Dedicated to the balanced discussion of global warming
The Mohave Daily News – April 30, 2007
Dr. Gray is one of the most quoted scientists out there proclaiming that some climatologists have made a mistake that we are approaching a tipping point for dramatic climate change. Some people then automatically label him as a nut or a kook but that is unfair. This man has spent his lifetime studying violent weather and for years was considered to be among the foremost scientists on that issue. Many still give him that honor.
Dr. Gray is saying that it is ocean currents that are changing the temperature in the atmosphere and that we are on the verge of a reversal that would leave the weather cooler. This flies in the face of many other theories and for that reason we need to listen to what this man has to say, understand it, and see if it makes sense.
Hurricane forecaster William Gray said Friday that global ocean currents, not human-produced carbon dioxide, are responsible for global warming, and the Earth may begin to cool on its own in five to 10 years.
…had harsh words for researchers and politicians who say man-made greenhouse gases are responsible for global warming. ‘‘They’re blaming it all on humans, which is crazy,” he said. ‘‘We’re not the cause of it.”
Gray complained that politics and research into global warming have created ‘‘almost an industry” that has unfairly frightened the public and overwhelmed dissenting voices.
He said research arguing that humans are causing global warming is ‘‘mush” based on unreliable computer models that cannot possibly take into account the hundreds of factors that influence the weather.
Gray said ocean circulation patterns are behind a decades-long warming cycle. He has argued previously that the strength of these patterns can affect how much cold water rises to the surface, which in turn affects how warm or cold the atmosphere is.
He also disputed assertions that greenhouse gases could raise global temperatures as much as some scientists predict. ‘‘There’s no way that doubling CO2 is going to cause that amount of warming,” he said.
Gray said warming and cooling trends cannot go on indefinitely and that he believes temperatures are beginning to level out after a very warm year in 1998. ‘‘We’re going to begin to see some cooling,” he said.
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