Letters From the West

CNN anchor has novel climate change idea

Fox News may think Germany gets more sun then we do but one CNN anchor suggested that global warming might be attracting meteors out in space.

CNN anchor Deb Feyerick was just finishing a segment about the possible connection between the big snowstorm on the East Coast Saturday and doing a segue to the next report on the meteor that will barely Earth Friday.

“We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and talk about something else that’s falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid,” Feyerick said. “What’s coming our way? Is this the effect of, perhaps, global warming? Or is this just some meteoric occasion?”
“Except its all science,” Nye interjected in an apparent effort to save the seemingly clueless Feyerick. “The word meteorology and the word meteor come from the same root.”

She may have been just trying to be amusing but now the joke is on her.

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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America and co-producer of the movie Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone, which was inspired by the book and broadcast on A&E Network. He also co-authored the Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho and the Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho with Ken Retallic. He also was on the Statesman’s team that covered the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news in 2007. The National Wildlife Federation awarded him its Conservation Achievement Award.

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