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Activists launch petition targeting WBAL, Tony Pann

In December we

about comments made by WBAL-TV meteorologist Tony Pann on social media depicting climate science as a scam. Among his comments:

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The exchange also included WMAR weatherman Mike Masco, who called global warming "the biggest scam in modern time." The whole dust up was reported in

and

. Now, a group called Forecast the Facts has teamed up with Maryland-based Chesapeake Climate Action Network to launch a

, asking WBAL to "publicly correct the false claims about climate change made by WBAL meteorologist Tony Pann and ensure that all WBAL staff report the scientific facts of human-caused climate change and its impact on the weather system." For what it's worth (a lot, hopefully), a recent

found 97 percent consensus among "over 12,000 peer-reviewed climate science papers" about human-caused global warming.

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