AMS Continues to Pressure Broadcasters to Tow the Line on Man-Made Climate Change


They have another in a series of teleconferences on man-made global warming. And they picked just the right man to play a major part. You see some of the men behind so called man-made global warming are in Asheville, NC. Tom Karl is Director and on the panel. Tom Karls’ team. most notably Tom Peterson, created warming through the manipulation of the data - removal of the urban heat island (despite Tom’s excellent 1988 paper showing why it was important), recently removing the satellite input into global ocean measurements, the dropout of over 75% of the world’s stations most of them rural and the demise of the instrument station siting so that a full 90% of the nearly 1000 stations surveyed in the 1221 US climate network does not meet government standards.

Tom Karl also was a lead on what may be the worst piece of AGW hype published to date, the CCSP, which they will be presenting. Though produced with a Hollywood flair by a Hollywood producer, Susan Hassol, it is far more alarmist than even the IPCC report. See some comments here and here and here. Do a search Icecap on the left column inserting CCSP and you will see many more comments. Scroll down to June to August 2008 for most comments.

If you are a broadcaster with a more open mind on this issue, there may be some material you can use in the phone call conference.

The following is the letter to the broadcasters from Resource Media, the promotional arm for pushing AGW to the broadcasters to the Seal Holders. This is one of numerous such brainwashing sessions on climate the AMS has held, providing more than a little subtle pressure on the broadcasters. They were admonished at the last AMS broadcast meeting last year for missing a chance to ‘evangelize’ with the public on this issue. Kevin Trenberth called those that did not believe in the IPCC psuedo-scientists. Many broadcasters have left the society because they don’t like this politization of science. This advocacy science would never had happened under Ken Spengler, the long time executive Director with a crystal clear vision of what a real scientific society should be.

Dear CBM/Sealholder:

Following is an item you may find of interest.

Extreme Weather and Global Warming in the Midwest U.S.
Media Advisory: Midwest

Climate Science Briefing for Broadcast Meteorologists: Extreme Weather and Global Warming in the Midwest U.S.

A teleconference for Midwestern broadcast meteorologists featuring authors of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s latest scientific assessment report, “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States,” will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. The report, which identifies the consensus climate science conducted by academic researchers, U.S. agencies, and international bodies, is the first of its kind to detail the impacts of global warming on extreme weather by region in the United States.

The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Thomas Karl, president of the American Meteorological Society and co-chair of “Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States,” and will include Paul Gross, Chairman of the American Meteorological Society’s Committee on the Station Scientist.

Speakers will focus on the latest authoritative research about how climate change is affecting weather extremes in the Midwest U.S.—heat waves, flooding, drought, and heavy precipitation events—and in turn the impacts on human health and quality of life.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1:30 p.m. EDT/12:30 p.m. CDT
Teleconference number: 1-800-290-9461, Passcode 23821
Paul Gross, C.C.M., Broadcast Meteorologist at WDIV-TV, Detroit ; Chair of AMS’s Station Scientist Committee
Dr. Thomas Karl, Director of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration�s National Climatic Data Center and President of AMS
Donald J. Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois . An expert on the impacts of climate change, he shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was a co-author of the GCRP’s June report.

For more information please visit the GCRP�s web site.

Supplemental materials to the call and a web-based guide to government reports for broadcast meteorologists is available at This site includes links to full scientific reports and regional fact sheet summaries, as well as information about this teleconference and past science briefings. Funding for the briefing and web site is provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation. The teleconference and web site are a service of Resource Media, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.

Please note: for meteorologists unable to call in to the teleconference, a recording and transcript will be posted here at shortly after the call.

Follow weather and climate issues on Twitter here or on Facebook through the “Global Warming Climate Change Report” Group.

Kim Curtis, Resource Media, 415-397-5000 ext. 305
Jillian Ward, Resource Media, 415-397-5000 ext. 309; 415-609-8500

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