Dr. William Gray Vaunted Meteorologist, Eminent Hurricane Expert, Towering Figure in Climatology

HE’S a DENIER! BURN HIM!!!” right after they finish reading this refreshing sort of “letter to the powers that be“. I’ll admit, it’s a doozy ~ in a delightful, thoroughly upbraiding sort of way.

On The Hijacking of the American Meteorological Society (AMS)

…The AMS Executive Director Keith Seitter and the other AMS higher-ups and the Council have not shown the scientific maturity and wisdom we would expect of our AMS leaders. I question whether they know just how far off-track the AMS has strayed since they foolishly took such a strong pro-AGW stance.

…The AMS should be acting as a facilitator for the scientific debate on the pro and con aspects of the AGW hypothesis, not to take a side in the issue. The AMS has not held the type of open and honest scientific debates on the AGW hypothesis which they should have. Why have they dodged open discussion on such an important issue? I’ve been told that the American Economic Society does not take sides on controversial economic issues but acts primarily to help in stimulating back and forth discussion. This is what the AMS should have been doing but haven’t.

James Hansen’s predictions of global warming made before the Senate in 1988 are turning out to be very much less than he had projected. He cannot explain why there has been no significant global warming over the last 10-12 years.

…I anticipate that we are going to experience a modest naturally-driven global cooling over the next 15-20 years. This will be similar to the weak global cooling that occurred between the early-1940s and the mid-1970s. It is to be noted that CO2 amounts were also rising during this earlier cooling period which were opposite to the expected CO2-temperature association…

8 Responses to “Dr. William Gray Vaunted Meteorologist, Eminent Hurricane Expert, Towering Figure in Climatology

  1. JeffS says:

    Very nice! Alas, you’re right, the religious fanatics will be grabbing their rope, fire wood, and matches over this one.

  2. nightfly says:

    Ah, global cooling! My old friend… it’s been ages.

    Maybe these things are really tied to the levels of fashion in the atmosphere. We had that 70’s nostalgia a few years ago, right – when fashion levels dropped precariously low? And now temperatures are following! SCIENCE!

  3. Dave E. says:

    Geez…if nightfly is right then all the terrorists need to do is bring back avocado and mustard colored appliances and we’re all doomed.

  4. Yojimbo says:

    Oh noes! Avocado and mustard colored appliances again! I ah, er, remember those, from afar, you understand.

    Slowly remove you hands from their proximity to the keyboard and move away from your computer……

  5. Dave E. says:

    All I have to say is…white dress shoes.

  6. aelfheld says:

    The warm-mongers will be in high dudgeon at having to take precious time away from fudging more figures.

  7. ricki says:

    Well, considering that the economy is in much the same crapper it was in the 70s, and some people have referred to the current president as The Second Coming Of Jimmy Carter, maybe global cooling is not so far out of line.

    Please, don’t let this mean that disco is coming back, though.

  8. JeffS says:

    What about bell bottom corduroy pants, Ricki? Are those OK?

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