Activists launch petition targeting WBAL, Tony Pann
In 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.”
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.