ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING
By John Coleman
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
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
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
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
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.
John Coleman is the founder of
the Weather Channel