Colleagues raised concerns about meteorologist Mish Michaels’s views on vaccines and climate change. Globe Staff/File 2005
By David Abel
They observe changes in the atmosphere like astronomers study the
stars, analyzing everything from air pressure to water vapor and poring
over computer models to arrive at a forecast.
But for all their scrutiny of weather data, many meteorologists part ways with their colleagues —
climate scientists who study longer atmospheric trends — in one crucial
respect: whether human activity is causing climate change.
Meteorologists are more skeptical than climate scientists, and that
division was underscored by the recent departure of Mish Michaels from
Michaels, a former meteorologist at WBZ-TV, lost her job as a
science reporter at WGBH’s show “Greater Boston” last week after
colleagues raised concerns about her views on vaccines and climate
change. She had previously questioned the safety of vaccines and the
evidence that human activity was causing global warming, both widely
held views in the scientific community....https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/02/13/why-weather-forecasters-question-climate-science/h93iEPs3YSwxPLJ58gWCxJ/story.html