Sitting in Astronomy 160, I remember the Professor talking about how politics had invaded science. He was talking about the New Horizons Mission, a planetary probe that was on its way to Pluto to take pictures of the planet, mainly because we had pictures of all of the other planets but not Pluto. Al Gore was very enthusiastic about this project. The probe was seven years out to space when all of a sudden, science discovered a new classification of objects in space and Pluto was…no longer classified a planet. The politics of it was that America had shucked out $100 million in taxpayer money for this project that was suddenly irrelevant. Gore continued pushing and pushing for Pluto’s planetary status simply because of…politics.
Now John Coleman has come to the forefront. Coleman is the founder of The Weather Channel and has 60 years of experience as a meteorologist. Formerly a prominent member of AMS (American Meteorological Society), Coleman quit, saying it had become very clear to him that
“the politics had gotten in the way of the science.”
In the video Coleman explains,
“Now they call it ‘climate change’ instead of global warming because the warming has stopped, and that’s $4.7 billion in taxpayer money that’s funding ‘bogus reports’ and ‘bogus research.'”
While he explains “the greatest scam in history” in his video, he tells viewers there are 9,000 PhDs and 31,000 scientists who have signed a petition saying that the CO2 global warming theory is indeed a hoax, the goal of which is to make Americans the enemy of the planet so they’ll agree to greater government control over their behavior – and to reduce American’s use of oil, gas, and coal-based energy sources.
This isn’t the first time Coleman has come out with these facts. In 2009 he wrote a column called The Amazing Story Behind the Global Warming Scam, where he explained the reasons for the hoax, as well as the true facts behind so-called ‘climate change.’
Coleman admits that some evidence does point to rising global temperatures, however, he says it can be attributed to natural phenomena, not carbon dioxide and man-made pollutants, citing the Antarctic sea ice as an example. It is close to an all-time high, and Coleman notes that the polar bear population is as high as it’s been in written history. Sea levels are “rising at about the rate of about 6 inches per hundred years, as part of this inter-glacial period. When North America was covered in a 400 foot thick ice core at the end of the last ice age, the oceans were low, and then as that ice melted, of course the oceans have risen. That rise has been gentle and is not important.”
Watch the video to hear Coleman’s full explanations, then tell us what you think…Conspiracy Theory, Hoax, or Somewhere In Between?