In an ironic turn of events, a servant of science has denied science, saying climate change isn’t real. John Coleman, the now retired KUSI weatherman and Weather Channel co-founder is getting national attention for his stance on climate change, wherein he blames former Vice President Al Gore for starting the “global warming silliness.”

Coleman says global warming is a ‘myth’

In an interview with My News LA Friday, Coleman seemed unapologetic, even criticizing San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s new Climate Action Plan. "A denier, as they call me, who ought to be jailed or put to death," Coleman said.

"But you know something? I know I'm right. So I don't care.”

About Mayor Faulconer’s Climate Action Plan, the meteorologist said he is “horrified,” calling it an attempt to accumulate wealth and power. For the uninitiated, creates green jobs to significantly reduce greenhouse gases. It also offers economic opportunity and provides the road map for a clean San Diego.

In his personal blog, Coleman wrote his stance regarding the “climate change hysteria” in which he claims that the link between CO2 and climate change “on a scientific basis, it is entirely without merit.” He has also posted links to the website Climate Depot, wherein articles detailing how global warming data is manipulated are posted.

Coleman prefers conspiracies to climate science

This isn’t the first time the weathercaster denied climate change, or disparaged Al Gore. Coleman spoke to after his appearance at the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change in New York, where he called global warming a scam and lambasted the cable network he helped create.

In the same interview, he also said he wanted to sue the former VP for fraud. Moreover, he has previously gone as far as to suggest that climate science is part of a conspiracy to create a one-world government.

At KUSI, with financial backing from the Republican McKinnon family, Coleman hosted two hour-long documentaries critical of the notion of manmade climate change.

He did many news pieces.

America: land of science deniers?

Coleman’s claims are one of the many controversial topics that scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson are constantly battling. In April, the renowned astrophysicist posted a video on Facebook, in which he passionately implored Americans to ponder on how science is viewed these days. Apart from climate science deniers, the video also pointed to other scientific issues that have become highly controversial, including GMO, the anti-vaccination campaign, and individuals questioning evolution.

For the past eight years, science deniers had little reason for optimism. Under President Donald Trump, they're growing more influential. The president has called climate change a hoax before, and he also recently pulled the US from the Paris Agreement on climate change, which nearly 200 countries signed in an effort to help poor countries adjust to an already-changing climate as well as make wealthier countries more “green”.