Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman is not buying the Obama White House climate-change agenda.
This week, the Obama administration released a new report, the National Climate Assessment, containing dire warnings about climate change.
Many politicians, journalists, and entertainment artists — groups who ordinarily lack any scientific training or background — insist that the global warming debate is settled and there are no dissenters from the conventional wisdom, even though one of the fundamentals of science is to constantly test hypotheses.
The environmental movement originally sounded the alarm over global cooling, then global warming, prior to the climate change appellation. The White House report now uses “climate disruption” as the new descriptor.
Coleman, who previously called global warming the greatest scam in history, is joining some others in the scientific community derisively referred to as deniers, however, in expressing skepticism about the consensus about man-made climate change.
Meteorologist Coleman, who founded The Weather Channel in 1981, explained in part that in his opinion there is no significant man-made global warming:
“The sky is falling. ‘Climate Change’ is running wild and disaster is certain unless we immediately stop burning coal and oil and move quickly to ‘green energy’ to eliminate use of fossil fuels. Heat waves, huge floods, powerful storms, droughts and rising seas are on the verge of killing millions of us and destroying our civilization. That is my summary of the new Federal Assessment of Climate Change issued by a Obama administration team of more than 300 specialists guided by a 60-member federal advisory committee produced the report… I am deeply disturbed to have to suffer through this total distortion of the data and agenda driven, destructive episode of bad science gone berserk… Please allow me to hold your attention for a few minutes to explain why I don’t buy into this Climate Change alarmism. The climate of Earth has never been ‘normal’ or stable. It has continuously changed through this planet’s 4.5 billion year history. Powerful storms, floods, droughts, heat waves and ice and snow storms have come and gone as long as Earth has existed…”
“The current bad science is all based on a theory that the increase in the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the exhaust of the burning of fossil fuels leads to a dramatic increase in ‘the greenhouse effect’ causing temperatures to skyrocket uncontrollably. This theory has failed to verify and is obviously dead wrong. But the politically funded and agenda driven scientists who have built their careers on this theory and live well on the 2.6 billion dollars of year of Federal grants for global warming/climate change research cling to this theory and bend the data spread to support the glorified claims in their reports and papers. When the temperature data could no longer be bent to support global warming, they switched to climate change and now blame every weather and climate event on CO2 despite the hard, cold fact that the ‘radiative forcing’ theory they built their claims on has totally failed to verify… “
Al Gore is perhaps one of the careerists alluded to above. The former VP made a fortune flying around the world in a private jet talking about the environment, that is before he sold his TV station to Big Oil for $500 million.
The Obama administration has also awarded billions of taxpayer dollars to politically connected green energy companies, many of which have failed.
As The Inquisitr has previously reported, former NASA scientist Dr. Leslie Woodcock called man-made climate change nonsense and that the term itself is meaningless: “The theory of ‘man-made climate change’ is an unsubstantiated hypothesis [about] our climate [which says it] has been adversely affected by the burning of fossil fuels in the last 100 years, causing the average temperature on the earth’s surface to increase very slightly but with disastrous environmental consequences. The theory is that the CO2 emitted by burning fossil fuel is the ‘greenhouse gas’ causes ‘global warming’ — in fact, water is a much more powerful greenhouse gas and there is 20 time more of it in our atmosphere (around one per cent of the atmosphere) whereas CO2 is only 0.04 per cent. There is no reproducible scientific evidence CO2 has significantly increased in the last 100 years.”
Green guru Dr. James Lovelock has described the environmental movement as becoming “a religion, and religions don’t worry too much about facts.” He added that “It’s just as silly to be a denier as it is to be a believer. You can’t be certain.”
In March, Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore told Congress that “There is no scientific proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide are the dominant cause of the minor warming of the Earth’s atmosphere over the past 100 years… no actual proof, as it is understood in science, actually exists.”
In an interview, Dr. Moore claimed that the climate-change agenda is driven by special interest groups seeking money or political influence or both.
Whether you are a climate change believer or skeptic, or undecided, most would probably agree that politicizing the debate has not been helpful to anyone.
Do you think the science behind climate change is settled?