Monday, June 18, 2007

Meteorologists Add Climate Change to Their Forecasts

In addition to the weekly newsletter, Earth Gauge collaborates with the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) to provide online environmental science courses for meteorologists and the general public. The groups are working at an institutional level to modify meteorologists’ jobs to include more environmental perspective and coverage.

This story was produced by Eye on Earth, a joint project of the Worldwatch Institute and the blue moon fund. View the complete archive of Eye on Earth stories, or contact Staff Writer Alana Herro at aherro [AT] worldwatch [DOT] org with your questions, comments, and story ideas.
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As the U.S. wakes up to the realities of climate change, global warming has made that most ordinary of conversation topics—the weather—a hot topic. And increasingly, meteorologists across the country are incorporating tips on how to tackle climate change and other environmental challenges into their local forecasts, thanks to a new program from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), a Washington, D.C-based group that works to provide objective environmental information to the American public.

What's the forecast? Some meteorologists now include environmental tips along with weather predictions.
Photo by Peter Aloisio
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