USA President

Bloomberg, one of the most respected business and financial advice companies has been making noise around climate change recently. A short video here gives a brief history of global warming and  here today 27th July a look at the prospects for el Nino this year. Both are informative and easy to assimilate.

Contrast this with the GOP candidates for the Republican nominees for President of the USA. A few examples, Ted Cruz calls AGW a “pseudoscientific theory”, former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum called climate change “speculative science, which has proven over time not to have checked out.”  And there’s more, former Governor of Arkansas talked about what a hoax climate change is, and this year compared global warming to “sunburn.” Add in Bobby Jindal who can’t be expected to know about climate science because he is “not a scientist” (his words not mine) and the one and only Trump and it is clear that the inmates are taking over the asylum.

Read about the rest of them here and weep.

Come on America you’re better than this.

My work background is in operational meteorology and in my career I have been involved in forecasting for everything from bananas to jumbo jets.I joined the Met Office 1974 as an observer at Glasgow Airport. After training as a forecaster, I worked as an Operational aviation forecaster at various defence sites and airports. In 1982, I moved to Glasgow Weather Centre as a forecaster and STV broadcaster till 1988. He then took up a post as Senior Forecaster London Weather Centre, then Senior Forecaster ITV where I qualified as a trainer in presentation techniques for the ITV Association. After being diagnosed with MS, he moved into management and became Head of London Weather Centre in 1997 followed by a period of front-line management for Southern England and Europe covering London and Cardiff Weather Centres and the Met Offices on defence stations from Akrotiri in Cyprus to St Mawgan in Cornwall. He took up the post of Met Office Chief Advisor for Scotland & Northern Ireland in March 2008 and moved to Edinburgh. I retired in September 2014. My one claim to fame is once performed a comedy sketch on TV with Manuel (Andrew Sachs) from Fawlty Towers in support of Comic Relief.

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