...Another attempt to brow-beat climate change skeptics into shutting up:
Concerned that too many “deniers” are in the meteorology business, global warming activists this month launched a campaign to recruit local weathermen to hop aboard the alarmism bandwagon and expose those who are not fully convinced that the world is facing man-made doom.
The Forecast the Facts campaign — led by 350.org, the League of Conservation Voters and the Citizen Engagement Lab — is pushing for more of a focus on global warming in weather forecasts, and is highlighting the many meteorologists who do not share their beliefs.
“Our goal is nothing short of changing how the entire profession of meteorology tackles the issue of climate change,” the group explains on their website. “We’ll empower everyday people to make sure meteorologists understand that their viewers are counting on them to get this story right, and that those who continue to shirk their professional responsibility will be held accountable.”
If those people spent half as much time making scientific arguments as they spend screaming "denier" they might really have a consensus by now. Well, not really. They need to do the brow-beating and the hard sell jobs because the science is far from solid and they know it.
If you are interested in some actual science around climate change, here's a story about the missing warming over the last 15 years or so:
The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.
The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.
Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
It also mentions predictions on the upcoming solar cycle that may mean even cooler temperatures in the near future.
I don't think anything there is definitive by itself, but it is one more example of temperature data that the CO2 models can't explain and a factor, the sun's cycles, that the global warming alarmists steadfastly ignore as they remain stuck on CO2. They can hurl "denier" at me and others all day long, but that doesn't make the facts disappear.