Brian Sussman

Brian Sussman


Brian Sussman has the American Meteorology Society’s Seal of Approval. He also sttended post-graduate studies in meteorology. [1] [2]

The AMS Seal of Approval is a discontinued credential that does not require a bachelor's or higher degree in atmospheric science or meteorology to attain it.

Note that while Sussman states that he attended the University of Missouri, it is unclear if he completed the degree.  


Brian Sussman is a meteorologist and radio and television weatherman. He works in conservative talk radio at San Francisco’s KSFO-AM, a position he has used to express his views on climate change. Apart from being the regular feature of KSFO's Right Thinking from the Left Coast, he hosts his own The Brian Sussman Show, on KSFO weekdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. PT.

He maintains a personal website at and a website promoting his main publication at He also runs a blog on the KSFO website

Sussman has also been a proponent of the “Birther Conspiracy” regarding President Obama's heritage and he has promoted conspiracy theories including the discovery of the real Noah's Ark. [3]

Stance on Climate Change

“For many decades, communists, socialists and the global elite have tossed a dizzying array of predicaments into American culture; that carbon dioxide emissions generated by mankind are ruining the planet, is their greatest assertion yet.” [4]

Sussman has claimed that “… the temperature record of the earth is clearly rigged.” [5]

Key Quotes

“All one needs to see through the global warming scam is a rudimentary understanding of science, a decent grasp of mathematics, respect for the scientific method, and the willingness to engage in a little research. Together, those attributes will allow anyone to see that the theory of anthropogenic global warming is about as sturdy as a two-legged stool.” [6]

EARTH DAY DENIGRATES CAPITALISM, AND MAN On this date in 1970, a trio of radical dreamers established Earth Day, an annual event designed to assault capitalism, free markets, and mankind.” [7]

Regarding the victims of Hurricane Katrina, although he admitted he was starting to sound “callous,” he said “you shouldn't put the military or the national guard in danger because some knuckelheads didn't decide to evacuate.” [8]

“The most amazing thing were my encounters with the absolute fools who are following global warming’s poster boy, Al Gore. They clearly don’t know how to think for themselves. I’m sure if they would honestly and openly read my book, they would realize they are being totally played.” [9]

MediaMatters has another list of Sussman's quotes

Key Deeds

May 21 - 23, 2012

Brian Sussman was a speaker at the Heartland Institute's 7th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC7).

DeSmogBlog researched the co-sponsors behind Heartland's ICCC7 and found that they had collectively received over $67 million from ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers and the conservative Scaife family foundations.

Heartland's president Joe Bast revealed at the end of the conference that the Institute has no plans for future ICCCs. This could be in part due to the defections of corporate sponsors following Heartland's unsuccessful Unabomber billboard campaign and the unintended release of their confidential documents.

April 22, 2010

Released his book, Climategate: A Veteran Meteorologist Exposes The Global Warming Scam, in which he argues that climate change is independent of human activities.

Feb, 1992

Signed the “Statement by Atmospheric Scientists on Greenhouse Warming,” published by the Science and Environmental Policy Project (SEPP).

The statement objected to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development Earth Summit planned for Rio de Janiero in June 1992. [10]


  • KSFO 560 — Radio talk show host. [2]
  • KPIX — Former Meteorologist. [2]


Sussman maintains a website promoting the book which includes a blog where Sussman regularly publishes articles promoting “Climategate,” and questions the science behind man-made climate change. 


  1. Author Brian Sussman,” Accessed February, 2012.

  2. On Air Staff: Brian Sussman,” KSFO560. Accessed February, 2012.

  3. Who is Fox's Latest Global Warming Expert Brian Sussman?”, Media Transparency, January 28, 2011.

  4. Overview,” Accessed February, 2012.

  5. New Revelations on Climate-gate” (transcript), FoxNews, April 22, 2010. Archived April 26, 2010.

  6. Brian Sussman. “How Will They Attack Climategate? They’ll say, 'You’re only a TV Meteorologist',”, April 30, 2010.

  7. Brian Sussman. “Everything you need to prove Earth Day’s A Crock,”, April 21, 2011.

  8. War Room fill-in Sussman, who knows it's 'callous,' says Katrina victims are 'knuckleheads' who 'didn't decide to evacuate',” Media Transparency, June 29, 2010.

  9. Debate Me, Al Gore!”, Accessed February, 2012.

  10. Statement by Atmospheric Scientists on Greenhouse Warming,” Science and Environmental Policy Project, February 27, 1992. Archived February 17, 2006.

  11. Brian Sussman,” Wikipedia Entry.