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Long-time TV meteorologist 
disputes human role in global warming


20 Jan 07 - ABC’s 33/40 meteorologist James Spann disagrees with The Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen.

In essence, Spann does not believe that human activity is contributing to global warming and contends that "billions of dollars of grant money is flowing into the pockets of those on the man-made global warming bandwagon."

"Well, well," Spann wrote on his blog (www.jamesspann.com). "Some `climate expert' on `The Weather Channel' wants to take away AMS certification from those of us who believe the recent `global warming' is a natural process. So much for `tolerance,' huh?

"I have been in operational meteorology since 1978, and I know dozens and dozens of broadcast meteorologists all over the country. ... I do not know of a single TV meteorologist who buys into the man-made global-warming hype. I know there are a few out there, but I can't find them."

Cullen has since posted a follow-up blog item in which she wrote that she did not want to stifle the debate over global warming.

"I've read all your comments saying I want to silence meteorologists who are skeptical of the science of global warming," she wrote. "That is not true. ...

"Many of you have accused me and The Weather Channel of taking a political position on global warming. That is not our intention."

(Uh huh. Sure. That’s like someone saying, "I don’t mean to bitch, but" ... who then goes on to bitch. I guess they hope that know one will call them on it. Did Heidi think no one would call her on her arrogance?)

See full article by Bob Carlton of the Birmingham News at:
http://www.al.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news/1169288539262650.xml?birminghamnews?nmet&coll=2&thispage=3
Thanks to Larry Cook for this info

Read Heidi Cullen’s waffling comments at:
http://climate.weather.com/blog/9_11592.html#readcomments
Thanks to Dr. Jack Bailey for this info

By the way, I’ve received e-mails from several climate experts who have unsuccessfully tried to post their disagreements on Heidi’s blog. To quote James Spann, "So much for ‘tolerance,’ huh?"

 

 

               

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