO2 was way below 350ppm. Any organisation associated with transparent nonsense like that has immediately lost any credibility it may have had. Furthermore, Watts Up With That claims to have found alleged shady funding links, and since Watts himself was once a TV weatherman, he lets rip at these cheap tactics (see more here).

And even the Washington Post is embarrassed by the schoolyard bully tactics:

“… a sincere effort to respectfully make science-based arguments and carry on a dialogue sure beats the tactic of denigrating those who disagree with you.” (source)

The warmist desperation grows apace. Maybe you’d like to send them a tip:


  1. The Loaded Dog says:

    “One of the site’s partners is the extreme environmental advocacy group, which believes that there is a mythical level of CO2 below which the planet will be safe:”

    The hubristic stupidity of the whole AGW movement is evident in the LUDICROUS belief that man….can control the weather of this planet.

    Simply put…any person who believes this is nothing more than a moron…

  2. Tip sent. I doubt they’ll listen.. Probably brand me as a “denier” on their front page or include me in their “denier” count.

  3. Rick Bradford says:

    It’s typical that weathermen, who might be expected to know more than the average person about climate, are not regarded as a resource, but as enemies who must be smashed so that the Climate Cause can triumph.

    It really does underline that AGW is nothing to do with science, and everything to do with ideology.

  4. science is supposed to ENCOURAGE informed debate…not silence the unpopular skeptics.

  5. Ken Ward via Facebook says:

    All science is funded by Taxpayers and anyone who does not believe in Communism will be cut off.

  6. when lefties start squawking their outrage, you must be doing something right 🙂

  7. David Gregson via Facebook says:

    Once again, Alarmists confuse “consensus” with Science.

  8. mike richard says:

    Fringe element group, they have a posh office in Los Angeles. Not sure who they are a front for, but the bet is on George Soros. Some of the trace as follows:
    IP Location:
    United States – Missouri – St. Louis – Slicehost Llc

    Domain ID:D164043257-LROR
    Created On:05-Dec-2011 19:59:17 UTC
    Last Updated On:05-Dec-2011 19:59:17 UTC
    Expiration Date:05-Dec-2012 19:59:17 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:eNom, Inc. (R39-LROR)
    Registrant ID:785c76a6a08fe1aa
    Registrant Name:WhoisGuard Protected
    Registrant Organization:WhoisGuard
    Registrant Street1:11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200
    Registrant Street2:
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Los Angeles
    Registrant State/Province:CA
    Registrant Postal Code:90064
    Registrant Country:US
    Registrant Phone:+1.6613102107
    Registrant Phone Ext.:
    Registrant FAX:+1.6613102107
    Registrant FAX Ext.:
    Admin ID:18a11bdedbc03f1e
    Admin Name:WhoisGuard Protected
    Admin Organization:WhoisGuard
    Admin Street1:11400 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 200

    Admin City:Los Angeles
    Admin State/Province:CA
    Admin Postal Code:90064
    Admin Country:US
    Admin Phone:+1.6613102107
    Admin Phone Ext.:
    Admin FAX:+1.6613102107
    Admin FAX Ext.:
    Tech ID:d788b13ce7c7a1cd

    Suite #200 is a lawyers office (kinda figures)…but the IP address isnt the same as this bunch…this office may be a front or just simply shared by others.

  9. And if this Forcast the Facts organization damages the reputation or ratings of even one weather forcaster, they will be sued into extinction.

    Got my beer and popcorn ready. This is going to be good

  10. gyptis444 says:

    Perhaps the TV meteorologists have taken in Graeme Stephens’ 2011 Charney lecture on clouds (available at

    Check it out. You’ll be amazed at how much is NOT known about clouds!

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