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John Coleman

John Coleman (October 15, 1934–January 20, 2018) was the co-founder of the Weather Channel and a notable skeptic of human-caused climate change.


A native of Texas, Coleman worked for several Chicago-area television stations starting while he was in college, and in 1975, he joined GMA in 1975.[1] He "was the original meteorologist on ABC's 'Good Morning America.'"He co-founded the Weather Channel in 1981 and served as its CEO for about a year.[1] In 1983, "the American Meteorological Society named Coleman its broadcast meteorologist of the year."[1]

Coleman worked for several other television stations afterward as a weatherman, and in 2014 – after 61 years of reporting – he chose to retire.[1][2]

Coleman died on January 20, 2018, at his home in Las Vegas.[1][2] He was survived by his wife.[1]

Views on climate change

Coleman, who was politically incorrect, disagreed with the popular Global Warming Theory, which claims that climate change is a serious threat and caused by humans, calling it "baloney."[3]

  • "There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril."[4]

Due to his views, liberals abhorred Coleman.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 John Coleman, former Chicago meteorologist and Weather Channel co-founder, dies at 83. Chicago Tribune (from the Associated Press). January 22, 2018. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mass, Warren (January 23, 2018). Weather Channel Founder and Climate Realist John Coleman Dies at Age 83. The New American. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  3. Delingpole, James (January 22, 2018). RIP John Coleman – Weather Channel Founder Who Called Climate Change ‘Baloney’. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
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  5. Delingpole, James (January 23, 2018). Climate Alarmists Gloat over the Death of Skeptic John ‘Weather Channel’ Coleman. Breitbart News. Retrieved January 23, 2018.