Jim Cantore in Chicago on Saturday. Photo: Alissa Krinsky
It was last week that Weather Channel co-founder John Coleman told FNC’s Megyn Kelly that research showing the effects of climate change “is bad, bad science.”
A few days later, Weather Channel CEO David Kenny, distanced the company from the comments, emphasizing that Coleman’s views do not represent those of the network.
This weekend in Chicago, longtime Weather Channel meteorologist Jim Cantore weighed in with TVNewser on the back-and-forth.
“John certainly has the right to his own opinion,” Cantore says. “I don’t necessarily agree with it, but that’s his opinion. This whole argument about climate change is just explosive, [and] it’s not getting any better. It’s gotten so explosive, that neither side wants to hear each other.”
As a result, Cantore says, Americans are missing an opportunity to find ”common ground” by embracing environmental responsibility.
“At the end of the day,” he says, “how can anyone argue with being a good steward to our planet?”