The Weather Channel is moving away from widely publicized remarks about climate change that one of the channel’s co-founders made on Fox News. TVNewser reports that the channel’s CEO, David Kenny, addressed the issue in a memo to company staffers.
As previously reported, Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman said on Fox News Channel’s “The Kelly File” that climate change is fake, and also criticized former Vice President Al Gore for making “a billion dollars off climate change.” His comments attracted a lot of attention and set off a swirl of controversy.
Kenny wrote in his memo: “Mr. Coleman does have a place in our company’s history, and we appreciate the contributions he made more than 30 years ago. However, we want to be clear: John Coleman is no longer affiliated with our company, and his opinions do not represent The Weather Company. We regret any confusion this has caused.”
Coleman, 80, was the first weather anchor for “Good Morning America” in the 1970s, and co-founded the Weather Channel in 1981. The channel is now owned by The Weather Company.
You can see the video of Coleman’s comments by clicking here.