Anthony Watts

Anthony Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute. Watts has been in the weather business both in front of, and behind the camera as an on-air television meteorologist since 1978, and currently does daily radio forecasts. He has created weather graphics presentation systems for television, specialized weather instrumentation, as well as co-authored peer-reviewed papers on climate issues. He operates the most viewed website in the world on climate, the award-winning website wattsupwiththat.com.
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New Report Teaches the Media the Difference Between Weather and Climate

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Thanks, Epoch Times, For Reporting on a Study Saying the Climate Crisis Is ‘Not Evident Yet’

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CNN Falsely Claims Airline Turbulence Will Increase due to Climate Change

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No, USA Today, Heat Waves Are Not the “Top Weather-Related Killer”

A story in the September 12 edition of USA Today, titled “California becomes first US state to begin ranking extreme heat wave events,” erroneously claimed that excessive heat is the top weather-related killer in...

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The New Haven Independent Promotes Climate Misinformation

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