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Weather Channel Strikes Back at Breitbart

The Weather Channel fired back at Breitbart News after they conservative news website blasted them and claimed that climate change is a hoax.

The Hill reports:

In a Tuesday video post, the Weather Channel’s Kait Parker slammed Breitbart for cherry-picking information about global temperature changes.

“They used a completely unrelated video about La Niña, with my face in it, to attempt to back their point,” said Parker, who also works for ABC News.

She warned Breitbart News through her personal Twitter account to cease and desist.

The Weather Channel also wrote a point-by-point retort directed at Breitbart, including:

CLAIM: “Global land temperatures have plummeted by one degree Celsius since the middle of this year – the biggest and steepest fall on record.”

TRUTH: This number comes from one satellite-based estimate of temperatures above land areas in the lower atmosphere. Data from the other two groups that regularly publish satellite-based temperature estimates show smaller drops, more typical of the decline one would expect after a strong El Niño event.

Temperatures over land give an incomplete picture of global-scale temperature. Most of the planet – about 70 percent – is covered by water, and the land surface warms and cools more quickly than the ocean. Land-plus-ocean data from the other two satellite groups, released after the Breitbart article, show that Earth’s lower atmosphere actually set a record high in November 2016.

Photo credit: The Weather Channel / Screenshot.

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