Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Meteorologist Apologizes to Mann

Tom Russell, meteorologist for WHP CBS 21, apologized Wednesday after he tweeted a comment about Penn State Climatologist Michael Mann which apparently upset some residents of the twitterverse.

Russell tweeted “Oh no, Mann and his fabrications are safe!” after Twitter user Joe Stepansky quoted incoming Penn State President Eric Barron as saying “human-induced climate change is underway.”

Stepansky and other Twitter users took exception to Russell's comment, who later issued – via Twitter – an apology to Mann.

In a separate tweet, Russell said "My intention wasn’t to question his credibility, only to express that there is a range of opinions on this topic. "

Mann accepted Russell's apology, thus ending the short-lived discussion.

via The Patriot News

1 comment:

Dan Satterfield said...

Tom Russel has a degree in communications not in meteorology. He is not a meteorologist. There are a lot of these folks working in tv who have had a correspondence course in meteorology and call themselves meteorologists. Many of them say some really dumb things about climate science.