Even trusting your local weather announcer is political these days.
Take the battle in Congress over the renewal of a grant to help television meteorologists incorporate climate change into their weather reporting. Four Republican senators have called for an investigation, calling it indoctrination. Democrats last week moved to protect the funding, which is administered through the National Science Foundation.
Scientists who work with meteorologists on climate change dispute the accusations. Edward Maibach, director of the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, whose research center helps distribute the grants, noted that climate change is established science and that most Americans acknowledge that.
We think it’s pathetic and sad that we have 4 Republican Senators who are so opposed to the proven science behind climate change that they trying to effectively censor meteorologists on TV. Wake up, people!
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