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article imageSurvey: Most TV meteorologists doubt global warming is man-made

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By Johnny Simpson     May 17, 2010 in Environment
A recent CBS News report revealed a startling statistic: While more than half of all TV meteorologists believe global warming is occurring, less than a third believe it is caused by human activity.
From CBS News via Breitbart TV comes some surprising news: a joint George Mason University and University of Texas survey of TV meteorologists in America reveals that while more than half (54 percent) believe global warming is happening, less than a third (31 percent) believe it is caused by human activity, specifically man-made carbon emissions as determined by the IPCC and others.
TV weatherman Dan Satterfield, who was interviewed by CBS News for this report, is in the minority of TV weathermen and women who believe global warming is caused by human actions. "It used to be a mountain of evidence, and now it is a mountain range of evidence," Mr. Satterfield told CBS News. "You put greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, and the planet's going to warm up. That's a said and done fact." Curiously, at about 0:26 Mr. Satterfield displays on his iPad what appears to be Dr. Michael Mann's discredited Hockey Stick Graph. The report also showed video of Mr. Satterfield traveling to Greenland and the Arctic to see for himself what he believes are the effects of man-caused Global Warming.
However, San Diego TV weathercaster and Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman begged to differ with Mr. Satterfield's conclusions. "Everything they (GW scientists) do is based on carbon dioxide being a pollutant, a greenhouse gas. So if that is wrong, and I know it is, all of the others (conclusions) fall by the wayside." Former NASA climate scientist Roy Spencer agreed with Mr. Coleman. "It's my view that most global warming has been natural," Mr. Spencer told CBS News. "Nature is perfectly capable of producing its own global warming and cooling." CBS News also covered a Yale-sponsored Miami conference of climatologists and meteorologists that sought to bridge the scientific divide between AGW skeptics and proponents.
You can watch the entire CBS News report embedded above.
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