Maybe the majority of weather reporters don’t “believe in global warming” (I think what you really mean is, “don’t believe in anthropogenic global warming”) because they’re better informed than the ignorant masses, who are exposed only to nonsense such as the author is pushing.
Posted by JdLxx on Jan 14, 2013 at 9:02 AM
Even the idea that 4 out of 5 “believe in global warming” is questionable. It isn’t specific enough. Some might feel the planet is warming, but differ on how much man has to do with it, or whether he’s responsible at all.
They might include me as those who even believe in man caused global warming. I feel the planet may be warming. It might even be cooling. Assuming we’re warming, I think man could cause warming on a local scale- for instance, a city might be slightly warmer than surrounding areas because of so much more asphalt that absorbs heat- but that effect is insignificant to what nature does on its own.
Yet some would throw me in with the group that believes in man caused global warming.
Posted by Fred Mangels on Jan 14, 2013 at 10:34 AM
Nobody sane is that interested in your views, Mangels or JD. Anthropogenic global warming is agreed on by 97 per cent of climate scientists. End. Of. Story.
Posted by wingdings on Jan 21, 2013 at 4:56 AM
> “I feel the planet may be warming.”
Your “feelings” and “beliefs” are irrelevant to science and documented fact.
Every national science academy of every major industrialised country on the planet confirms recent climate change is due to human activity as per the IPCC. No scientific body of national or international standing offers a dissenting opinion. There is total consensus apart from a handful of climate scientists who are mostly paid by fossil fuel corporations.
> “It might even be cooling.”
Posted by TomSparc on Jan 21, 2013 at 9:08 AM