Hot spotlight on weathermen and women

Meteorologists — whose faces are on television as weather forecasters — have become the target of climate change activists because so many in the U.S.  are climate-chance skeptics, reported the New York Times. More than a quarter of American weathercasters surveyed by researchers agreed with the statement “Global warming is a scam.”

“What we’ve recognized is that the everyday person doesn’t come across climatologists, but they do come across meteorologists,” said Melanie Fitzpatrick, a climate scientist for the Union of Concerned Scientists. “Meteorologists do need to understand more about climate because the public confuses this so much. That is why you see efforts in this turning up.”