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Posts Tagged ‘Neal Barton’

Texas News Director Has an Opinion About Global Warming

barton ketkKETK anchor and news director Neal Barton wants you to know he thinks global warming is all hooey.

Barton gives his opinion on-air in a feature he calls, “Neal Barton’s POV.” In his Friday POV he attacked global warming by quoting a former NASA scientist Les Woodcock who thinks climate change is a scam used by big business to make money. KETK won’t allow embedding, so you’ll have to click here to watch the video.

Barton told viewers of the Tyler, TX, NBC affiliate “You won’t hear this in the mainstream media.” But Barton’s opinions seem to have come directly from an article about Woodcock in the Yorkshire Evening Post.

He left out one part, though. The article also said of Woodcock, “In spite of the seemingly overwhelming tide of scientific opinion on the matter, there are still some who steadfastly refuse to jump on the ‘global warming’ bandwagon.”

Barton has also taken to twitter to defend himself against a detractor.

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New Campaign Rips TV Meteorologists for Denying Climate Change

As the AMS holds its annual meeting this week, a group of conservationists has launched a campaign pressuring TV meteorologists “to report the facts about climate change.”

Forecast the Facts is backed by three non-profit organizations and its goal is to hold meteorologists accountable on climate change.

“Scientists have been predicting for years that human-induced climate change would lead to a future of increasingly dangerous extreme weather events,” the campaign states. “But when most Americans tune into their local weather report, they won’t hear a peep about climate change. Why? Because the majority of TV meteorologists don’t believe in it.” Read more