Monday, November 12, 2007

The Weather Channel creator John Coleman: "Global warming 'greatest scam in history' "

[November 11, 2007 -- I was privileged to work with John Coleman, the founder of The Weather Channel in the year before it became a reality and then for the first of the 6 years I was fortunate to be the Director of Meteorology. No one worked harder than John to make The Weather Channel a reality and to make sure the staffing, the information and technology was the very best possible at that time. John currently works with KUSI in San Diego. He posts regularly. I am very pleased to present his latest insightful post. -- Joe D’Aleo, Icecap, CCM]

By John Coleman (and read on the Glenn Beck radio show)

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.

Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmentally conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minute documentary segment.

I do not oppose environmentalism. I do not oppose the political positions of either party. However, Global Warming, i.e. Climate Change, is not about environmentalism or politics. It is not a religion. It is not something you “believe in.” It is science; the science of meteorology. This is my field of life-long expertise. And I am telling you Global Warming is a non-event, a manufactured crisis and a total scam. I say this knowing you probably won’t believe a me, a mere TV weatherman, challenging a Nobel Prize, Academy Award and Emmy Award winning former Vice President of United States. So be it.

I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.

In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious. As the temperature rises, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super storm pattern all fail to occur as predicted everyone will come to realize we have been duped. The sky is not falling. And, natural cycles and drifts in climate are as much if not more responsible for any climate changes underway. I strongly believe that the next twenty years are equally as likely to see a cooling trend as they are to see a warming trend.


Anonymous said...

The reality of global warming has been established well beyond any reasonable dispute by the scientific community. Aren't you embarrassed to spread lies at some point? It will affect you as well, you moron.

Anonymous said...

Why is everyone so closed minded on this subject? Apparently it is not stone cold fact if not every scientist is "on the bandwagon". Shouldn't we consider all the data?

Anonymous said...

Dignan states that "The reality of global warming has been established well beyond any reasonable dispute by the scientific community."

Well, yeah ... except for all those scientists and academics (like Coleman, Shaviv, McIntyre, Soon, Baliunas,McLean, and a host of others) who are also in the "community" that don't agree with the established wisdom.

You need to do some reading my friend.

Jason Hayes (

Anonymous said...

Is the current global warming trend real? Yes. Is it part of a natural cycle? Probably. Is human activity exacerbating it? Possibly. Should we be conserving energy and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels? Absolutely, for myriad sound economic, environmental, political, and geophysical reasons in addition to global warming.

As we learned from the nature-nurture debates regarding human development, both sides in the current debate over climate change are likely to hold part of the truth. Can we afford to take the risk of pursuing a gluttonous, wasteful "business as usual life," or should we be responsible stewards of Creation?