Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Founder of the Weather Channel: Global Alarmism

My wife sent this to me in an email, knowing my personal take on the legitimacy of "global warming."

Interesting.... the FOUNDER of the Weather Channel.... :)

John Coleman wants to sue Al Gore for fraud. Coleman, who founded the Weather Channel in 1982, thinks taking legal action against Al Gore would be a great "vehicle to finally put some light on the fraud of global warming." Coleman rejects the notion that people must take drastic actions to reduce their energy use.

Speaking at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change on Monday, Coleman sharply chastised those who further global warming alarmism. Coleman believes that the station he founded has been captured by alarmists, such as the Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen, who has advocated revoking the license of meteorologists that believe global warming can be explained by cyclical weather patterns and not human activity.

The majority of the scientific community seems to agree that humans are contributing to climate change. Do you think there's any merit to raising concerns about global alarmism? Would a lawsuit against Al Gore help the public determine fact from fiction?

The majority of the scientific community also used to believe that the earth was flat, that the sun revolved around the earth, and that heat was a liquid substance released by fire. I put as much faith in the "scientific majority" as I do in the hope that my dog will one day speak to me like Scooby-Doo.

As an aside, I once was told by someone that a better title for Al Gore's "documentary" would have been The Truth is Inconvenient.

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