1/08/2010

"Why don’t TV weathermen believe in climate change?"

Very amusing and interesting piece.

Those were the first two acts of Coleman’s career. On a Sunday night in early November 2007, Coleman sat down at his home computer and started to write the 967 words that would launch the third. “It is the greatest scam in history,” he began. “I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming: It is a SCAM.”

What had set him off was a football game. The Eagles were playing the Cowboys in Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football, and as a gesture of environmental awareness—it was “Green is Universal” week at NBC-Universal—the studio lights were cut for portions of the pre-game and half-time shows. Coleman, who had been growing increasingly skeptical about global warming for more than a decade, finally snapped. “I couldn’t take it anymore,” he told me. “I did a Howard Beale.” . . .


Here is an interesting survey cited in the piece.

Respond to this IPCC conclusion: “Most of the warming since 1950 is very likely human-induced.”

Strongly Agree (1)
8%
Agree (2)
16%
Neutral (3)
25%
Disagree (4)
24%
Strongly disagree (5)
26%
Average score is 3.44

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1 Comments:

Blogger Chas said...

AGW has so much cultural inertia that it will take a long time to stop, but this is a very cold winter on the heels of Climategate, and the brakes are being applied, such as we saw in Copenhagen.

1/08/2010 7:20 PM  

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