Broadcast on Neil Cavuto's Fox Business Channel - "Coast to Coast' - February 21, 2017
Climate Depot Publisher Marc Morano vs. Former Obama EPA official Dan Kanninen
Morano: "What EPA chief Scott Pruitt really represents -- you see my smile here -- This is the end of superstition in Washington! And it's actually going back to science and actual cost benefit analysis. It's very simple: The EPA climate plan is the signature Obama executive order -- he couldn't get it through Congress so he bypassed democracy. But this plan wouldn't even impact global CO2 levels, let alone global temperatures or storms. Yet Obama administration officials like John Podesta actually sold the regulations as as way to prevent storms and we need this because the storms are getting worse."
Among those skeptics is Tim Kelley, who has issued weather forecasts on New England Cable News since 1992. He describes himself as a “student of climate change,” but says his experience with the variability of computer models has made him skeptical that anyone can predict how greenhouse gases will change the environment in the coming decades. “How can their computer models be better than ours?” he said. “We look at computer projections all the time, and we know how off they can be.” Kelley acknowledges the climate is changing, but like many skeptics he questions whether rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere are the reason. He believes most of the changes are natural, not man-made. “I’m much less alarmed by global warming than most people,” he said. “I’d rather it be warmer.”
Mish Michaels, a U.S. meteorologist, lost her job as a science reporter at WGBH’s show “Greater Boston” last week after colleagues raised concerns about her views on vaccines and climate change.
Fellow Meteorologist Kelley said he was deeply concerned by what he sees as Michaels’s firing. “It’s alarming that you can be scapegoated or branded as a denier,” he said. Officials at WGBH did not return messages seeking comment, and earlier said simply that Michaels’s departure was a personnel matter. In a statement last week, Michaels said her “personal beliefs as a private citizen have been positioned inaccurately,” and maintained that she never claimed not to believe in vaccines. “Scientific consensus does not equal complacency. It is a challenge to scientists to verify the science or push it forward,” she said.