John Coleman, who founded the Weather Channel in 1982, wants to sue Al Gore for fraud! He would like to include other global warming proponents as well as companies that sell carbon credits. Coleman would like a court to decide on the evidence if Al Gore and his collaborators are guilty of financial fraud. "Since we can't get a debate, I thought perhaps if we had a legal challenge and went into a court of law, where it was our scientists and their scientists, and all the legal proceedings with the discovery and all their documents from both sides and scientific testimony from both sides, we could finally get a good solid debate on the issue," Coleman said. "I'm confident that the advocates of ‘no significant effect from carbon dioxide' would win the case."
I wish Mr. Coleman the best of success in his attempt but I doubt he will succeed. Global warming proponents are too careful to allow the evidence to be sifted and weighed in anything like an impartial court. They operate best under the protection of a closed environment, with manipulated data and with access to a largely uninquisitive press. What John Coleman wants to see would scare the life out of Al Gore and company.
But the idea has a lot to commend it. I think it would be excellent to provoke a real public debate of the issues and stop falling for the scare tactics of the global warmers. A long time ago I warned that global warming is not the real issue with most of these people. They are proponents of big government and left wing policies. What they failed to do as redder than red socialists they think they can do as greener than green environmentalists. They have managed to highjack most of the press and the educational system. They have most political party bosses firmly in tow-after all, most politicians live by increasing big government. It's time to call their bluff. There is plenty of evidence that the truth is that we are probably in greater danger of a serious cooling of the earth's climate than of its warming! So, go to it, John Coleman!
While all this is going on, the Southern Baptist Convention seems to have joined the pro-global warming crowd. At the same time a group of conservatives, including Richard Land, a leading Southern Baptist, have warned the Congress against the global warming scam. They warn that the Lieberman-Warner approach will do nothing for the climate and will greatly harm America's economy and people, especially the poor. All it will do is hamstring American business, drive up the cost of essential supplies, especially food, and will be devastating to the poor.This view is sane. I am grieved to see Southern Baptist leaders lend their weight to a left-wing scam, for that's all the global warming scare really is. They would be better supporting John Coleman's call. Let's get all the evidence out in the open. Let's have full discovery and a transparently open investigation of the issue without the influence of vested political interests. The idea is so sane that you wonder why anyone would oppose it-unless he had an ulterior motive in pushing the theory. If the only way to have the debate is to put Al Gore in the dock, I say, get the cuffs on him and let's get started!