The best line out of this article about the facts of global warming is from Dr. William Gray, a hurricane forecast scientist, to meteorology professionals and students at the University of North Carolina:
“We’ll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realise how foolish it was.”
Considering how the big scare in the 70’s and 80’s was global cooling and the coming ice age, I’d say Dr. Gray is correct.
ONE of the world’s foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize “ridiculous” and the product of “people who don’t understand how the atmosphere works”.
Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, told a packed lecture hall at the University of North Carolina that humans were not responsible for the warming of the earth.
His comments came on the same day that the Nobel committee honoured Mr Gore for his work in support of the link between humans and global warming.
“We’re brainwashing our children,” said Dr Gray, 78, a long-time professor at Colorado State University. “They’re going to the Gore movie [An Inconvenient Truth] and being fed all this. It’s ridiculous.”
Dr. Gray also spoke about the pressure meteorologists are getting to talk up the impact of global warming:
He said his beliefs had made him an outsider in popular science.
“It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong,” he said. “But they also know that they’d never get any grants if they spoke out. I don’t care about grants.”
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The Lorain Morning Journal also weighs in on Gore’s prize:
They just don’t make Nobel Prizes the way they used to. That’s the feeling we get after hearing that Al Gore was named co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for his global warming alarmism. The other co-winner was the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group of scientists.
It was easy enough to understand how Hollywood awarded Gore an Oscar for his climate movie ”An Inconvenient Truth.” The Academy Award judges live in the land of make-believe. But the Nobel is a serious prize and its judges are supposed to do better work than the movie crowd.
Al Gore may have won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, but so did Yassar Arafat, back in 1994. Just look at today’s headlines from the Mideast to see how much peace Arafat produced. That’s about what to expect from Gore’s efforts in the way of rescuing us from his self-described ”planetary emergency.”