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Weather Channel slams climate deniers Breitbart

Don’t try to tell the meteorologists at The Weather Channel that there is no such thing as global warming. The 24-hour channel devoted to the weather and climate recently called out Breitbart News, the uber-conservative website that gives voice to alt-right concerns, as blatant climate deniers.

Breitbart had published a story, “Global Temperatures Plunge. Icy Silence from Climate Alarmists.” The story talks about the global temperature “plummeting” by one degree Celsius and that those who claimed to be alarmed by climate change (which is nearly all of the scientific community) were staying silent about it.

What could normally be dismissed as conspiracy theorists, especially since many reports on Breitbart are refuted by the science community, was latched onto by The Weather Channel since Breitbart ran a video from the station talking about La Nina having an effect on the weather in New England. This raised the ire of the reporter featured in that video, Kait Parker.

Parker decided it was time to speak out and refute the Breitbart story, and her response is a near line-by-line denouncement of it. In a story on Gizmodo, they quoted Parker from her very pointed video rant, “A Message to Breitbart from Weather.com.”

“Last week, Breitbart-dot-com published a story claiming global warming is nothing but a scare, and global temperatures were actually falling,” Parker says in her new video retort. “The problem is, they used a completely unrelated video about La Niña with my face in it to attempt to back their point.”

Call it a burn or an epic zinger, but The Weather Channel wins this round with a knockout.

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