Ever wonder what happened to the dottering, old kook from the Weather Channel that was the world's foremost Global Warming Denier? His name is ... was ... John Coleman. And yes, he was instrumental in getting the Weather Channel on the map. But then one day Coleman whipped out his political affiliation and the rest was his undoing.
The future of our civilization lies in the balance.
That’s the battle cry of the High Priest of Global Warming Al Gore and his fellow, agenda driven disciples as they predict a calamitous outcome from anthropogenic global warming. According to Mr. Gore the polar ice caps will collapse and melt and sea levels will rise 20 feet inundating the coastal cities making 100 million of us refugees. Vice President Gore tells us numerous Pacific islands will be totally submerged and uninhabitable. He tells us global warming will disrupt the circulation of the ocean waters, dramatically changing climates, throwing the world food supply into chaos.
For a time, John Coleman was their golden boy. The "scientist" everyone on the Republican Wrong pointed to when they needed some proof that not every scientist on the planet was in complete agreement with ... well ... every other scientist on the planet. Rush, Hannity, here in Detroit our own little Rush wannabe Frank Beckmann, all touted Coleman's rantings as the anti-gospel to Al Gore's consipiracy to dupe Americans and sell Carbon Footprint Tee-shirts then retire comfortably in Hawaii, which would oddly be beneath 4 feet of water.
Tsk tsk tsk.
Coleman still rants. But when compared to his earlier self-described glory days, his new lectern, a tiny local tv soapbox in San Diego is, well dammit it's just precious and almost pitiful.
The straw man he constructs, (that is a case Global Warming which is completely devoid of the actual science and data - you know, like Al Gore with a bong ... ) is torn down by an equally meaningless "rebuttal." It reads like the comments section which has been overrun by small minded, throwback bigots at Freep.com. Not because of their bigotry, although I have no doubt that John Coleman would fit in at any good Confederate Republican Supremist event, but just because they all sound the same.
To quote Brooks: "You know. Morons."
I guess he'll continue to be Rush's big Anti-Gore resource and I guess that's ok - it's just so cute!
But it should be noted that since sending him out to pasture, the Weather Channel has since abandoned denying the obvious and replaced Coleman with an actual scientist and a staff of actual meterologists. And their view of climate change has mysteriously gone from one of tacit denial ... to one of fact.
But c'mon John. You had your shot. Dotter along now.