As a meteorologist with a very large social media footprint, I can tell you that mentioning the word “climate” will bring out much weeping and gnashing of teeth. Any post with the word evokes hate, anger, and rage, and the comment section becomes a place of keyboard brawls and toxicity. And, in some cases, weapons grade ignorance.

This is sad since climate, like weather, is an important and very interesting topic. I have been criticized (and attacked) because I don’t mention it enough, but my core role in life is to mitigate loss of life during tornadoes and severe thunderstorms…

James Spann

AMS certified meteorologist in the media. Host of WeatherBrains.

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