Dr William Gray, a pioneer in meteorology bitched slapped Al Gore and all of us for that matter in a packed auditorium at the University of North Carolina. What would cause him to become so irate? The fact that humans are not responsible for global warming of course. It’s the salt levels in the ocean stupid! An Inconvenient Truth is ridiculous! We’re brainwashing our children! His ranting reminded me of Roald Dahl’s Matilda: “I’m Right, You’re Wrong. I’m Smart, You’re Dumb. I’m Big, You’re Little. And there’s nothing you can do about it!”
But then again, Dr.Gray had some interesting points, if not some very chilling facts about global warming and our impact. I actually feel bad for him. His remarks are the polar opposite of the scientific trend, making him an outcast or worse sounding like a madman. However, he may only sound crazy because it makes us mad to listen to someone put our cause to “save” the earth as being nothing but ridiculous. In the end, I think Dr.Gray would agree, that even if global warming has very little to do with our nasty ways, it’s obvious we need to make a change in the way we treat our Earth. From the article:
“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.
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.
“The human impact on the atmosphere is simply too small to have a major effect on global temperatures,” Dr Gray said.”
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