Here's a Letter to the Editor that I just sent to The Other Paper:
I wonder if NBC4 weatherman Jym Ganahl believes that President Bush and the strategic planners at the Pentagon are part of the so-called climate change hoax? President Bush said we must "confront the serious challenge of global climate change" in his 2007 State of the Union Address.
Of course, the policies he supported made the problem much worse.
And, here's the headline of a Fortune Magazine article that reports about climate change: "The Pentagon's Weather Nightmare: The Climate Could Change Radically, and Fast. That Would be the Mother of all National Security Issues." http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2004/02/09/360120/index.htm
Ganahl clearly has no expertise regarding climate change. He's lucky to forecast accurately three days out. NBC4 should send him to some climate change conferences with climatologists who have their work peer-reviewed. Hundreds of peer-reviewed studies show that global warming is real and human activity contributes to it. There are zero peer reviewed studies that back up Ganahl which make him a kook.
NBC4 has a responsibility to have real experts on-air to debunk Ganahl's misinformation. There should be no debate with the climate change deniers until they can back up their opinions with sound science.
State Farm will soon stop insuring property in Florida because they realize that the effects of climate change would cause bankruptcy. Maybe Ganahl and his kooky friends should pool their money to start up an insurance company in Florida to fill the void.
Nationwide Insurance has an informative web page about climate change.
http://www.nationwide.com/catastrophes/global-warming.jsp Them too, Jym?
What's next, Cabot Rea spouting off that Sadam Hussien really did have nuclear weapons?