The Weather Channel is not where one would expect a media scrum but the venerable channel went after conservative site Breitbart with a haymaker of a video after Breitbart used one of its reporters, Kait Parker, for a story suggesting that the Earth is actually getting colder. The video is below.
Parker was not pleased to see a clip featuring an earlier segment that she did as support for what she argued was a distortion of the available scientific data. As noted earlier, I am in agreement with her view of climate change. However, I have disagreed with the unilateral actions taken by the Obama Administration in the area to circumvent Congress.
Parker notes “Last week, Breitbart-dot-com published a story claiming global warming is nothing but a scare, and global temperatures were actually falling. The problem is, they used a completely unrelated video about La Niña with my face in it to attempt to back their point.”
The rest can be seen below but this is a debate that is likely to heat up in Washington with President-elect Trump’s selection of a climate denier and oil industry advocate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.