Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming ‘Greatest Scam in History’

United States
April 3, 2009 2:32pm CST
COMMENTS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING By John Coleman jcoleman@kusi.com 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 back in the late 1990's to create an allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental wacko 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 extremist, 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 ridicules 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 environmental conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minutes 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 nonevent, a manufactured crisis and a total scam. I say this knowing you probably won't believe 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 suspect you might like to say to me, "John, look the research that supports the case for global warming was done by research scientists; people with PH D's in Meteorology. They are employed by major universities and important research institutions. Their work has been reviewed by other scientists with PH D's. They have to know a lot more about it than you do. Come on, John, get with it. The experts say our pollution has created an strong and increasing greenhouse effect and a rapid, out of control global warming is underway that will sky rocket temperatures, destroy agriculture, melt the ice caps, flood the coastlines and end life as we know it. How can you dissent from this crisis? You must be a bit nutty. Allow me, please, to explain how I think this all came about. Our universities have become somewhat isolated from the rest of us. There is a culture and attitudes and values and pressures on campus that are very different. I know this group well. My father and my older brother were both PHD-University types. I was raised in the university culture. Any person who spends a decade at a university obtaining a PHD in Meteorology and become a research scientist, more likely than not, becomes a part of that single minded culture. They all look askance at the rest of us, certain of their superiority. They respect government and disrespect business, particularly big business. They are environmentalists above all else. And, there is something else. These scientists know that if they do research and results are in no way alarming, their research will gather dust on the shelf and their research careers will languish. But if they do research that sounds alarms, they will become well known and respected and receive scholarly awards and, very importantly, more research dollars will come flooding their way. So when these researchers did climate change studies in the late 90's they were eager to produce findings that would be important and be widely noticed and trigger more research funding. It was easy for them to manipulate the data to come up with the results they wanted to make headlines and at the same time drive their environmental agendas. Then their like minded PHD colleagues reviewed their work and hastened to endorse it without question. There were a few who didn't fit the mold. They did ask questions and raised objections. They did research with contradictory results. The environmental elitists berated them brushed their studies aside. I have learned since the Ice Age is coming scare in the 1970's to always be a skeptic about research. In the case of global warming, I didn't accept media accounts. Instead I read dozens of the scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct when I assure you there is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. It is all a scam, the result of bad science. I am not alone in this assessment. There are hundreds of other meteorologists, many of them PH D's, who are as certain as I am that this global warming frenzy is based on bad science and is not valid. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismal 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.
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@hotsummer (10077)
• Philippines
5 Apr 09
but it seems that this global warming is true. it is backed up with facts and events like the rapid melting of the glaciers on the alaska and other artic areas. and so i tend to believe that there is such a phenomenon. but i have been hearing that even though without the intervention of man in nature through the modern inventions and machineries that this global warming is just natural process or phase that the earth goes through every once in something, maybe every century. but they are saying that man has nothing to do with global warming and nothing we can do to prevent this to happen. i just don't know though which is true. whatever is the truth i just hope there won't be any global warming either caused by man or by nature itself.
@jwfarrimond (4475)
4 Apr 09
Well, there's no doubt that the climate is warming up. Glaciers, which are very sensitive to temprature change, have been retreating worldwide for at least the last 70 years. That can't be disputed. However, the changes are well within normal historical ranges, and in fact it was warmer at some periods in the past than it is now according to several studies of past climate. For example, during the Roman period it was warm enough to grow grapes in Yorkshire, Northern England, where it is certainly not possible now. In our present climate Yorkshire is to cold for that. So the climate is certainly getting warmer, but having said that, I agree with John Coleman in that the issue has been hijacked by politicians in order to put through new "green" taxes and regulations which are only designed to exract yet more tax money from the long suffering taxpayers.
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
Good day.. So the hole in the ozone later that was reported more than a decade ago was also a scam? Can we call on those environmentalist who were concerned enough to do research and report it a radical and just plain environmental fanatics? I am into medical science and I know about biology, physiology and disease processes however I am not a meteorologist so I wouldn't pretend that I know facts as well as they do but as a layman on climate change I base my views and conclusion on observation and common sense. He says that he has phd and is a meteorologist and expert on weather. What I read and learned so far from this is nothing factual just character assassination. Where are his facts? Like can he show data that the green house gases are on the same level compared to 3 or 4 decades ago? Are the ice caps still thick and wide as before? Does Global temperature the same as before? I agree that both ends of the argument who believes or not that climate change is occurring will gain something whether in monetary form or limelight but I do believe that most people on earth would benefit on the believing side. Businessmen aren't concern about the environment just their pockets., at least an environmentalist earns or gains as they protect the environment which in the end would benefit as all. I think caring a little for our only planet by sacrificing something for her is worth every ounce of it. This is the only home we have and by all means we should conserve her.
@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
Actually I already heard about this 2 years ago. And I read that the issue about Global Warming is just being used by the powerful countries to manipulate the rapid growth of developing countries that might threaten their existence. I think this speculation is somehow true. Happy MyLotting!
@Kenorv (344)
• United States
4 Apr 09
I think that John McCain said it best. Whether or not global warming is real, it doesn't do any harm to create environmentally friendly energy sources. The only people that would be hurt by a change in energy policies would be big oil, unless they got into the alternative energy business themselves. So it really doesn't matter who's right and who's wrong about this issue. Developing alternative energy sources won't hurt anything. The sky doesn't have to be falling or the ice caps don't have to be melting for it to be practical to have cleaner energy sources.
@Zo0mZo0m (1359)
• United States
3 Apr 09
Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming ‘Greatest Scam in History’. I certainly do believe this entire article. I believe it's a scam to scare and control people. Also to make money off of people's vulnerability. It's so said that our government LIES to us continually. I also believe that the so called 'recession' is a a major scam. We all need to wake up!
@rashmie (948)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Apr 09
I don't see global warming as a scam. It is a catastrophy that all of us helped to generate. In the industrial cut-throat competition we forget that there is also an atmosphere. When everyone is responsible then, you can not say that to be a scam. If the policy of mitigation and adaptation is not being followed strictly then you may say it to be a scam. The George Bush administation was not responsible for global warming, however, they done something blunder by not ratifying the Kyoto Protocol. Then there is the issue of China and India.
@valpopa (155)
• Italy
3 Apr 09
Ok...so let's say I believe this. What will happen to all the money being spent on preventing global warming and especially what explanation will politicians have if the public finds out it was a scam from the very beninning. Unbelievable....and last but not least. Al Gore will have to apologize to the entire world for winning the nobel prize for the best power point presentation and guess on what topic...Global warming Wooowowoww