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Weather Forecasters To Raise Public Awareness On Climate Change

Monday, February 19th, 2007 at 16:08 by Sue Stewart

Now that it’s official that we - the human race - are the reason that global warming is moving on so fast, everyone’s keen to show how worried they are about it and show us what we can do to help. Weather forecasters are the latest batch to join the fray. Or rather, to be pushed into the fray.

Apparently the European Commission got about fifty of them together on Friday (16 February) and said they should join in the international pastime of telling us individually that it’s all our fault. Then they have to tell us that we can “Make It All Better by 1) Turning Down The Heating 2) Recycling 3) Bicycling Everywhere”.

No-one’s mentioned how or where these 50 got together, but I can’t see them all pedalloing their way over to Bognor, can you?

It’s also quite intriguing that Reuters have chosen to quote Michael Fish on the merits of the scheme. Remember Michael Fish? BBC weatherman who told us there wouldn’t be a hurricane? The year that we had the hurricane? So much for credibility.

I feel sorry for him, actually - he got things a bit wrong, that’s all. It’s not like they’ve been saying for 30 years, ‘No, no - global warming’s a natural phenomenon. Humans have hardly any effect at all, ’ then changing their minds. Oh, hang on….

As for his actual quote, Mr Fish said: “The idea is very good. You need professional broadcasters who have the gift of the gab and are also well-known and respected… to give the message.”

Indeed.

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One Comment on “Weather Forecasters To Raise Public Awareness On Climate Change”

  1. Roger Thomas Says:

    I am getting fed up with all these celebs telling us about global warming. In 1980 I did some research work on metals and was involved in producing a metal that had a lower casting temperature. For me less energy equalled less CO2. That was 27 years ago. Why haven’t all these celebs been doing something about it for the last 30 years. It’s just some latest fashion for a lot in the media and politics. Yes that’s you Blair!

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