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Activists launch petition targeting WBAL, Tony Pann

June 18, 2013

FTF_TonyPannPetition4In December we reported about comments made by WBAL-TV meteorologist Tony Pann on social media depicting climate science as a scam. Among his comments:

“If you are making a living on government grants to research global warming, and have been for 20 years, you don’t want that money to dry up! I hate to say it, but you just have to follow the money.”

The exchange also included WMAR weatherman Mike Masco, who called global warming “the biggest scam in modern time.” The whole dust up was reported in The Sun and Columbia Journalism Review.

Now, a group called Forecast the Facts has teamed up with Maryland-based Chesapeake Climate Action Network to launch a petition, asking WBAL to “publicly correct the false claims about climate change made by WBAL meteorologist Tony Pann and ensure that all WBAL staff report the scientific facts of human-caused climate change and its impact on the weather system.”

For what it’s worth (a lot, hopefully), a recent study found 97 percent consensus among “over 12,000 peer-reviewed climate science papers” about human-caused global warming.

  • don

    Typical, freedom of speech, unless liberals disagree, then it must be silenced. Not real confident in their settled science.