department of Colorado State University. He's mentored dozens of scientists.
And he's outraged.
Much of his government funding has dried up. He has had to put more than
$100,000 of his own money into keeping his research going. “If none of his
colleagues comes to his funeral,” he says, “that'll be evidence that he had the
courage to say what they were afraid to admit.”
Namely, that “global warming is a hoax.”
Gray has testified about this to the U.S. Senate. He has written magazine articles,
given speeches, done everything he could to get his message out.
"I've been in meteorology over 50 years,” says Gray. “I've worked damn hard,
and I've been around. My feeling is some of us older guys who've been around
have not been asked about this. It's sort of a baby-boomer, yuppie thing."
Gray believes in observations. Direct measurements. Numerical models can't be
trusted. Equation pushers with fancy computers aren't the equals of scientists who
fly into hurricanes.
“In just three, five, maybe eight years, says Gray, “the world will begin to cool
He is almost desperate to be heard. His time is short. He is 76 years old.
“Notice how, after rising steadily in the early 20th century, in 1940 the temperature
suddenly levels off. No— it goes down! For the next 35 years! If the planet is
getting steadily warmer because of Industrial Age greenhouse gases, why did it get
cooler when industries began belching out carbon dioxide at full tilt at the start of
World War II?
“Now look at the ice in Antarctica: Getting thicker in places!
“Sea-level rise? It's actually dropping around certain islands in the Pacific and
Gray has the honor of delivering the closing remarks at the National Hurricane
Conference in Orlando, Fla. He talks of global-warming foolishness, untrusty
numerical models, underappreciated ocean circulation, overly dramatized CO2
increases, the crazy complexity of the weather.
Unfortunately - and despicably - this article, which supposedly reports the
skeptics arguments, now veers off to the left, accusing Dr. Gray of being on
the "fringe," and dismissing him and M.I.T. professor Richard Lindzen as
being just simply part of the minority "Old Guard." The article conveniently
ignores the fact that 60 international climate-change experts recently signed
an open letter to Canada's Prime Minister disavowing the "fact" of global
warming. See Kyoto Pointless
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