Monday, October 15, 2007

"The human impact on the atmosphere is simply too small..."

One of the world's foremost meteorologists has called the theory that helped Al Gore share the Nobel Peace Prize "ridiculous" and the product of "people who don't understand how the atmosphere works".

Dr. William Gray, a pioneer in the science of seasonal hurricane forecasts, told a packed lecture hall at the University of North Carolina that humans were not responsible for the warming of the earth.

"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."

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

"It bothers me that my fellow scientists are not speaking out against something they know is wrong," he said. "But they also know that they'd never get any grants if they spoke out. I don't care about grants."

"We'll look back on all of this in 10 or 15 years and realise how foolish it was," Dr Gray said.


Anonymous said...

We should work on this problem now. We can't just let a fire alarm go off and take the batteries out and ignore the fire. The alarm is telling us something, we need to take action!

Anonymous said...

Well, if a house is 95% burnt, do you call the fire department or go get some marshmallows?

I read that the human impact is less than 5%, and only gets that high if you include CO2 AND water vapor. If we bust our @$$es and reduce by 20%, that's only 1% over all. Of course, like my coworker said, "If everybody could do math there'd be no liberals."

The funny thing about the movie with the "inventor of the Internet" is that he never got down to numbers- he just pointed out trends but never provided a corollary. This whole thing is a big scam and a big business. As long as we don't get bilked in our taxes I'm cool with letting idiots piss away time, money and effort chasing vapor trails. There's no shortage of double-digit IQ holders on this planet. It's just another example which proves that the movie Idiocracy was not a comedy about the future but rather a documentary about today.