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Weather Channel says manmade climate change a factor in dispute with DirecTV

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 6:07am MST
In its fight to stay on the air on DirecTV, The Weather Channel has said that the need to push the global warming theory is a driving factor.

In its fight to stay on the air on DirecTV, The Weather Channel has said that the need to push the global warming theory is a driving factor.

Tuesday morning 20 million subscribers to DirecTV found The Weather Channel missing from their viewing options. The weather network has cited its need to sound the manmade climate change alarm as one of the reasons it needs to be available to the satellite provider’s subscribers.

Some have said that global warming and manmade climate change will bring an increase in “extreme weather” events.

David Kenny, chairman and CEO of The Weather Company, said in a statement today, “This reckless move by DIRECTV will have an impact on our role as part of the national safety and preparedness fabric of our country at a time when the volatility and frequency of weather events seems to be increasing.”

While not overtly mentioning climate change, the implication is there.

Read more about how TWC plans to spread the word about manmade climate change on Examiner.com

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