30 Mar '12, 7pm

A Republican meteorologist

I encourage you to pop over to Shawn Otto’s blog below and read “A Message from a Republican Meteorologist on Climate Change,” a guest post in which Paul Douglas, an experienced meteorologist, energy entrepreneur and founder of the Web site Weather Nation , explains that acknowledging evidence of a growing human influence on climate “doesn’t make you a liberal.” (Hat tip to Climate Progress .) Here’s the opening section and link: I’m going to tell you something that my Republican friends are loath to admit out loud: climate change is real. I am a moderate Republican, fiscally conservative; a fan of small government, accountability, self-empowerment, and sound science. I am not a climate scientist. I’m a meteorologist, and the weather maps I’m staring at are making me uncomfortable. No, you’re not imagining it: we’ve clicked into a new and almost foreign weather pattern. To...

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/30/a-republican...

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