Archibald thinks meteorologists being banned from talking climate change with the media isn’t surprising because there are better suited experts that can talk about the subject but she’s more concerned with Environment Canada’s data.
“The climate records for Canada are in disarray,” explains Archibald. “I just finished a big project for one of my clients and you can’t go back more than 15 years in most cases before the climate record is disjointed or there’s missing data or the data is reported on the wrong day.”
Archibald says the problems have been happening for years and the Harper government seems more concerned with keeping these professionals from talking than they are with fixing issues in the agency.“
That’s where, as a meteorologists and a former public sector meteorologist, that’s where the problem is,” explains Archibald. “They’re more interested in these reports but the stuff going into them is often faulty, like the climate data.”