Why some TV meteorologists are still climate skeptics


A story from VICE News compares the approach of a meteorologist in Birmingham who questions climate science and refuses to discuss climate change on the air, with a meteorologist in Detroit who believes local weather forecasters shouldn’t shy away from the subject.

“A survey of around 2,000 American Meteorological Society members released last year revealed that 38 percent of meteorologists aren’t convinced that humans are the main cause of climate change. That statistic may explain why in some parts of the country, it’s still novel to hear a TV meteorologist discuss climate change during a daily forecast — or even when talking about extreme weather events.”

Related Resources

Forecast the Facts: Is your meteorologist blowing hot air?

Climate Change Education Through TV Weathercasts

A 2017 National Survey of Broadcast Meteorologists

Climate Central: Climate Matters

TV Meteorologists as Local Climate Change Educators

Let’s Talk Communities and Climate

Public perceptions of climate change in Britain

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