If you were making a list of the least offensive channels on cable or websites, you'd probably think The Weather Channel would be on the list. Friendly voices giving us the day's forecast, what could be more innocuous? Well, apparently those friendly faces on camera are not the whole story. It seems The Weather Channel also harbors some hardcore PC warriors who are intent on pushing the whole Al Gore Global Warming scare story. One of them used her Weather Channel blog to issue a thinly disguised threat that meteorologists who didn't swallow the Al Gore line should not be allowed on the air. See http://climate.weather.com/blog/9_11592.html#readcomments Her crude threats drew a tsunami of angry responses, forcing her to back off slightly. Among the responses were numerous posts from senior scientists who pointed out the flaws in her simple-minded acceptance of a highly politicized scientific theory. One of the Left's time-honored tactics is to rule issues off-limits for further debate. That is the whole basis of the political correctness terror. They know their positions cannot stand up to reasoned debate or that they are highly unpopular, so they declare them off limits. To even discuss them is racist, homophobic, mean-spirited, hurtful, nativist, anti-woman, etc. Now they are attempting to stifle debate on this important issue of what if any effect mankind has on global climate. One tactic is to label skeptics as "deniers", clearly trying to link them with Holocaust deniers. The problem is the Holocaust is an objective historical fact. Greenhouse gasses causing climate change is not. It is at best a theory, one that many scientists accept, but one that they cannot scientifically prove. If they could prove it or if they had reliable, robust models to explain it, they wouldn't need to try to stifle debate. What is all too obvious is that many scientists have signed on to this movement for career reasons or because they are hardcore environmentalists and see it as the best way to achieve what they view as desirable policy changes. Then they trot out absurdities like the "consensus view" of scientists agrees with them. Science is not decided by consensus but by the scientific method, which requires proof. Consensus is a political term, and those using it are admitting that their argument is political, not scientific. It seems our hyper-polarized politics spoils everything it touches. Add The Weather Channel to that list.