- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 23, 2014

A leading meteorologist who co-founded the Weather Channel has issued an open letter slamming global warming science and arguing that man-made climate change is a myth created to push a political agenda.

“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,” wrote John Coleman, 80, who spent more than 60 years in weather broadcasting, The Daily Mail reported.

Mr. Coleman wrote the letter to UCLA’s Hammer Forum, which is expected to hold a Climate Change event Thursday in Los Angeles. He complains that the forum, which suggests that man-made climate change is a scientific fact, is doing people a disservice by not providing the opposite side of the issue.

“Efforts to prove the theory that carbon dioxide is a significant ‘greenhouse’ gas and pollutant causing significant warming or weather effects have failed. There has been no warming over 18 years,” he writes, arguing that there are more than 9,000 other Ph.D. scientists who agree with him.

“Yet at your October 23 Hammer Forum on Climate Change you have scheduled as your only speakers two people who continue to present the failed science as though it is the final and complete story on global warming/climate change. This is [a] major mistake,” he continued. “I urge you to re-examine your plan. It is important to have those who attend know that there is no climate crisis.”

“I am the founder of The Weather Channel and a winner of the American Meteorological Society honor as Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year. I am not a wacko flat Earther. Nor am I a ‘paid shill’ (as has been claimed) of the Koch Brothers. I am a serious professional. I am strongly urging you to reconsider your plan,” Mr. Coleman concluded before directing the reader to the website of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change.

The NIPCC’s role is to offer an second opinion of the evidence reviewed by the United Nation’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), The Daily Mail reported.

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