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I probably talked about a warming climate more often than other Buffalo TV weathercasters over the years. Yet I still see requests - even occasional outright demands - from advocacy groups that we all need to do it more often. After all, no one can say the topic is unimportant. The basic problem: No one can say the topic is anything but very complex, with elements of unce…

Both the Farmers' Almanac and the Old Farmer’s Almanac — two separate publications — are silly on weather. Both issue essentially worthless detailed forecasts for a year out based on either nothing at all or junk science. Some people take them seriously, but most don’t because they know better. Or, if they don’t, they SHOULD know better. There actually have bee…

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I confess I had difficulty grasping why climate scientists and climate modelers were so confident humankind was the main (not the only) contributor to the global warming that has been occurring for decades. My difficulty, frankly, was due to a degree of ignorance as to how these scientists had reached such a strong consensus. It took some time and some research, but now …

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Here’s a line I never thought I’d write until I first heard of the possibility a few months ago: Former Channel 4 meteorologist Don Paul is coming to The Buffalo News. Paul announced Thursday on Facebook that he will be bringing his meteorological talents to BuffaloNews.com as a contributing writer of articles on weather, climate and related sciences. “For me, this…

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The long goodbye of Channel 4 meteorologist Don Paul ended Wednesday night with tears. But they weren’t from Paul, who said he was too busy all day to get teary-eyed before adding “and that’s a good thing.” He also appeared to be a little distracted by all the commotion, noting during his final forecast that there was some commotion in the hallways as his friends…