Monday, October 15, 2007

Bill Gray Unimpressed by Gore Nobel Prize

Dr. William Gray, prominent meteorologist and hurricane expert (he was the first to fly into a hurricane to gather data) whose hurricane forecasts are taken into account by meteorologists, insurance companies and governmental agencies, has expressed dismay over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore and the IPCC. Dr. Gray is one of many well-qualified scientists who are skeptical of the theory that Gore's movie and campaign highlight and which led to his award.

Perhaps skeptical is a bit of an understatement. Bill Gray has expressed his opinion that An Inconvenient Truth is based on faulty science. He calls it ridiculous and says "We're brainwashing our children".

Dr. Gray says statistics prove that there is no increased hurricane activity due to global warming and in fact, the real case is just the opposite, with a decline in the number of hurricanes in the latter half of the century. He believes the current warm cycle will relent and there will be a cooling cycle within the next several years. He realizes that his views make him an outsider, a branded denier, but at 78, with nearly 50 years in the field, Bill Gray remains a man of his convictions.

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