The Weather Channel jumps the shark

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

Weather Channel Taking Active Climate Change Stance
The Weather Channel is looking beyond cold fronts and summer showers with a project featuring the voices of 25 prominent people talking about the need to take action on climate change.

The network says its "The Climate 25" series is about science, not politics. But its message is unmistakable, and is consciously designed to reach people who may be doubters about the causes of global warming.

They have crossed the line between real science and political advocacy. The article mentions Unilever CEO Paul Polman and U.S. Army Gen. Charles Jacoby:

Polman, for example, talks about his company losing business because of hurricanes, and drought in Africa hurting production at its tea plantations. Jacoby discusses military rescue efforts following extreme storms and how climate change could become a national security issue with nations fighting over resources.

Excuse me but we have had a major long lull in large storms in the last ten years. Tropical Storm Sandy was major in its impact of New York City's infrastructure but it was only a CAT1 Hurricane when it made landfall. Hurricane Katrina was only a CAT3 when it made landfall. The forecast for this year is quiet as well (issued in June 2015 - PDF file).

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