Monday, February 23, 2009

John Coleman: Even the Examiner Says He's Over the Top on Global Warming

John Coleman continues to trade on his role in founding the Weather Channel to bash global warming. Even the heavily listing-to-starboard (that's the right side, for you landlubbers) Examiner thinks he's gone over the top, however. Here's a comment from their Cleveland branch:
Coleman paints such an elaborate, conspiracy-soaked portrait of climate change that it reads like a leftover subplot from The X-Files. He’s becoming less authoritative and more rhetorical. By calling global warming "the greatest scam in history," he opens himself up to criticism that his article offers no defense against. Coleman comes across as a man who’s so desperate to keep his hat in the ring that he’s taken criticism to an almost absurd level.
CapitalClimate's comment over at the Rabett hutch:
Coleman has been an active resident of the deniosphere for quite some time. He's probably still ticked off that he had to slink away with 2 Hamiltons ($20 US for those across the pond) from what turned out to eventually fetch 5 Super-Large.

This seems to be a common affliction of TV weather guys, including his former Weather Channel buddy D'Aleo at the cold weather blog IceCrap, where the forecast is always numb and number.

For another example, see this gibberish at Revkin's place. (WMAR is a TV station in Baltimore.) You should have seen what this clown wrote before he discovered spell check.

When I tried to engage in conversation about global warming with a Rochester, NY, TV guy at a local weather conference a few years ago, he started babbling about George Soros and refused to speak to me for the rest of the day.

There are a few notable exceptions, but scientific competency frequently seems to be inconsistent with the ability to appear pretty on the toob.

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