Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Weather Channel Founder Blasts Network; Claims It Is 'Telling Us What to Think'

The Weather Channel has lost its way, according to John Coleman, who founded the channel in 1982.

Coleman told an audience at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change on March 3 in New York that he is highly critical of global warming alarmism.

“The Weather Channel had great promise, and that’s all gone now because they’ve made every mistake in the book on what they’ve done and how they’ve done it and it’s very sad,” Coleman said. “It’s now for sale and there’s a new owner of The Weather Channel will be announced – several billion dollars having changed hands in the near future. Let’s hope the new owners can recapture the vision and stop reporting the traffic, telling us what to think and start giving us useful weather information.”

The Weather Channel has been an outlet for global warming alarmism. In December 2006, The Weather Channel’s Heidi Cullen argued on her blog that weathercasters who had doubts about human influence on global warming should be punished with decertification by the American Meteorological Society.

Coleman also told the audience his strategy for exposing what he called “the fraud of global warming.” He advocated suing those who sell carbon credits, which would force global warming alarmists to give a more honest account of the policies they propose.

“[I] have a feeling this is the opening,” Coleman said. “If the lawyers will take the case – sue the people who sell carbon credits. That includes Al Gore. That lawsuit would get so much publicity, so much media attention. And as the experts went to the witness stand and testified, I feel like that could become the vehicle to finally put some light on the fraud of global warming.”

Earlier at the conference Lord Christopher Monckton, a policy adviser to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, told an audience that the science will eventually prevail and the “scare” of global warming will go away. He also said the courts were a good avenue to show the science.


and mandatory disclaimer: I'm not saying "Global Warming isn't real" I'm saying I don't trust an agenda pushed by a politician and am urging people to look at both sides of the story. If you wanna be objective, or are you one of those people that think they're objective because they're right? ;p Any documentary can make you believe anything. (see the horrible example Dark side of the Moon ;p).
There's no denying that companies need to reduce their pollution fast and there should be more nature friendly cars, what's taking the companies so long to even react? And what about all the free or more durable energy suppresion? I'm just caucious about an agenda being pushed here with selective data.

see this post: Climate Skeptics Roast Gore On Global Warming

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