Nobel Peace Prize? Dr William Gray Calls Al Gore’s Global Warming Theories Ridiculous


Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, has calledAl_Gore_map Al Gore’s theory on global warming, that gained him a share of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, ridiculous and “the product of people who understand how the atmosphere works“.

“The human impact on the atmosphere is simply too small to have a major effect on global temperatures,” Dr Gray said.

Dr. William Gray is known for his annual prediction of tropical storms during the hurricane season that are widely publicized. Gray believes that global warming  has taken place; however, that it is related to the amount of salt in ocean water.

“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.”

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 realize 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. (Sydney Morning Herald)

If you liked this post, you may also like these:

  • Global Warming? NOAA: Coolest Winter for US & World Since 2001 … Weather Channel Founder Wants to Sue Al Gore for Fraud
  • Barack Obama Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize … For What?
  • Barack Obama Blows Off Copenhagen Conference on Global Warming to Accept Bogus Nobel Peace Prize
  • 61% of Americans Believe Obama Did not Deserve Nobel Peace Prize … How About the Heisman?
  • More Hypocrisy from Al “Its Not Easy Being Green” Gore … Saving Global Warming on Private Gulfstream Plane

  • Comments

    16 Responses to “Nobel Peace Prize? Dr William Gray Calls Al Gore’s Global Warming Theories Ridiculous”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on October 15th, 2007 2:09 pm

      I imagine Uncle Al may be seeing red instead of green, right about now.

    2. jay on October 15th, 2007 2:29 pm

      observer…as I’ve said already at the RMN…gray’s credibility on climatology simply doesn’t exists. He’s not a climatologist and his views have NEVER been peer-reviewed…making him irrelevant at best.

      Are all your sources this laughable?

    3. Mohican on October 15th, 2007 3:26 pm

      “We’ll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realize how foolish it was,”

      It’s worse that that Dr. Gray… no one remembers who won the Nobel price a couple of years ago…so it may be that we won’t look back on this after all. And this is good news for Al, because soon, no one will remember the outcome of election 2000.
      “gray’s credibility on climatology simply doesn’t exists.”

      I agree jay…since Gore is a climatologist, we should believe on this effort constructed to portray him as candidate of principles and to develop regret amongst those of us that voted against him.

    4. jay on October 15th, 2007 4:11 pm

      Gore is simply delivering the conclusions of nearly every single peer-reviewed, field-appropriate scientist on the planet. He’s a spokesperson…who cares if he’s a climatologist or not?

    5. SteveDinMD on October 15th, 2007 9:01 pm

      For all this “peer-reviewed” nonsense, let it be known that the Earth’s current inter-glacial period (technically known as the Holocine Epoch) has witnessed a general warming trend since the Pleistocene Epoch. Yes, global warming is real, and it’s been going on almost continuously for the past 10,000 to 15,000 years. How nice it is of Al Gore to finally notice! To what, though, does Al and his peer-reviewed worthies ascribe PREHISTORIC global warming? It certainly couldn’t have been caused by industrial processes. The simple and obvious fact is that over its long geologic history, the Earth has regularly experienced profound climate changes, and exactly NONE of them were caused by human beings. Such is the case now. Natural and unalterable climate factors vastly outweigh humans influence on the system, rendering it inconsequential.

    6. Miss-Underestimated on October 16th, 2007 11:33 am

      5. Steve, you nailed it. This is basically out of our control. We have been thawing since the ice age. Granted pollution does not help, like flying around in personal jets, polluting streams and lakes for your own profit, or heating and cooling homes large enough to house an entire blood line. (Do as I say not as I do)

      The great thaw has been on us since the great thaw.

    7. SteveDinMD on October 16th, 2007 7:22 pm

      Frankly, I’m amazed by all the hoopla attendant to the Nobel Peace Prize. It can only be due to the fact that most people don’t understand it or its (in)significance. What does the prize represent? In short, it represents the collective judgement of exactly 5 Norwegians who were selected for that duty by their country’s parliament — Big Deal.

    8. Kay Zee Ess on October 16th, 2007 7:47 pm

      What is the deal here? Gore didn’t win alone, he was co-winner with the IPCC. Whether or not I agree, this is typical arrogance on the side of the liberal press yet again.

      I’m surprised that the conservatives haven’t jumped on this one, as they would be right to point out he is a co-winner, not the only winner.

      Oh, well.

    9. on October 16th, 2007 9:44 pm

      well let see, I do remember that Jimmy Peanut Carter and Arafat were previous Nobel prize winners. Anything else I need to know about it?

      Next, to add to Steve’s comment, what is fascinating is that the last earth’s cooling happen during none other than during the height of the American Industrial Revolution.

      And as the Arctic melts, Antarctic is freezing!

    10. Kay Zee Ess on October 16th, 2007 10:59 pm

      From what I am led to believe, the whole solar system is experiencing a rise in temperature. What’s up with that?

    11. SteveDinMD on October 16th, 2007 11:25 pm

      Truth be told, perhaps the deadliest climate change in historic times was the brief (geologically speaking) period of global COOLING between approximately A.D. 1250 and A.D. 1950, commonly known as the Little Ice Age. This was a time of scarcity and famine in much of the world, especially Europe, and many calamities have been attributed to this colder climate. Chief among these calamities was the Black Death pandemic beginning in the 14th Century that killed upwards of 1/3 of the population of Eurasia.

      Greenland makes a convenient Little Ice Age case study. The island was given its name in the 10th Century by its Norse discoverers because the land was truly “GREEN.” The glaciers that currently dominate Greenland’s geography were much less extensive at that time, and there existed lush grasslands that covered coastal areas and much of southern Greenland, on which Norse settlers thrived for centuries by grazing their livestock. By the late 13th to early 14th Century, things had changed. Cooler temperatures and shorter growing seasons produced less grass to sustain the settlers’ herds, and Greenland went into permanent decline as the human population suffered from ever increasing deprivation, until finally the island was depopulated of Europeans sometime during the 15th Century. It was only in the aftermath of this depopulation that Greenland’s glaciers eventually reached their current size (and beyond).

      Which, then, is more to be feared, global warming or global cooling? Each poses it own threat, it would seem. Neither, though, appears within man’s grasp to influence. We can only adapt to what the geologic future has in store for us.

    12. waterboy (Jerry) on November 17th, 2007 11:09 pm

      I loved the picture that was circulating around the gun clubs when Al Gore was running for President. It showed Al with the butt of an M-16 stuck in the mud and Al was resting his chin right against the muzzle. The caption read, “Would you trust your gun rights to this man?”

      Same thing. Al Gore in his 16 room mansion with extra wide toilet seats to fit his over feed butt, telling the rest of the world they need to control their use of fossil fuels. Makes me want to go out and light up the old bar-b-q pit and use lots and lots of mesquite wood.


    13. Global Warming? NOAA: Coolest Winter for US & World Since 2001 … Weather Channel Founder Wants to Sue Al Gore for Fraud | Scared Monkeys on March 14th, 2008 11:06 am

      [...] Nobel Peace Prize? Dr William Gray Calls Al Gore’s Global Warming Theories Ridiculous Share This [...]

    14. Achtung on January 6th, 2010 11:05 pm

      @chiren I don’t think you get the point of this

    15. Eyesky on November 1st, 2010 8:07 pm

      Al gore made money from all of his speeches about his theory of global warming.

      Al’s own mentor refuted later thru his findings that human has very little impact to the cause of global warming but Al disappointed with this u-turn called his mentor a senile old man.

      Global warming may occured in 20 or so years but so is global cooling. It’s cyclical. Of course, I’m not qualified to make that assertion. Just because I don’t have a degree on the subject doesn’t make me wrong. So does Gray and doesn’t mean it is right for Al Gore.

    16. Global Warming Debunked | Education In America on June 14th, 2012 12:05 am

      [...] [xviii] “Nobel Peace Prize? Dr. William Gray Calls Al Gore’s Global Warming Theories Ridiculous.” Scared Monkeys. 15 Oct. 2007. Web. 2 Jun. 2012 .… [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Support Scared Monkeys! make a donation.

    • NEWS (breaking news alerts or news tips)
    • Red (comments)
    • Dugga (technical issues)
    • Dana (radio show comments)
    • Klaasend (blog and forum issues)
    E-mail It