Weather Channel Takes a Stand

This post is by Sheryl Canter, an Online Writer and Editorial Manager at Environmental Defense.

In Sunday’s New York Times, there was an editorial by Thomas Friedman that (among other things) talked about how the role of the Weather Channel has evolved over time. Weather used to be about "acts of God" – nobody’s fault. But more and more lately we are wondering if extreme weather events are acts of man, not God – our fault. And so, Friedman says, the Weather Channel, formerly a politics-free zone, is "slowly morphing into the news channel."

Towards this end, the Weather Channel has recently launched a new Web site called Forecast Earth. It’s a great resource.

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  1. frostybeard2
    Posted October 31, 2007 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Actually the Forecast Earth site by The Weather Channel is pretty robust, I think you linked to some old gateway page. Try

  2. Posted October 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for pointing that out! Someone sent me that other link – not sure where it came from. I’ll change the link.