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The Co-Founder of the Weather Channel Just Came Out as a Climate Denier

John Coleman is a meteorologist and co-founder of the Weather Channel. He has also just outed himself as a climate change denier.

Appearing on Megyn Kelly’s Fox show this week, he said he laughs out loud at Al Gore and all those who think climate change is real.

He also penned an open letter to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) refuting climate change findings as valid science and proposing some finding of his own.

“The ocean is not rising significantly. The polar ice is increasing, not melting away,” he said. “Polar Bears are increasing in number. Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing). I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.”

He also said the weather patterns in the last 18 years disprove climate change.

“There is no significant man-made global warming at this time, there has been none in the past and there is no reason to fear any in the future,” Coleman continued. “Efforts to prove the theory that carbon dioxide is a significant greenhouse gas and pollutant causing significant warming or weather effects have failed.”

The meteorologist’s finding are in stark contrast to the three-year study conducted by the Obama White House, which warned the impact of climate change would soon be felt nationwide.

According to the White House study, 2012 was the warmest year on record in the US and in the lowest 48, 7 out of 10 of the warmest years on record have been since 1998.

Of course, as he told Kelly, the White House findings are all just hype sensationalized by the liberal media and politicians, who advocate climate change “ever since Al Gore made it a plank of the Democratic Party.”

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  • Guest

    Is the founder of The Weather Channel as scientist, or a businessman who saw an opportunity to make a buck?

  • nidur

    Is the founder of the Weather Channel a scientist, or a businessman who saw a chance to make some money?