Friday, November 09, 2007

Weather Channel founder dismisses global warming

Over at Icecap, the founder of the Weather Channel, John Coleman, has written about his views on global warming.  Calling global warming the 'greatest scam in history', Coleman goes on to explain its origins as a dominant ecomyth and does so in candid fashion.  His article is short, concise and easily understood: like a good weather report.  It also hints at a level of frustration at seeing a subject he obviously cares about being so carelessly manipulated by politicians, activists, the media and academics.
For regular readers of this blog, much of what Coleman says will be familiar.  What is significant about his comments are his own public credentials within the mainstream media and meteorology community.  As Noel Sheppard asks, how will the mainstream media react?  Will Coleman's remarks be ignored, or will they inspire some due diligence and honest reporting?
Coleman will not be easy to dismiss and may finally be the "public" figure necessary to lift scepticism about global warming into mainstream consciousness.