Retired TV weatherman John Coleman, who studied and reported the weather for decades, and co-founded The Weather Channel, shared his assertion that man-made climate change is no longer scientifically credible. He recently presented this view at a UCLA forum on climate change, and in an open letter attacking the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which got picked up by international media (see related article). The issue became politicized after Al Gore helped promote the idea of scientist Dr. Roger Revelle that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas causing climate change.
Climate change is natural and constantly occurring and is not affected by the actions of mankind, Coleman stated. We've had a half dozen dramatic climate shifts between ice ages and interglacial periods. Just 15,000 years ago there was a huge ice sheet covering parts of North America which was naturally caused, and then it was warmed up by natural causes and began melting, he noted, adding that the Earth is always varied in its climate. While carbon dioxide has increased in the atmosphere due to the burning of fossil fuels, it's still less than ½ of 1% of the total atmospheric carbon dioxide, and this increase causes insignificant warming if any, he commented. The Earth is actually 20% greener than it was, and there's been no scientific validation that the increase in CO2 is bringing about a climate crisis, he added.
In the latter half, Travis Walton recounted the details of what happened November 5, 1975 when he and a group of loggers in the mountains of Arizona observed a strange, bright light in the sky. He left his companions and the safety of his truck to take a closer look. When he failed to reappear, authorities mounted a massive manhunt in search of him. He showed up five days later with a tale of being taken aboard an alien craft. Walton now believes that rather than being abducted by the aliens, they were actually trying to heal him after he'd been struck by a powerful beam of light emitted by their craft.
He described the beings as small creatures with very large eyes, which suggests to him that they come from a place with low light conditions. Their general appearance matches what people now refer to as the "greys," though Walton believes there are several different alien species who happen to be similar in appearance. Their craft, he recalled, was sterile-looking and devoid of features. While Walton felt a great amount of fear during his encounters, he didn't conclude that the beings were malicious. "With advanced technology comes a higher level of ethical and moral development," he said, adding that he recently spoke to a group in Hollywood cautioning them about always portraying aliens as monsters. Walton will be hosting the Skyfire Summit UFO Conference in early November.
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