Meteorologists Finally Take a Stand on Climate Change

After years of hemming and hawing, the American Meteorological Society released its official position on climate change yesterday, saying the Earth is warming and that warming is caused by humans.

Weather forecasters have been criticized for their silence on  connecting the dots between the extreme weather they report and climate change, even amidst the drought that has effected most of the US this summer.

The public has indicated that they trust their weather forecasters and want to hear whether they connect weather events to climate change.

The American Meteorological Society position statement states:

"There is unequivocal evidence that Earth’s lower atmosphere, ocean, and land surface are warming; sea "level is rising; and snow cover, mountain glaciers, and Arctic sea ice are shrinking," they says in the policy statement.

"The dominant cause of the warming since the 1950s is human activities. This scientific finding is based on a large and persuasive body of research. The observed warming will be irreversible for many years into the future, and even larger temperature increases will occur as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in the atmosphere."

While natural cycles of warming are to be expected, they say, the evidence clearly points to human activity as the cause of the climate change the earth is currently experiencing:

  • All of the 10 warmest years in global temperature records up to 2011 have occurred since 1997, with 2005 and 2010 being the warmest two years in more than a century of global records.
  • In the US, there have been twice as many record daily high temperatures as record daily low temperatures in the first decade of the 21st century. 
  • Freeze zones are rising in elevation, and spring snowpacks are decreasing in volume.
  • There have been dramatic seasonal shifts, resulting in earlier springs, longer frost-free periods, longer growing seasons and changes to animal migration patterns.
  • Globally averaged sea levels have risen by about 7 inches in the 20th century, with the trend accelerating since the early 1990s.

"It is clear from extensive scientific evidence that the dominant cause of the rapid change in climate of the past half century is human-induced increases in the amount of atmospheric greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2), chlorofluorocarbons, methane, and nitrous oxide," they write. "The most important of these over the long term is CO2, whose concentration in the atmosphere is rising principally as a result of fossil-fuel combustion and deforestation."

Simulations project there will be an increased proportion of global hurricanes that fall into the strongest categories (4 and 5 on the Saffir-Simpson scale), although the total number of storms may not change. Heat waves and cold snaps will continue, but there will be proportionally more extreme warm periods. There will be more droughts and high temperatures that will put pressure on the world’s crop systems.

In July, Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground (just bought by the Weather Channel), said he would take advantage of his larger audience to help educate Americans about climate change. 

"I think it’s important for the public to hear that what we’re seeing now is the future," he said. "We better prepare for heatwaves, fires and storms. We better educate people on what’s going on, give the best science that’s out there on what climate change is doing and where it’s likely to head. I think TV meteorologists are missing a big opportunity to educate and tell the population what is likely to happen."

For the complete statement:

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0 thoughts on “Meteorologists Finally Take a Stand on Climate Change

  1. HAHA

    The fix is in folks.
    First the left said meteorologists didnt know what they were talking about.
    Now they embrace them!
    Which is it? More proof the left is an intollant bunch as you can get.

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  2. WiserThanYou

    Great…first 2 comments are political parties blaming each other, and probably inciting more division among people here. Are you two Americans, or are you our enemies? Identify yourselves. Where were you born? Do you have an American flag at your door? Are you foreigners? Are you Russian? From the Middle East? China?

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  3. WiserThanYou

    This angry division between Democrats and Republicans is paralysing this country. It weakens us. Nothing positive happens. Knock it off.

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  4. Amazed

    Can’t believe climate deniers are still out there. Not only oil pundits, but people who legitimately believe they can make a problem go away by simply spouting a talking point.
    And, no less, an entire political party purchased by oil and mum to a earth-threatening reality that the military, DOD, every major party and just about every credible organization with related knowledge tells you is happening and most be address.
    Fools. Idiots – or just too cowardly to face the truth.

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  5. Donna Cole

    The polar caps are melting – no one can deny that!
    100 years ago there weren’t cars and there were billions less people. Of course human activity is warming the earth and playing havoc with the weather. It’s obvious, but what can we do about it?

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  6. khris

    there is no point of having an argument about this issue.
    there’s no one to blame why we’re experiencing those calamities and disaster but ourselves.
    just think of a way on how you can help to solve the problem not just talking and talking about it.

    enough of the talks or plans we have to work things out.

    awareness without an action is like a bow without an arrow USELESS EACH WITHOUT THE OTHER!!!

    that only means talking about this is USELESS if we don’t take it to ACTION!!

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  7. don smalter

    OCEAN WARMING IS NOT CAUSED BY ATMOSPHERE BUT BY HOTTER EARTH CORE DUE TO HIGH MAGNETIC STRENGTH OF THE APPROACHING PLANET X NIBIRU !!!

    Sinkholes, landslides,cable breaks,rail derailments, bridge collapses,gas line breaks,volcanic eruptions,uptike in quakes !!! WHAT IS CAUSING THESE MULTIPLE EARTH-MOVEMENT INCIDENTS WORLDWIDE NOW???

    IS A NEAR-TERM WORLDWIDE CATACLYSM AHEAD ???

    (Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open!!)

    A gigantic hierarchical website of transcribed communications to an American woman, over more than 15 years to date, from benevolent extra-terrestrials, Zetatalk.com, claims that Planet X (or historical Nibiru), four times larger in diameter than Earth and magnetically more than 20 times stronger, is on a long elliptical path now slowly passing between the Sun and Earth — and does so every 3600+ years. The existence of Nibiru and its long orbit was first revealed by the Jewish-American scholar Zecharia Sitchin in his 1976 book “The 12th Planet” and multiple follow-on authored books all based on his Middle-Eastern archeological hieroglyphic interpretations. Nibiru was first spotted remotely by USA astronomers in 1983 and reported at that time in the Washington Post —- and since has been subject to a governmental coverup.

    It is currently hidden in the Sun’s glare, but distant photo images have been provided on the website and the internet. As it passes closer to Earth, likely within the next 24-or-so months, the aliens’ website predicts it will cause a drastic Earth pole shift of about ninety degrees, due to its magnetic strength. This would result per the website in more Earth wobble, then violent mega-earthquakes, super-hurricane winds, worldwide volcanic eruptions, and oceanic sloshing with gigantic tidal waves inundating most low-lying coastal areas and cities, e.g., Netherlands, Denmark, Bangladesh, Singapore, Hong Kong, NYC, LA, Miami. Food, water, electricity, and gasoline distribution would collapse resulting in massive relocations, rampant crime, riots and starvation. Much housing would be destroyed. Melting old poles combined with much warmer oceans due to a hotter Earth core, per the aliens, would cause a greater than 600 foot rise in ocean levels in the following two years. In worst case, as little as twenty percent of the world population might survive.

    Exactly when this shift might happen is unclear if all goes as currently projected, but we already have an unusual number of signs. A rise in strong earthquakes, e.g., Chile, New Zealand, Sumatra, northern Japan, Turkey. Increasing volcanic activity occurring worldwide. Unprecedented land sinking, e.g., Java, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia. Malfunctioning electronic connections for satellites. Bridge and mine collapses. Worldwide RR derailments. Water, sewer and gas line breaks. And much unusual weather: Intractable droughts, with massive crop damage. Unprecedented regional downpours and flooding major regions, e.g., Java, Philippines. Much flooding in unusual spots. Giant sinkholes, e.g., China, Pennsylvania. Unusual rogue tidal waves. A sharp rise in USA tornadoes. Melting pole ice and glaciers. Recently, large asteroid hit, e.g., in Russia.

    Minor wobbles of the Earth pole positions are occurring per the website. Nibiru’s magnetic strength apparently is already stirring the earth environment and appears to be causing some of the climate change/global warming effects, questionably blamed on atmospheric CO2. Leading up to the shift, near-term, they predict more Japanese mega-quakes, a build-up of Midwest USA quakes from Memphis/New Madrid to Buffalo NY, then an early tsunami inundating low portions of the Netherlands, Denmark, and UK.

    TAKING STEPS AHEAD OF TIME WOULD BE CRITICAL AS THE SHIFT WOULD TAKE PLACE WITH LIMITED WARNING. This is likely to happen before 2016 or 2017. Many early indicators are occurring as cited above, but mainly, a second (small blob-like) sun will next become visible in daylight — but apparently already visible with multiple moons and trailing dust/rock clouds, per select photos (re Nibiru) in the website. There would, according to the alien predictions, be a lean of the North pole leading to three days of darkness for the northern hemisphere. The Internet would begin to malfunction as satellites, oceanic cables fail, as already occurring in the western Pacific. Within four months after the lean, the pole shift would then occur rather suddenly. If this does happen, to survive, food, water, and gasoline especially must be accumulated and stored. And camping equipment with gardening and other tools. Moving far away beforehand, i.e., at least 200 miles and 1000 ft elevation, from low coastal areas would be critical for survival.

    Why hasn’t Nibiru’s existence been publicized? Because leaders in major governments know and have suppressed informing, wanting to avoid panic, hoping perhaps that results would be less than predicted. Severity of damages to Earth depend on where Earth is in its solar system orbit relative to the Nibiru passage. Only a select circle of world and USA leaders are informed and preparing. At some point, the various governments will be forced to openly announce its presence. Any first public announcement by USA/NASA leaders is likely to minimize projections in order to minimize reactionary panic.

    All this may seem preposterous, but my extended research over the last dozen-plus years into pre-history, abandoned cities archeology, mythology, past geological catastrophes, such as many underwater civilization remnants, provide ample evidence for past pole shifts. Psychic messengers, Mother Mary apparition messages, UFO/alien communications, English crop circle designs, all are providing warnings specifically time-wise to a pole shift about this current period, based on a frequency pattern of every 3600+ years due to a periodic Nibiru flyby. No direct hit with Earth is anticipated.

    For a few historical and geological examples:

    1) Niagara Falls gorge was created about 3600 years ago per geologists, 2) Simultaneously, larger northern Canada lakes were created, 3) At that time, also an upward thrust of the Andes happened, 4) Greenland ice cores show volcanic ash layer about 1600+ BC, 5) Tree rings in Irish oak logs in peat bogs show growth stop about 1600+ BC, 6) California Bristlecone pine trees show no growth rings about 1600+ BC, 7) Thera/Santorini eruption occurred about 1600+ BC in Mediterranean, Minoan Crete culture inundated, 8) Shang Dynasty China suffered abrupt end about 1600+ BC due to severe events. 9)Alien messages from the Cassiopaean star system date the last shift specifically as the year 1588 BC— plus 2014 = 3602 years, and 10) numerous other geological events e.g., about 11,000 years ago, or 3 times 3600 years, there is worldwide geological evidence of horrendous chaos with the disappearance of Atlantis. Also, 4 times 3600 years is the estimated time period for inundation of a continent surrounding Easter Island.

    NOW, in the spring of 2014, in spite of potential ridicule, I feel an obligation to alert everyone EARLY about the horrible possibilities to let you decide what if anything you will do to prepare. Look for related news, study, then ACT, or deny and ignore, as you see best for you and those you love. For verification, the one best source to review is zetatalk.com, the gigantic hierarchical website.

    Especially, read these suggested website pages concerning the anticipated pole shift —

    For Evidence: Search Zetatalk archives (use the Search box)

    1) Velikovsky & 3600 Signature 2) Passage in Prophecy & Legend 3) The Magnetic Dance between Earth & Planet X 4) English Crop Circle messages 5) Scripted Drama 6) Most Terrible Day

    See Safe Locations:

    e.g., Kansas safer than most; Florida, NYC, LA, New Orleans, Houston, and other low-lying world cities — NOT safe

    For follow-up: see 1) Ning Chats Archives on website every Saturday PM

    2) Troubled Times (for suggested survival steps), and

    3) Subscribe to the free weekly Internet Newsletter (published every Sunday AM)

    THIS COULD ALL BE A QUESTIONABLE ALARM, BUT DON’T JUST IGNORE & DENY, SEE FOR YOURSELF AND DECIDE !!! IS IT A HOAX? OR WRONG TIMING? OR OVERESTIMATED IMPACT?

    BE CONCERNED FOR OTHERS. FORWARD THIS TO RELATIVES, FRIENDS, MEDIA, ETC. DJSmalter 03/2014 don.smalter@gmail.com

    NOTE: “There have been very highly evolved civilizations on this planet. There have been bodies in space which came too close, which caused chaos and destruction. The civilizations were destroyed because evolvement was in technology and not in spiritual growth. CATASTROPHES ARE NEEDED FROM WHICH SOULS LEARN.”
    Book Source: Andareon Theory

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