Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming 'Greatest Scam in History'

John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel, has written an article in which he calls the idea of man-made global warming 'a scam:"

It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in [sic] allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the "research" to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims.

Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus. Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild "scientific" scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmental conscientious citizens.
If there is one sciientific discipline that has generally been skeptical of warming claims overall it has been Meteorologists. The fact that these are people who study the weather - not climate - and have generally been making the point that we can't predict what the weather will be 5 days from now so how can we be predicting what it's going to be like 100 years down the road?

Coleman also wrote this:

I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming. In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious.
Coleman is up against a formidable coalition of interests and it is unlikely he will prevail. But a voice of sanity in the global warming debate is always welcome and may contribute down the road to a return to sanity.