Dr William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, has called 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)