The Weather Channel is distancing itself from one of its co-founders who publicly disavows the dangers associated with man-made climate change. John Coleman, the co-founder, and David Kenny, the current CEO of The Weather Company, both spoke with Brian Stelter after Coleman published an open letter and appeared on a prime time Fox News program voicing his opinion.
Watch the video above. Coleman reiterated his belief that "there is no global warming" and harshly criticized the present-day Weather Channel's programming. Kenny affirmed the channel's belief in climate change - a belief backed up by the vast majority of scientists - saying, "Our position is really clear, it's scientifically based, and we've been unwavering on it for quite some time now."
Responding to a question about Coleman, he said "we're grateful that he got us started 32 years ago. But he hasn't been with us in 31 years. So he's not really speaking for The Weather Channel in any way today."