Ya know, one of those guys whose job is the weather;
I guess this guy didn't get the memo from the "consensus."
Network's second meteorologist to challenge notion man can alter climate.
By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute
12/18/2008 11:02:44 PM
Unprecedented snow in Las Vegas has some scratching their heads – how can there be global warming with this unusual cold and snowy weather?
CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers had never bought into the notion that man can alter the climate and the Vegas snowstorm didn’t impact his opinion. Myers, an American Meteorological Society certified meteorologist, explained on CNN’s Dec. 18 “Lou Dobbs Tonight” that the whole idea is arrogant and mankind was in danger of dying from other natural events more so than global warming.
I do have one problem with the article, though...
It strikes me that, "We’ve been warming out of that cold spell from the Revolutionary War period and now we’re back into a cooling cycle." is outright saying that the earth is entering a cooling cycle, not just suggesting it.
Dr. Jay Lehr, an expert on environmental policy, told “Lou Dobbs Tonight” viewers you can detect subtle patterns over recorded history, but that dates back to the 13th Century.
“If we go back really, in recorded human history, in the 13th Century, we were robably 7 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than we are now and it was a very prosperous ime for mankind,” Lehr said. “If go back to the Revolutionary War 300 years ago, it as very, very cold. We’ve been warming out of that cold spell from the Revolutionary War period and now we’re back into a cooling cycle.”
Lehr suggested the earth is presently entering a cooling cycle – a result of nature, not man.
Some may condemn Chad Meyers as not being an expert, of not having any experience in meteorology. I would remind them that he is an American Meteorological Society certified meteorologist. I think he qualifies as an expert and has experience.
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