For years, Mr. Pann has been using his status as a WBAL meteorologist and holder of the American Meteorological Society's Seal of Approval to perpetuate falsehoods about climate change. In 2009, Mr. Pann wrote, "There has [sic] been many stories to support that ice is actually increasing at the poles." That same year, the American Geophysical Union confirmed dramatic ice loss in both the Arctic and the Antarctic — a trend that has continued. Also in 2009, Mr. Pann said, "The planet stopped warming in 1998 and has shown distinct cooling this decade." Temperature records from NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the UK Meteorology Office all confirm that 2000-2009 was the warmest decade on record. Mr. Pann has alleged that scientists "cooked the books" to show warming, a conspiracy theory stemming from the so-called "Climategate" controversy that has been thoroughly debunked by the National Science Foundation and all other organizations that have investigated the matter.