November 2nd, 2014
04:14 PM ET

Weather Channel versus one of its co-founders on climate change

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."

Read Stelter's full story at CNNMoney...

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  1. BHolloran

    Maybe John should explain why he left The Weather Channel or was asked to leave or shown the door?

    November 6, 2014 at 7:27 pm | Reply
  2. BHolloran

    Coleman came off as a boor on the television interview. And flash for John, you are no scientist I don't care what certificate you have. You were a clown on WLS-TV and little better on WMAQ-TV in Chicago and God knows what in San Diego. Men and women far smarter than you have checked in on this and I trust them before you, especially when you start with the anti-liberal cracks during an interview. If you were that much of an expert, yop'd have been consulted long before now. You're not in the spotlight anymore and you can't handle it – period!

    November 6, 2014 at 7:23 pm | Reply
  3. bigdogwannabe

    Climate is based on 30 year increments. Temperature in 90"s was going up and has been going down for the last 16 years. The earth evolves just as Danny Kenny said doesn't mean there is negative or a catastrophic change going on. John is correct follow the money. Al Gore appears to have made millions off this scam. There use to be glaciers all over midwest who's fault was it that that has changed (dinosaurs?). 90% of carbon in the atmosphere comes naturally from the oceans.Finally cnn put someone on that isn't making money off this scare tactic.

    November 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm | Reply
    • BHolloran

      The Netherlands has been keeping sea-level height measurements since the 1870's. The sea level rose 6 inches from 1901 to 2001. It has gone up 24 inches in the last 13 years. The Arctic cap has decreased some 88% in the last 13 years alone. But I know, they're wrong, right?

      November 6, 2014 at 7:26 pm | Reply
  4. Tom Paine

    CNN, you are irresponsible putting that nut on TV. On any scientific topic where scientists come down 97%-3%, it is irresponsible to cover the 3%. People think if there are two sides the truth may be somewhere in the middle but that is not true in this case. I am disappointing in you CNN.

    November 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm | Reply
    • John V

      Paine, I am not (closest thing) to government conspiracy. That said 97% are paid scientist and 31'000 signed a petition that there is more to the story. So the 97% got paid. the others are just saying there is more too this story. I live in Ontario Canada where we live in this idea that the (provincial) government is taking care of the world for us (greenhouse gases). As we sink hard into idealism, I am starting to see that there are lies. One of which is that you are not in control of the environment and 2nd that they are riding a wave of earthy greatness that in the end they are not. We are not in control of mother nature. .. she can vomit and we all fall down. There just has to be more to this story. The point here for me is that as much as we think we are in control... we could freeze to dead (with a smile because that how people die freezing to death) . There is more to this story no question and the truth lies in 10 maybe 20 years. Get my point? ~John V Bellville Ontario

      November 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm | Reply
  5. John Catley

    Stelter makes a great start by categorising everyone who disagrees with the catastrophe idea as climate deniers.
    What a stupid and ignorant way to begin a segment by alienating about half of the population – that's right, about half of the population do not accept the catastrophic scenario. That does not make them deniers, they simply disagree with an unproven hypothesis.
    Whilst such ignorance continues in the media there is no hope of agreement. Let's ditch the dodgy science and hyped up forecasts. Then we can discuss how to deal with the real problem we have, if any.

    November 3, 2014 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  6. goldminor

    Nice job John Coleman. It is refreshing to hear the climate change story told right.

    November 3, 2014 at 12:22 am | Reply

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