Taking aim at Al Gore and other “climate change” activists, the founder of the Weather Channel says the campaign to promote the theory of man-made global warming is “the greatest scam in history.”
John Coleman, now a meteorologist for San Diego TV station KUSI, calls it a “manufactured crisis” by “dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives” who have “manipulated long-term scientific data to create an illusion of rapid global warming.”
Coleman, writing on the website of the International Climate and Environmental Change Assessment Project, alludes to Gore’s award-winning campaign featuring his documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
“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,” writes Coleman. “So be it.”
Coleman says he has studied the scientific data and arguments on the issue and conferred with numerous scientists.
“I know I am correct,” he asserts. “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.
Coleman believes scientists with political motives have been joined by extremist environmentalists “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,” he says. “Soon they claimed to be a consensus.”
Then, writes Coleman, “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, Coleman says, “their ridiculous, manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue” for the Democratic party, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, school teachers and television networks such as CNN, CBS, NBC and “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, Coleman writes, referring to John Stossel’s piece on the network’s news program “20/20.”
Coleman points out meteorology, his field of life-long expertise, is science, not a religion or something “you believe in.”
“In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious,” he says.
As the predicted temperature-increases, polar ice cap melting, coastal flooding and super-storm patterns all fail to occur, he says, we “will come to realize we have been duped.”
“The sky is not falling,” contends Coleman. “And, natural cycles and drifts in climate are as much if not more responsible for any climate changes under way. I strongly believe that the next 20 years are equally as likely to see a cooling trend as they are to see a warming trend.”