‘Put Up or Shut Up’: North Carolina Meteorologist Calls Out Climate Deniers

Media Matters for America 23 Ma

Frustrated by non-experts taking to the internet to dispute the science behind human-made climate change, North Carolina meteorologist Greg Fishel issued a challenge to climate deniers, urging them to “put up or shut up” and “submit your work the way real scientists do, and see where it takes you.”

The News & Observer highlighted Fishel’s challenge, which he posted on Facebook, in a May 22 article, reporting that Fishel “went off on people who question the science behind climate change.”

The article noted that for most of his career, Fishel, who is the chief meteorologist for NBC affiliate WRAL in Raleigh, did not believe that humans contributed significantly to global warming. “But several years ago, he says he decided he wasn’t being open-minded about the issue and began to study what climate scientists were saying about it. He now approaches the issue on the air and on social media with the zeal of a convert.”

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