Thursday, January 28, 2010
What would 121 meteorologists know about the weather, anyway?
Only one in four American Meteorological Society broadcast meteorologists agrees with United Nations claims that humans are primarily responsible for recent global warming, a survey published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society reports.
The survey results contradict the oft-repeated assertion that a consensus of scientists believes humans are causing a global warming crisis…
The American Meteorological Society (AMS) survey was limited to television weather forecasters who are also meteorologists. A prior survey of all television weather forecasters–including ones without meteorological training–produced a heavy percentage of skeptics. The new survey was designed to determine whether the meteorologists held the same opinion as the broader group of all television weather forecasters.
The survey was conducted by the congressionally funded National Environmental Education Foundation and vetted by an advisory board of climate experts from groups such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service, and Pew Center for Global Climate Change.
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The AMS study found:
Only 24 percent of the survey respondents agree with United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assertion, Most of the warming since 1950 is very likely human-induced. Only 19 percent agree with the claim, Global climate models are reliable in their projection for a warming of the planet.
Only 19 percent agree with the assertion, Global climate models are reliable in their projections for precipitation and drought.
Only 45 percent disagree with Weather Channel cofounder John Colemans strongly worded statement, Global warming is a scam.
(Thanks to reader Owen.)
This article was posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 9:17 am