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October 15, 2007

It's Official: Al Gore Now The Equal of Jimmy Carter

A dubious honor:

Via Newsbusters.

They also note that Al Gore has apparently done more for peace than, say, a woman who rescued 2500 children from the Holocaust. Sounds about right.

And on global warming, CNN takes the official position that the judge who ruled Al Gore's movie was erroneous and biased is all wet, while a crotchety meterologist has had enough of the silliness:

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."

...

Dr Gray, whose annual forecasts of the number of tropical storms and hurricanes are widely publicised, said a natural cycle of ocean water temperatures - related to the amount of salt in ocean water - was responsible for the global warming that he acknowledges has taken place.

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 realise how foolish it was," Dr Gray said.

There's more at the link. He says a lot scientists know all this crap is nonsense but also know they can't speak out against it, as they'd never get a grant again.


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