John Coleman (1934-2018)
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John Coleman founded The Weather Channel and was the original weathercaster on ABC’s “Good Morning America” with David Hartman and Joan Lunden. He retired in 2014 after more than 60 years in broadcasting. Coleman passed away on January 20, 2018.
Watch the inspirational end of Coleman's keynote address at ICCC-9 in Las Vegas in 2014.
Coleman earned a B.A. degree in Journalism in 1957 from the University of Illinois, and after a decade of self-study and correspondence classwork obtained the American Meteorological Society’s full Professional Meteorologist membership. He was honored by the AMS as Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year. He later allowed his AMS membership to expire in protest of the AMS becoming more political than scientific.
Coleman started his career in Television in 1953 at WCIA in Champaign, Illinois. He also worked in Peoria, Nebraska, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois where he was part of a news team that re-invented the format of television news and dominated the ratings for well over a decade. After starting The Weather Channel he moved to New York City and then for the past twenty years was weatherman for KUSI in San Diego, California. After 61 years of being on TV, he decided “enough is enough” and retired in April 2014.
In retirement, Coleman remains busy. He has written a novel and screen play, designed two new APPs for cell phones and smart TV. He does frequent national TV and radio appearances, attends the International Climate Change Conferences where he is frequently asked to speak, and writes and posts documents on the topic on the internet.
His appearances on Fox News with Megan Kelly and on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” can be viewed here:
Coleman was a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute and featured speaker at the Ninth International Conference on Climate Change, which took place in Las Vegas in 2014. His presentation on how the global warming frenzy began can be seen here:
Coleman wrote, co-produced, and hosted two hour-long documentaries debunking the global warming scare:
He also recently produced a 35 minutes PowerPoint video on the topic:
There are numerous other videos of Mr. Coleman discussing global warming on You Tube at
Below, watch John Coleman’s presentations at Heartland’s climate conferences.
“How the Global Warming Frenzy Began” (2014)
“Dead Wrong About Global Warming: How Al Gore Got that Way” (2009)