Weather Channel founder John Coleman appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources with host Brian Stelter three years ago, after writing an open letter to UCLA denying the existence of anthropogenic (i.e. man made) global warming. He also received air time on Fox News to express his views about climate change to their national audiences. Coleman told Stelter that CNN has taken a very strong position on global warming that it is a consensus. Well there is no consensus in science. Science isn’t a vote. Science is about facts, and that he was terribly disappointed by his former network, The Weather Channel, because it has bought into [climate change]. But so has all the media. That’s no big surprise.
Coleman notes that he is not a ‘paid shill’ of the Koch Brothers, concluding his letter with a link to Heartland Institute’s Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) website. His open letter to UCLA was sent to numerous local television stations in the Los Angeles area, as well as the Los Angeles Times.