Why Are Weather Forecasters Skeptical of AGW?
Note in a couple of Dawson’s interviewees, a slight-but-steady series of slurs against weathercasters that don’t buy into the AGW faith:
Broadcast meteorologists are so busy disseminating information about near-term weather conditions[…] that they simply don’t have much time to keep up with scientific developments related to longer-term climate conditions
many “naysayers” […] are coming from a perspective of the policy first
they’re against it because they think it will hurt the economy
[the “naysayers”] are putting their own personal views – sometimes even fundamentalist religious beliefs – first
[they] have no academic training or degrees in meteorology
Luckily, Messrs Anderson and Dawson don’t engage in such awful rhetoric, with the former publicly declaring
“from what I personally see, there are also a number of current and retired TV meteorologists with a good deal of atmospheric science eduaction/professional background that are also skeptical about man-made global warming”
Myself, I have a weather forecasting background…who knows, that might explain my skepticism about AGW…in any case, I find it natural to respect people whose forecasts are challenged by thousands of viewers against the hard evidence of each day’s weather.