Climate change sceptics are everywhere and as part of Obama's new incentive to cut the emissions from power plants he is trying to persuade Americans that action is needed. Many television meteorologists in America don't support the view that climate change is man-made or even that it exists- perhaps because they look at short-term weather patterns missing the long term climate effects. This is a concern since 62% of Americans believe in TV meteorologists more than climate scientists when it comes to the climate change issue. Obama is therefore meeting with some of the top TV meteorologists to discuss this matter hopefully to persuade them to do some reading.
Some 89% of Americans rely on local television for their weather news, according to a 2012 report from the Pew research centre. The same report said 62% of Americans trust television weather reporters on climate change far more than they do climate scientists. The problem is, however, that there is a strong current of climate scepticism among weather forecasters. Some of the most prominent television meteorologists deny a human cause in climate change – or insist there is no evidence of climate change.