Let the casualties begin: NBC Fires Weather Channel Environmental Unit
NBC Universal made the first of potentially several rounds of staffing cuts at The Weather Channel (TWC) on Wednesday, axing the entire staff of the "Forecast Earth" environmental program during the middle of NBC's "Green Week," as well as several on-camera meteorologists. The layoffs totaled about 10 percent of the workforce, and are among the first major changes made since NBC completed its purchase of the venerable weather network in September....
Forecast Earth was hosted by former CNN anchor Natalie Allen, with contributions from climate expert Heidi Cullen. It was the sole program on TWC that focused on global climate change, which raises the question of whether the station will still report on the subject. Cullen's future role at the network is not known.
It's good to see the "climate change" crowd take the professional beating they so richly deserve. Their political ideology masquerading as science show was an embarrassment. I'm only saddened by the fact that Cullen wasn't fired outright.
From Patterico's place:
Dr. Cullen is famous - or infamous - for urging that “broadcast meteorologists be stripped of their scientific certification if they express skepticism about predictions of manmade catastrophic global warming.” Here’s Dr. Cullen’s December 2006 blog entry where she made her remarkable suggestion that climate change skeptics should be decertified by the AMS.
Cullen is a lousy scientist, which is the same thing as saying she is no scientist at all.
Maybe "Forecast Earth" will reappear on the SciFi channel. They like fantasy.