It’s nice to finally see it in print.
Ocean currents to blame for warming: expert
The United States’ leading hurricane forecaster says global ocean currents, not human-produced carbon dioxide, are responsible for global warming. William Gray, a Colorado State University researcher, also said the Earth may begin to cool on its own in five to 10 years.
Speaking to a group of Republican MPs, Dr Gray had harsh words for researchers and politicians who said man-made greenhouse gases were responsible for global warming.
“They are blaming it all on humans, which is crazy,” he said. “We’re not the cause of it.”
Dr Gray said in the past 40 years the number of serious hurricanes making landfall on the US Atlantic coast had declined even though carbon dioxide levels had risen. He said increasing levels of carbon dioxide would not produce more, or stronger, hurricanes.
Dr Gray, 77, has long criticised the theory that heat-trapping gases generated by human activity are causing the world to warm.
Earlier this month, he dubbed former US vice-president and 2000 Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore “a gross alarmist” for making the Oscar-winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, which helped focus media attention on global warming.
Yesterday, Dr Gray said that politics and research into global warming had created “almost an industry” that had frightened the public and overwhelmed dissenting voices.
He said research arguing that humans were causing global warming was “mush” based on unreliable computer models that could not possibly take into account the hundreds of factors that influenced the weather.
He said little-understood ocean currents were behind a decades-long warming cycle, and disputed assertions that greenhouse gases could raise global temperatures as much as some scientists predicted.
“There’s no way that doubling CO2 is going to cause that amount of warming,” he said.
Dr Gray also said warming and cooling trends could not go on indefinitely and believed temperatures were beginning to level out after a very warm year in 1998.
“Dr.” Gray, and his asinine little “theory”, is complete bullshit.
It’s just like the bible…you can find words to backup whatever your believe is, taken out of context.
Plenty of well-known, respected scientists and such who back the reasons for global warming.
It’s also not a difficult search to find people who will claim WWII never existed, that the moonwalk was a complete fabrication, and that the world is flat.
There’s tons of theories about the cause of global warming and i must say i never believed the story that it was in fact humans that are causing it. Can’t say i have a lot of love for Al Gore either, arrogant fool coming to my country telling me that i need to be carefull about floods? where does the man get that attitude from, we’ve been living below sea level for ages, and have successfully protected ourselves against the worst possible storm nature can render. We live in harmony with the ocean and it is my firm believe that whatever mother nature throws at us, we’ll cope with it.
Besides, anyone with an electricity bill that’s high enough to support a small factory, needs to stfu
Of course that’s not to say that i don’t agree with kyoto for example, we ARE buring fossil fuels at a rather alarming rate and we really do need to do something to cut back on that…..
I’m not a scientist but I have my own theory about global warming. Put an inordinate number of tongues out there wagging about anything that crosses their owner’s mind and you develop a lot of friction. This friction causes heat. The heat warms things up. There’s your global warming.
That’s the cause. The solution? Having everyone just shut the hell up. Well, except for at Bama football games. :)
:mad: :sad: :!: :mrgreen: :neutral: :twisted: :shock: :???: :grin: :roll: HEY DOC UR PROBLY NOT EVEN A DOCTER and u no nothing about global warming however i am not a complete idiot and i no that al gore is gonna kik u in the back side