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This community was started by some Weather Channel fans a few years ago who wanted to see a TWC-related community that wasn't just only about the personalities, but also with strong focus on the science of weather and climate, and included serious articles, real debates, weather and climate news, political implications, new discoveries and methods, etc. cieldumort moderates the community, but is generally pretty much hands-off as long as the posts are relatively on topic and the discourse is civil. Ciel is glad you stopped by and invites you to join, watch, contribute, lurk, smirk, whatever... but most of all, enjoy the community! :)
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12/16/06 Clarification of community interests: In December 2005 TWC updated their official Position Statement on Global Warming, taking a fair and pragmatic look at the timely and very weather-related subject. While still a "hot-button" topic, subject to accusations of political agenda and bias, the question as to whether or not global warming is in fact occurring is really no longer debatable. It has been this moderator's observation that The Weather Channel, taking an "all things weather" approach to its modern format, has become an exceptional source of following objective science on the subject, and that many, if not nearly all of TWC_A's Members find the issue of Global Warming of at least moderate importance. twc_aficionados will also welcome just about all kinds of Global Warming discussions, provided they are posted and discussed with all due consideration of one another, and are related to factual, and much preferably sourced, peer-reviewed material. While whether or not Anthropogenic Global Warming is occurring is scarcely in question now, looking forward, the results of this warming trend are not yet certain, but should be of extreme importance to all of us who care about the planet in which we live and will leave behind for our children, their children, and all other species to inhabit the earth.
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