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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:16 AM
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Weather Channel Founder Considers Suing Al Gore
Weather Channel Founder Blasts Network; Claims It Is 'Telling Us What to Think'
TWC founder and global warming skeptic advocates suing Al Gore to expose 'the fraud of global warming.'

By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute
3/5/2008 9:00:18 AM

The Weather Channel has lost its way, according to John Coleman, who founded the channel in 1982.



Coleman told an audience at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change on March 3 in New York that he is highly critical of global warming alarmism.



The Weather Channel had great promise, and thats all gone now because theyve made every mistake in the book on what theyve done and how theyve done it and its very sad, Coleman said. Its now for sale and theres a new owner of The Weather Channel will be announced several billion dollars having changed hands in the near future. Lets hope the new owners can recapture the vision and stop reporting the traffic, telling us what to think and start giving us useful weather information.



The Weather Channel has been an outlet for global warming alarmism. In December 2006, The Weather Channels Heidi Cullen argued on her blog that weathercasters who had doubts about human influence on global warming should be punished with decertification by the American Meteorological Society.



Coleman also told the audience his strategy for exposing what he called the fraud of global warming. He advocated suing those who sell carbon credits, which would force global warming alarmists to give a more honest account of the policies they propose.



have a feeling this is the opening, Coleman said. If the lawyers will take the case sue the people who sell carbon credits. That includes Al Gore. That lawsuit would get so much publicity, so much media attention. And as the experts went to the witness stand and testified, I feel like that could become the vehicle to finally put some light on the fraud of global warming.



Earlier at the conference Lord Christopher Monckton, a policy adviser to former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, told an audience that the science will eventually prevail and the scare of global warming will go away. He also said the courts were a good avenue to show the science.

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Fovea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:23 AM
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1. I would love for Al to own TWC!
I am sure it would be a lot more useful.
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John Kerry VonErich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:25 AM
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2. This is one of those fights....
that would attempt to compare Coleman is the "expert" and Gore is a "lowly politician"

:sarcasm: (just in case)
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:27 AM
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3. I hope Mr. Coleman owns a lot of nice oceanfront property.
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Mabus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:35 AM
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4. Dare I say it?
Coleman is full of hot air.

He's using the fact that he founded the weather channel to launch a new career as a denier. No doubt he's getting huge wads of cash to speak to others at their "anti-climate crisis" events.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:40 AM
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5. Maybe he could force Al Gore to hold a piece of hot iron, then see if his wounds healed cleanly . .
Or, he could throw Al Gore into a pond - if he floated, it would be proof that the water rejected his sin and fraud, and therefore Gore would be eligible to be burned at the stake.

I'm sorry, but this has what to do with science? John Coleman and the other six remaining "skeptics" can either publish or STFU.
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