What Do Meteorologists Think About Climate Change?


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Media Matters writes that most TV meteorologists recognize that climate change is real, though Fox News is misleading on the subject.

In April, George Mason University published a national survey of TV weathercasters in partnership with the American Meteorological Society, Climate Central, NASA, NOAA, and Yale University.

According to their website, the purpose of the survey was to assess weathercasters’ views on climate change and their interests and activities in reporting on the local impacts of climate change.

(Updated article)

http://www.climatechangecommunication.org/report/national-survey-broadcast-meteorologists-about-climate-change

Vintage Video: Marsha Blackburn Vs. Bill Nye


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In the U.S., climate change is still being debated among many.  Above is a vintage video from 2014 of Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn and Bill Nye debating climate change on NBC’s Meet The Press.

(Updated article)

Can There Still Be Cold Winters If Global Warming Exists?


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Is it “intellectually consistent” to have cold winters and still believe in global warming?

Global warming is all about averages. What if the average summer temperature goes up by one degree, but the average winter, spring, and fall temperatures stay the same? That means the average yearly temperature will still go up slightly (because the summer was hotter). But the winter temperature was still the same = still cold.

What if the area where you live has the same temperature every year, but the average temperature in the desert keeps going up? Or the average temperature of the oceans?

Do the current droughts and floods in the U.S. relate to global warming?  One of California’s biggest sources of water – the mountain snowpack – is practically already gone for the rest of the summer.

Scientist Bill Nye sent out a tweet linking the flooding to global warming, with predictable results.

http://www.businessinsider.com/californias-snowpack-is-gone-2015-5

NFL Moves Extra Point To 15-yard line

NFL American Football team owners approved a Competition Committee’s proposal on extra points for the 2015 season, writes nfl.com.

The NFL announced the extra point will now be kicked from the 15-yard line as opposed to within the 10-yard line, with two-point conversions remaining at the 2-yard line.

The new rule also gives the defense the ability to score two points on returns.

According to the rule change, if the defense returns a blocked extra point or failed two-point try for a touchdown (i.e. on an interception), they will be awarded two points, writes nfl.com.

Under the previous rule, on a failed try, the ball was a “dead ball” and could not be moved.

NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino said teams could change their attempt decision if a penalty occurs.

The approved rule, which was decided by a 30-2 vote by owners, was one of three proposals considered by owners on Tuesday at the NFL’s Spring League Meeting, writes nfl.com.

Owners considered a proposal by the New England Patriots similar to the adopted plan, but without the defense’s ability to score. A plan proposed by the Philadelphia Eagles called for a 15-yard Point After Touchdown (PAT) and the ball on the 1-yard line for two-point tries.

The NFL has been tinkering with the PAT in hopes of making it a more difficult and therefore entertaining play for spectators. The latest change might be just the first step of further adjustments in years to come.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport also reported that the Redskins‘ proposal to have roster cuts done all at once  – moving from 90-man to 53-man rosters prior to the start of the season – was voted down by owners, per a source.

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000493347/article/nfl-moves-extra-point-to-15yard-line-for-2015-season

U.S. Senate Races To Watch For

Sam Seder (Majority Report) talks about several U.S. Senate seats that could change from Republican to Democrat or vice versa.