Q. Were you always a skeptic? If not, how did you become a skeptic?
A. | A short time ago, I was a big time alarmist. Looking back, I feel I was a fool for even believing in the hysteria for one minute. Five years ago, my fifth grade science teacher told me that the seas would rise so much, that in 20 years from then (2033), the Appalachian Mountains would be the new beaches and that the Eastern seaboard would be underwater. 25% of those years have now passed and the data shows that sea level has actually been falling along the East Coast. Now, she didn’t give the slightest hint that this was due to “global warming,” but as I got older, I started to realize that what she said pertained to the hysteria. Another thing that pushed me in even further into believing Al Gore’s nonsense was the back-to-back mild winters we had in the D.C. area during 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. I was so sure at the time, that the mild winters were due to “global warming,” as I hadn’t done much reading into the topic at the time. I had gotten used to the cold and snowy winters prior to the winter of 2015-2016 – 2009-10, 2010-11, 2013-14, and 2014-15 were all etched in my head as memories of blizzards and cold weather, which I love. All of this changed during January 2017 as I looked more into the debate. I decided to do my own research and I have now come to the conclusion that my previous thoughts about climate change were falsified. I am now a lifelong skeptic.
Q. Did you always want to be a meteorologist?
A. | Yes and no. When I was little, probably ages 5-10, I had a fascination with the weather, especially hurricanes and tornadoes. I had also considered becoming an engineer or architect, but I have now found that I had it right the first time, the “WeatherGuy.”