Who Says Global Warming Is a Scam?

By David Schoetz

Apr 22, 2010 12:40pm

More than one in four weathercasters, according to this recent study from George Mason University and the University of Texas, which also found a nearly even split among meteorologists who believe in global warming at all and those who do not. Tonight, as Earth Day turns 40, the plan is for correspondent David Wright and producer Max Culhane to take a closer look at what many may consider a surprising level of skepticism the people trusted to deliver our daily weather report have in the scientists who study climatology. Basically, what’s the disconnect? Why does it exist? And is it potentially dangerous for a television meteorologist to disregard global warming while informing the public about weather? Notably, while a broad majority of Americans — 72 percent — believe global warming is for real, that number has dipped from a 2006 high of 85 percent, according to the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll on the issue. A note, however, from our polling director Gary Langer, who wrote this blog at the time about the political forces behind the decline — namely Republicans and conservatives who may be basing an answer to a question of science on a partisan policy perspective. Click HERE for the ABCNews.com write-up. ——————– UPDATE: Here is the final segment, “Climate Clash.”  

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