As Atlantic tropical storm activity increased a few years ago, Dr. William Gray of Colorado State University was thrust into the limelight as one of the leading hurricane forecasters in the world.
On Friday, deliciously coincident with the Global Warmingist-in-Chief receiving likely the first of many Nobel Peace Prizes, Dr. Gray spoke to a group of meteorologists and students at the University of North Carolina telling the audience that the theory of manmade climate change is "ridiculous" and the product of "people who don't understand how the atmosphere works."
Thankfully, that's not all he had to say on the subject as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald Sunday (emphasis added throughout, h/t NBer lunaticcringeradio):
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.
"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."
How marvelous. But there was much more:
Dr Gray, whose annual forecasts of the number of tropical storms and hurricanes are widely publicised, said a natural cycle of ocean water temperatures - related to the amount of salt in ocean water - was responsible for the global warming that he acknowledges has taken place.
However, he said, that same cycle meant a period of cooling would begin soon and last for several years.
"We'll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realise how foolish it was," Dr Gray said.
Folks that have been honestly following this debate - yes, it's not close to being over despite what Gore and his deluded sycophants are claiming! - are quite aware of the vast number of scientists who believe the natural warming that began in the '70s peaked in 1998, and that the planet has actually moved into a cooling trend potentially caused by a cyclical decline in solar activity.
Of course, charlatans like Gore and people on the Nobel committee aren't interested in the real science of this issue as they spread hysteria.
Dr. Gray intimated such in his lecture:
During his speech to a crowd of about 300 that included meteorology students and a host of professional meteorologists, Dr Gray also said those who had linked global warming to the increased number of hurricanes in recent years were in error.
He cited statistics showing there were 101 hurricanes from 1900 to 1949, in a period of cooler global temperatures, compared to 83 from 1957 to 2006 when the earth warmed.
Hmmm. You mean the actual statistics compiled by one of the nation's foremost experts on the subject don't comply with the hysteria being disseminated by Gore and the media?
Shocking, wouldn't you agree?
The article concluded with a really inconvenient truth the newly crowned Nobel laureate and his disciples in the press will fight tooth and nail to prevent being shared with the general public:
"The human impact on the atmosphere is simply too small to have a major effect on global temperatures," Dr Gray said.
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."
Bravo, Doctor. Bravo!
Post script: From what I can tell, none of the leading mainstream press outlets bothered to report Gray's statements. Think that would have been the case if he had something positive to say about Gore and the global warming myth?
Assuming your answer is similar to mine, this makes media complicit in the brainwashing Gray spoke of, doesn't it?