Saturday, November 22, 2008

Weather Channel's Forecast Earth axed!

We all know that NBC is a beehive full of liberal, green bumbles. MSNBC has been coloring its logo green in recently, and NBC's Weather Channel has long been a vocal believer in manmade climate change, from Dr. Heidi Cullen's "Climate Code" to the most recent "Forecast Earth." And all this over the fervid protests of the Weather Channel's founder, John Coleman, who is a huge global warming skeptic and detractor.

Funny thing happened. Global warming went poof! Economy went poof! Alarmism must now go poof! The Weather Channel nixes "Forecast Earth" and most of its staff, possibly even Natalie Allen and Heidi Cullen too.

This is just too delicious. Looks like some folks didn't salvage their reputations quickly enough. Bring on the cold.

NBC Fires Weather Channel Environmental Unit - Capital Weather Gang:

NBC Universal made the first of potentially several rounds of staffing cuts at The Weather Channel (TWC) on Wednesday, axing the entire staff of the "Forecast Earth" environmental program during the middle of NBC's "Green Week," as well as several on-camera meteorologists. The layoffs totaled about 10 percent of the workforce, and are among the first major changes made since NBC completed its purchase of the venerable weather network in September.


The timing of the Forecast Earth cancellation was ironic, since it came in the middle of NBC's "Green Week," during which the network has been touting its environmental coverage across all of its platforms. Forecast Earth normally aired on weekends, but its presumed last episode was shown on a weekday due to the environmentally-oriented week.

Forecast Earth was hosted by former CNN anchor Natalie Allen, with contributions from climate expert Heidi Cullen. It was the sole program on TWC that focused on global climate change, which raises the question of whether the station will still report on the subject. Cullen's future role at the network is not known.

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