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Weather Channel Founder Slams Bill Nye: Calls him ‘a pretend scientist in a bow tie’

Weather Channel Founder John Coleman, a meteorologist for over six decades, slammed Bill Nye, ‘the science guy’ for saying that the new skeptical global warming film ‘Climate Hustle’ is “very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest.

Coleman is featured introducing ‘Climate Hustle’ in theatres on May 2 for the one-night only showing. Nye is also featured in the panel discussion that follows the skeptical film in theatres on May 2.

“I have always been amazed that anyone would pay attention to Bill Nye, a pretend scientist in a bow tie,” Coleman said today.

“As a man who has studied the science of meteorology for over 60 years and received the AMS (American Meteorological Society’s) ‘Meteorologist of the Year’ award, I am totally offended that Nye gets the press and media attention he does. And I am rooting for the ‘Climate Hustle’ film to become a huge hit — bigger than ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ by Al Gore,” Coleman explained.

Coleman was the original meteorologist on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Coleman also ripped Nye for suggesting climate skeptics should face jail time for their dissenting views.

“That this the most awful thing since Galileo was jailed for saying the Earth was not the center of the Universe,” Coleman said.

“In 20 or 30 years, when Nye is an old man, he will realize how wrong he was as the Earth continue to be a just a great place to live,” Coleman added.

Related Links: 

Nationwide Theatre Event (Now including Canada!) – One Night Only May 2 – With introduction by Weather Channel Founder John Coleman & Exclusive panel discussion following movie with Gov. Sarah Palin, Brent Bozell, Climatologist Dr. David Legates, Marc Morano & Special Appearance by Bill Nye

Go to for theatre near you and to buy tickets. 

Bill Nye, UN Scientist Warn Moviegoers to Shun Skeptical film ‘Climate Hustle’: ‘Not in Our National Interest’ –Bill Nye: ‘Climate Hustle’  is ‘very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest.’ – UN Scientist Michael Oppenheimer condemned the film – without even viewing it: ‘Marc (Morano)  is a propagandist’

‘Nye should not be the face of this movement’ – Warmists continue trashing Nye: Salon Mag. – Bill Nye NBC debate ‘a DISASTER’ – ‘Children’s TV host leading this ‘debate’ only enhances impression entire issue is a JOKE’ – Salon claims Nye looked ‘faint’ like ‘he was going to throw up’ – Nye’s eyes got wide and it looked like he was going to throw up. (Check the video, he really looks faint around 10:44.) ‘The entire exercise was a joke, of course…The fact that a children’s television host is leading this “debate” only enhances the impression that the entire issue is a joke…Nye is a smart guy with great intentions, but he should not be the face of this movement.’

Weather Channel founder John Coleman: “We climate change skeptics have long needed a film to counter An Inconvenient Truth. This may be it. I was honored to be asked to record the introduction of the movie for its May 2nd debut at 400 theaters, so I was provided a preview of the entire film. It is not made for scientists and political activists. It is designed to reach the general public including teenagers. It is my hope that in the years to come it will be shown just before or after Al Gore’s sci-fi epic in every school. I the meantime I will buy tickets and attend the showing at the nearest theater to my new home in Las Vegas. I hope it draws a crowd and holds and pleases the audience.”