January 5, 2012

How Not to Report on Climate Change

Tonight on the news, when Brian Williams asked some Weather Channel guy if the warm summer was part of a more permanent change, I got all excited. Was the news actually going to talk about climate change?!

There were so many possibilities! He could have linked the warm winter to the record breaking heat waves this summer, or the worldwide increase in extreme weather events. It would have been awesome.

Instead, Mr. Weatherman pointed at his weather map and said something along the lines of, "It's warm this year, so it won't snow. Back to you, Brian."

Sigh. I guess that works, too.

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