Sunday, March 01, 2009

Global Warming: Weather Channel Founder Thinks Global Warming a Hoax

I am not sure that global warming is a complete hoax, but I think that man-made global warming is highly suspect. And i agree that much of the catastrophic hype is just Chicken Little shouting that the sky is falling. And I think that any time one side says "the debate is over", I get just a little (OK a lot) skeptical about the intellectual honesty of that person and the truthfulness of their view.

They may even be right, but it seems that a discussion should take place, particularly on controversial issues. Plus, in addition to it being based on bad science, I think any studies to the contrary are being largely ignored by the MSM.

The founder of the Weather Channel is ridiculing Al Gore over his calls for
action on global climate change, saying in a column that global warming is a
"hoax" and "bad science."

John Coleman, now a weatherman at San Diego's KUSI, wrote on
his station's Web site Wednesday that Gore refuses to acknowledge the faulty
research on which the idea of global warming is based.

Coleman's lengthy scolding came as the former vice president and Nobel
Peace Prize winner addressed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and urged
lawmakers to pass a bill that would put caps on heat-trapping gases and take the
lead on a global climate treaty.

Coleman wrote that the Environmental Protection Agency is "on the
verge" of naming CO2 (carbon dioxide) as a pollutant, and that seemingly
all of Washington is on board with such CO2 silliness."

"I am totally convinced there is no scientific basis for any of it,"
Coleman wrote, describing the decades-old theory that increasing the amount of
carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere leads to global warming.

"Global Warming. It is the hoax. It is bad science. It is a high
jacking of public policy. It is no joke. It is the greatest scam in history,"
Coleman wrote.

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