Climate Science Glossary

Term Lookup

Enter a term in the search box to find its definition.


Use the controls in the far right panel to increase or decrease the number of terms automatically displayed (or to completely turn that feature off).

Term Lookup


All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex I, Glossary, pp. 941-954. Cambridge University Press.

Home Arguments Software Resources Comments The Consensus Project Translations About Support

Twitter Facebook YouTube Pinterest MeWe

RSS Posts RSS Comments Email Subscribe

Climate's changed before
It's the sun
It's not bad
There is no consensus
It's cooling
Models are unreliable
Temp record is unreliable
Animals and plants can adapt
It hasn't warmed since 1998
Antarctica is gaining ice
View All Arguments...

New? Register here
Forgot your password?

Latest Posts


7 TV meteorologists discuss their coverage of climate change and weather

Posted on 26 April 2022 by greenman3610

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Peter Sinclair

Time was – and not so long ago, it seems – you might have had trouble rounding-up a half-dozen broadcast meteorologists to speak openly about how they address climate change as part of their weather forecasting.

That was then. This is now:  Independent videographer Peter Sinclair, in his regular “This Is Not Cool” video for Yale Climate Connections, chats with seven broadcast mets across the country. They weigh in on how climate change influences weather in their markets and about how they, in turn, inform their audiences, sometimes on air and sometimes through local presentations and social media.

In the video are market-leading long-time veteran meteorologist Mike Nelson with KMGH, in Denver; current and former ABC News and CBS network broadcast mets Ginger Zee and Jeff Berardelli, respectively (Berardelli now is chief meteorologist for WFLA, NBC affiliate in Tampa, Florida); John Morales, chief meteorologist with NBC6 in Miami; Amber Sullins, a Phoenix, Az., meteorologist with the ABC15; Chris Gloninger, a Des Moines, Iowa, chief meteorologist with CBS affiliate KCCI 8; and Eric Sorensen, a former ABC affiliate WQAD 8, chief meteorologist in Rockford, Illinois, now a candidate for a congressional seat.

Invoking lyrics of Bob Dylan … twice

Just as the weather each covers varies from place to place and time to time, so do their individual experiences addressing climate change in their weather forecasting mix and the reactions they hear from their viewers.

Across the U.S., TV mets increasingly are seeing a need to address the warming climate as they explain extreme weather events affecting their viewers and audiences. As Berardelli says, “Things that just couldn’t happen through natural variability are now happening on a consistent basis.”

Bob Dylan put it succinctly: “The times, they are a’changin’, and he also sang “Don’t need a weatherman to tell which way the wind blows.” True, but to make the science-based link between weather and climate, Zee says TV mets are uniquely well positioned to explain when there is, is not, and may or not be a firm correlation, and, in some cases, causation.

0 0

Printable Version  |  Link to this page


There have been no comments posted yet.

You need to be logged in to post a comment. Login via the left margin or if you're new, register here.

The Consensus Project Website


(free to republish)

© Copyright 2022 John Cook
Home | Translations | About Us | Privacy | Contact Us