Members quitting the American Meteorological Society over stance on climate

Members quitting the American Meteorological Society over stance on climate (2013-06-21). “This can’t be good” says Anthony Watts. Everyone’s quitting the American Meteorological Society because it’s an oppressive, dogma driven, anti-science organization! Global Warming is over!

Anthony knows this because renowned climate scientist Steve Milloy brought it to his attention. Steve Milloy is a Fox News commentator who runs (no, he’s not self-aware enough to know that his URL describes what he does) along with a variety of related political front organizations.

So, how many gullible meteorologists are left in that decrepit society? Three down, 13,997 to go. This is what Anthony wants us to think is denialist momentum?

What outrageous lies are the henchmen at the AMS trying to pass off as science? Here’s a taste:

There is unequivocal evidence that Earth’s lower atmosphere, ocean, and land surface are warming; sea level is rising; and snow cover, mountain glaciers, and Arctic sea ice are shrinking. The dominant cause of the warming since the 1950s is human activities. This scientific finding is based on a large and persuasive body of research. – Climate Change: An Information Statement of the American Meteorological Society

Oh, that’s the same thing that literally every international scientific organization says. They’re all in on it! Watts & Co. demand to see every single member’s signature or the S.O.s are all lying, natch.

Remember when Anthony claimed that elderly Hal Lewis quitting the American Physical Society was on the scale of Martin Luther, nailing his 95 theses to the Wittenburg church door? That turd sank pretty quickly too.

The only dissenting voice in the comments, “jai mitchell” found himself under “moderation” (meaning blocked) after a torrent of hostility and attempted intimidation.

7 thoughts on “Members quitting the American Meteorological Society over stance on climate

  1. Reblogged this on uknowispeaksense and commented:
    Here’s a chart to aide the visualisation of just how devastating the loss of three members from the American Meteorological Society is. did someone say “consensus”?

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  3. Yes, to mildly state facts on WUWT is “hate speech” and “trolling” and worthy of a ban unless or even if you provide your drivers license with photo, payslip for the past ten years and swear on the bible that you are not in the employ of one of those dreadful secret cults, an NGO like, say, World Vision or the Red Cross.

    They really do live in another world.

  4. Ah, as usual Willard Anthony, who is also, still appears to be a member of of the “AMS”, and a leading “Agnotologist”, is now deliberately ignoring this revised statement issued by the very same ‘AMS’, on August 20th, 2012.


    “Warming of the climate system now is unequivocal, according to many different kinds of evidence. Observations show increases in globally averaged air and ocean temperatures, as well as widespread melting of snow and ice and rising globally averaged sea level. Surface temperature data for Earth as a whole, including readings over both land and ocean, show an increase of about 0.8°C (1.4°F) over the period 1901─2010 and about 0.5°C (0.9°F) over the period 1979–2010 (the era for which satellite-based temperature data are routinely available). Due to natural variability, not every year is warmer than the preceding year globally. Nevertheless, all of the 10 warmest years in the global temperature records up to 2011 have occurred since 1997, with 2005 and 2010 being the warmest two years in more than a century of global records. The warming trend is greatest in northern high latitudes and over land. In the U.S., most of the observed warming has occurred in the West and in Alaska; for the nation as a whole, there have been twice as many record daily high temperatures as record daily low temperatures in the first decade of the 21st century.

    The effects of this warming are especially evident in the planet’s polar regions. Arctic sea ice extent and volume have been decreasing for the past several decades. Both the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have lost significant amounts of ice. Most of the world’s glaciers are in retreat.”

    In other words, there is no further debate on “Global Warming” at ‘AMS’, period! The denialati, who vainly try to debate the issue at ‘AMS’ are given a copy of this policy statement and are all told in no uncertain terms there is no further need to debate this issue, the science on the subject is both rock solid and irrefutable. Kindly cease and desist spreading this ignorance of reality immediately!

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    Now, since “Willard Anthony” still appears to be a fully paid up member of the ‘AMS’, watt was that word, of nine letters, that starts with the letter “H”, again?

  5. “Everyone’s quitting the American Meteorological Society because it’s an oppressive, dogma driven, anti-science organization! Global Warming is over!”

    He never said any of this, simply reposted Twitter posts, but you post it as if he did. Isn’t that slander? Just who is doing the ‘attempted intimidation’? How is it that only 3 people and their rag-tag group of ‘mindless’ followers can do any intimidation? Did you read the Tweets?

    How can the kicker walk into his NFL locker room and ‘intimidate’ his teammates? Best way to take care of him is shut him up right? Give him a swirlie and get a new kicker. Squelch all dissent with ad hominems. The consensus is always right. Just like the Nazis. Are you a weather Nazi?

    Check out today’s info from Gavin Schmidt on Watts. Should we up the number to 4? I thought I heard something about the UN climate guy too. Starting to add up…

    [You’re quoting me, not Anthony. No clue what you’re getting at otherwise. Anthony was trying to imply a groundswell of opposition where there was none. – Ben]

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  7. Talk to some of the commenters at WUWT, and you can get them to say things like the National Academy of Sciences has been overtaken by eco-radicals. Ask them for specifics on such accusations *crickets*.

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