Thursday, September 19, 2019

AMS: Nothing Like Keeping Those Carbon Footprints Small

The American Meteorological Society's official statement on global warming states:

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), ...  

...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. Avoiding this future warming will require a large and rapid reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions... 

So, if the American Meteorological Society believes global warming is major huge problem and that carbon emissions need to be cut, why is it holding its annual conference on radar meteorology -- [drum roll] -- in Japan. 
Notice that these meetings are never held in Toledo or Youngstown (cities which could really use the economic boost) but in Japan, Cancun, Bali, Paris, Copenhagen, etc., which gives climate practitioners a great excuse to generate greenhouse gases and boost the size of their carbon footprints. 

As Glenn Reynolds says, I'll believe global warming is a crisis when the people telling me it is a crisis start acting like it is a crisis. 
UPDATE:  Published this afternoon, Dr. Roger Pielke, Jr., also notes the difference between words and actions with these and others.

UPDATE II: From the satire site, Babylon Bee, 
The 'story' is here.

UPDATE III: I never thought this story would get three updates. The AMS has adopted a new, "soak the rich" structure for membership dues which will result in more income for the Society. I'm certain this is needed to pay for trips to Japan and other carbon-increasing activities.
For "equality" and "inclusivity," of course. 

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