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Saturday, April 7, 2007

Gray: Gore is a 'gross alarmist'

Another respected scientist has criticized Al Gore:

A top hurricane forecaster has called former US vice president Al Gore “a gross alarmist” for making his Oscar-winning documentary about global warming, 'An Inconvenient Truth'.

“He’s one of these guys that preaches the end-of-the-world type of things. I think he’s doing a great disservice and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Dr William Gray said.


Gray, an emeritus professor at the atmospheric science department at Colorado State University, has long disputed the theory that heat-trapping gases generated by human activity are causing the world to warm.

Over the past 24 years, Gray, 77, has become known as America’s most reliable hurricane forecaster. Recently Philip Klotzbach, whom Gray mentored, has begun doing the bulk of the forecasting work.

Gray’s statements came the same day the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change approved a report that concluded the world would face dire consequences to food and water supplies, along with increased flooding and other dramatic weather events, unless nations adapted to climate change.

Rather than global warming, Gray believes a recent uptick in strong hurricanes is part of a multi-decade trend of alternating busy and slow periods related to ocean circulation patterns.

Update: John Hinderaker exposes the bias in the above article and the media's constant trick of misrepresenting the position of those who oppose the global warming theorists in Media Bias: How it works.

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