Policy Documents

Opportunities and Obstacles for Television Weathercasters to Report on Climate Change

Kris Wilson –
October 1, 2009

Only one in four American Meteorological Society broadcast meteorologists agree with United Nations claims that humans are primarily responsible for recent global warming, according to a survey published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. The survey results drive a sharp dagger into the oft-repeated assertion that a consensus of scientists believes humans are causing a global warming crisis.

The survey, conducted by the congressionally funded National Environmental Education Foundation and vetted by an advisory board of climate experts from such groups as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service, and the Pew Center for Global Climate Change, is immune from charges of bias and striking in its results.