Monday, January 22, 2007

Meteorologist Spann Monday Guest Spots Jan. 22

Glenn Beck notion of man's exclusive contribution to global warming is wrong...

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Meteorologist Disagrees with Global Warming Theory
Aired January 22, 2007 - 19:00:00 ET

Glenn Beck
...The notion of man`s complete responsibility for global warming has wrongly been adopted as universal truth here in our country. Remember, you know, just because Al Gore made a documentary doesn`t mean that all of the information he presented were irrefutable facts. Where were the SUVs when the dinosaurs were burned?

You know, it`s just like two doctors having a differing opinion on how to handle a treatment of a disease. There are numerous alternative views on why the Earth`s climate is what it is...

What happened? How did -- why is it, James, that you don`t believe that this is a manmade process?

JAMES SPANN, METEOROLOGIST: Well, Glenn, the earth`s climate has changed since the day God put it here. We have had these cyclical changes, and I believe that most of this is purely natural.

Quite frankly, to those of us in the operational community -- and we`re talking meteorologists that look at computer models and data in a simulated public forecast -- we don`t see much difference in the global warming in the last 10 to 15 years compared to the global warming we had from about 1910 to about 1945.

The 1930s were extremely cold across the globe. And I just don`t see a lot of difference in that.

And to us, the co2 emissions -- and let me say this. I think we should reduce this for better air quality. We`re going to run out of fossil fuels. We have many issues. And I`m all in agreement that we should reduce that.

But the idea that this is producing catastrophic manmade global warming just doesn`t make a lot of sense. It`s a pop gun compared to atomic bomb issues like volcanic dust in the stratosphere, the position of the sun, the temperature of the sun, the structure of the earth`s magnetic poles and ocean currents. That`s what makes the big changes...

CNN Transcripts for January 22, 2007

Beck's guest is James Spann

Is it manmade or is it natural, poses Spann during the interview. There needs to be a healthy debate. He responded to Cullen's comments...

Spann said Cullen was unavailable to appear on a spot on the podcast at


Scientist Shares Alternate View on Global Warming; Do Commercial Airlines Care More about Lawsuits Than Safety? Aired January 17, 2007 - 19:00:00 ET

Discusses global warming with Bjorn Lomborg, a scientist. He`s an author of the "Skeptical Environmentalist".

Thanks to following site for the tip of Spann's scheduled appearances. We would've missed it firsthand if we hadn't found the announcement.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

In essence, Spann does not believe that human activity is contributing to global warming and contends that "billions of dollars of grant money is flowing into the pockets of those on the man-made global warming bandwagon." Spann received so much traffic on his site that it was temporarily shut down Thursday night, he said.

Then the FOX News Network called and asked him to appear on "Hannity & Colmes." And CNN Headline News, which wanted to book him for "Glenn Beck." Spann said he is scheduled to appear on both of those shows Monday night.
What pressed all of those hot buttons was Spann's response to comments made by the Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen on a blog she posted Dec. 21.

On that post, titled "Junk Controversy, Not Junk Science," Cullen supported the theory that increases in levels of gases, particularly carbon dioxide, in the atmosphere have led to global warming, and she challenged meteorologists who say it is the result of cyclical weather patterns...

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