Skip to comments.The Tempest: A handful of skeptics maintain that Global Warming is a hoax
Posted on 05/28/2006 5:32:49 AM PDT by billorites
IT SHOULD BE GLORIOUS TO BE BILL GRAY, professor emeritus. He is often called the World's Most Famous Hurricane Expert. He's the guy who, every year, predicts the number of hurricanes that will form during the coming tropical storm season. He works on a country road leading into the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, in the atmospheric science department of Colorado State University. He's mentored dozens of scientists. By rights, Bill Gray should be in deep clover pausing only to collect the occasional lifetime achievement award.
He's a towering figure in his profession and in person. He's 6 feet 5 inches tall, handsome, with blue eyes and white hair combed straight back. He's still lanky, like the baseball player he used to be back at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington in the 1940s. When he wears a suit, a dark shirt and tinted sunglasses, you can imagine him as a casino owner or a Hollywood mogul. In a room jammed with scientists, you'd probably notice him first.
He's loud. His personality threatens to spill into the hallway and onto the chaparral. He can be very charming.
But he's also angry. He's outraged.
He recently had a public shouting match with one of his former students. It went on for 45 minutes.
He was supposed to debate another scientist at a weather conference, but the organizer found him to be too obstreperous, and disinvited him.
Much of his government funding has dried up. He has had to put his own money, more than $100,000, into keeping his research going. He feels intellectually abandoned. 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.
Which is this: Global warming is a hoax.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
If a lie is repeated often and loudly enough, it will become the truth.
Just out of curiosity, I did a little research on CO2 in soda. If Global Warming is a real threat, immediately outlaw all sodas. The CO2 is manufactured (not natural) and the amounts are very significant. Every burp you make is a nail in our coffin.
Down with DIET COKE! Down with Mt. Dew! Away, Pepsi Killers!
More than one ho?
Maybe this wil help you decide.
Al Gore believes frvently in Global Warming.
Has Al Gore ever been right?/About Anything?
Now taking into account that even a broken clock is right twice a day, Do we really want to rely on people like Al Gore to determine the way we live?
That is a profound insight but "hoaz" should be spelled properly for it to make sense -HOSE!
spelled like a muslim hooker?
Hey, they put the X and Z right next to each other on my keyboard.
Our Friend CO2
Ten years ago, Fred Smith says, the Competitive Enterprise Institute had contributions from companies across the board in the petroleum industry. It still gets money from Exxon Mobil, the biggest and most hard-line oil company on the climate change issue, but many of its donors have stopped sending checks.
"They've joined the club."
The club of believers in global warming.
The executives don't understand "resource economics." They lack faith in the free market to solve these issues. And they go to cocktail parties and find out that everyone thinks they're criminals.
"Or their kids come home from school and say, 'Daddy, why are you killing the planet?'"
Smith never sounds morose, though. He's peppy. He thinks his side is still winning the debate. Look at the polls: Americans don't care about global warming.
He'd like to get people believing once again in good old-fashioned industrial activity. CEI has created a new public-service TV spot. Smith and several colleagues gather round as we watch it on a computer monitor. The ad begins with images of people picnicking in Central Park on a beautiful day. A child is shown blowing the seeds of a dandelion. A woman's voice, confident, reassuring, says that all these people are creating something that's all around us:
"It's called carbon dioxide," she says, "CO2."
There's an image of an impoverished woman hacking the ground with a hand tool.
"The fuels that produce CO2 have freed us from a life of backbreaking labor."
We see kids jumping out of a minivan. There are politicians out there who want to label CO2 as a pollutant, the narrator says. We return to the child blowing the dandelion seeds.
"Carbon dioxide: They call it pollution. We call it life."
Good grief! I learned in high school that we all exhale CO2. Global warming by CO2 is a joke.
It is Bush's fault.
Typical of the media and this article: quote an alarmist, invent a skeptic, convert the skeptic, ergo, the alarmist was right.
The article is a poor excuse for a debate or even feature on skeptics. But it nicely represents the media position: alarmism is mainstream and cool, skepticism is "fringe".
Nobody likes to get hoazed.
This is what my husband always says - why don't they ever talkabout the increase in land you can grow on!!
And I say, why is Greenland called Greenland - maybe it used to be green!!! (And farmable)
An interesting graph:
Check out the whole article, too.
Those of us trapped in 56K dialup HELL really appreciate it!
Comforting to hear there are expert skeptics out there. You go!
This is what drive all leftist drivel, shaping peer pressure.
I keep hearing this PSA on radio about heat waves, cold wave, drought, floods, tornadoes, and hurricanes and ending with don't you think the earth is warning us? Change earth to God and the leftist would be all over the ad.
Is hoaz hugh and series?
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