There’s been talk about doing more, Ward said, but funding is tight. “I honestly find it strange that there are not more face-to-face opportunities given that many people talk-up the need to better inform TV meteorologist on climate issues,” he said.

Perhaps it’s time to start focusing on the meteorologists who want that education rather than the ones who don’t.


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