As of 8:30am CDT Saturday, The Weather Channel is reporting that 32 people died in yesterday’s tornadoes. When tornadoes are on the ground moving literally mile a minute, you want to get updates posted quickly so people can base timely, accurate decisions on it.
I subscribe to a number of Twitter feeds pertaining to climate science, both in the pro-GW and pro-skepticism camps. Given the well-publicized nature of the major tornado outbreak yesterday, I noted that most all of the meteorology and climate Twitter feeds were either silent or focusing on the hazardous weather. That was good, because I didn’t want to have to be distracted or slowed by superfluous tweets.
So, as I was rushing to review the Twitter stream for a blog update at 2:34pm yesterday, I was shocked to see a certain Tweet. I did a screen capture and went on. One of these was not like the others.
Dozens and dozens and dozens of tweets with lifesaving information and here is Grist and the Climate Desk attacking the Kochs and Fracking. Are these organizations so blinded that they don’t realize when their message is completely inappropriate?!
I’ve been holding several stories involving the TSA and other issues this week because I didn’t want to take the focus off of the critical weather situation..nearly 50 killed in tornadoes in the U.S. in two outbreaks this week. Now that the tornado outbreak is about over, I want to let Climate Desk know that you have been “Unfollowed” (I never followed Grist) over this.
Climategate 1 and 2, Fakegate, Hide the Decline; someone should let the pro-global warming people know they are often their own worst enemies.