John Coleman shocks global warming supporters, ‘science not valid’
John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked scientists and global warming (climate change) supporters saying there is “little evidence” and that this has become a political agenda item not backed by the scientific facts.
In an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC) Coleman writes that “The ocean is not rising significantly. The polar ice is increasing, not melting away. Polar Bears are increasing in number. Heat waves have actually diminished, not increased. There is not an uptick in the number or strength of storms (in fact storms are diminishing). I have studied this topic seriously for years. It has become a political and environment agenda item, but the science is not valid.”
Coleman said he based many of his views on the findings of the NIPCC, a non-governmental international body of scientists aimed at offering an “independent second opinion of the evidence reviewed by the IPCC.”
“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,” Coleman writes. “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.”
The IPCC still claim that their research shows that man-made global warming will lead to extreme weather events becoming more frequent and unpredictable.
limate expert William Happer, from Princeton University, supported Mr Coleman’s claims.
“No chemical compound in the atmosphere has a worse reputation than CO2, thanks to the single-minded demonisation of this natural and essential atmospheric gas by advocates of government control and energy production,” added William Happer, from Princeton University in support of Coleman.
“The incredible list of supposed horrors that increasing carbon dioxide will bring the world is pure belief disguised as science.”
In 2010 a high-level inquiry by the InterAcademy Council found there was “little evidence” to support the IPCC’s claims about global warming.