Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman on Sunday reiterated his belief that climate change is not real.
Coleman, who is no longer associated with the Weather Channel, appeared on Fox News on Monday to express his long-held views.
After the Weather Channel released a statement this week clarifying that the channel believes the climate is warming, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” had Coleman and a Weather Channel representative on to discuss their differing views.
Coleman began his interview by scolding CNN host Brian Stelter for calling him a climate change denier.
“I resent you calling me a denier. That is a word meant to put me down. I’m a skeptic about climate change,” Coleman said. “Climate change is not happening. There is no significant manmade global warming now, there hasn’t been any int he past, and there’s no reason to expect any in the future. There’s a whole lot of baloney.”
Coleman thanked CNN for letting his share his views with viewers.
“Hello everybody, there is no global warming,” he said in the middle of the interview.
He later said that the Weather Channel “has drunk the Kool aid” of global warming.
Appearing after Coleman, current Weather Channel CEO David Kenny distanced the channel from Coleman.
“We’re grateful that he got us started 32 years ago. But he hasn’t been with us in 31 years. So he’s not really speaking for The Weather Channel in any way today,” he said. “I’m concerned whenever the discussion of climate change veers from the science. The science is really clear. And I don’t like our brand being associated with something that’s not scientifically-based.”
Watch the interviews via CNN: