AMS/NWA sponsored survey of TV weathercasters: 63% Believe Global Warming is Mostly Natural

AMS/NWA sponsored survey of TV weathercasters: 63% Believe Global Warming is Mostly Natural“. 100% of “Tea Party” supporters don’t believe in Global Warming either. That must mean there isn’t any. Anthony Watts loves irrelevant surveys, like this one conducted by George Mason University on behalf of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association. I note with amusement that only 53% of TV weathercasters trust other TV weathercasters!

The New York Times has an unfortunately credulous take on the survey, but Joe Romm at Climate Progress cuts to the heart of the matter.

Anthony, TV weathercasters are not scientists, let alone climatologists. You should know, just ponder your own background.

The survey concludes that TV weathercasters are seen as informal “science educators” (regardless of qualification) and that “79% of the respondents would like to be considered the “go to” person in a TV newsroom on a variety of science topics.” Again, regardless of relevant qualification.

So what’s the real takeaway from this survey? TV weathercasters are generally scientifically unqualified, but are eager to share their ignorance. I don’t know if I’d be announcing that too loudly.