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American Meteorological Society Insults Members

19 Mar 09 - Professor emeritus William Gray is appalled at the American Meteorological Society's decision to honor James Hansen with its highest award - the Rossby Research Medal.

"I am appalled at this decision," says Gray, because of Hansen’s "long record of faulty global climate predictions" and "irresponsible alarmist rhetoric." "This award is an insult to the large number of AMS members who do not believe human activities are causing a significant amount of the global temperature increase."

“Hansen’s predictions of global warming before the U.S. Senate in 1988 have turned out to be very different from what has actually occurred, Gray continues. "He cannot explain why there has been no significant global warming over the past 10 years and a mild global cooling between 2001 and 2008."

“Most of the global warming we have observed is of natural origin and due to multi-decadal and multi-century changes in the globe’s deep ocean circulation resulting from salinity variations. These changes are not caused by carbon dioxide (CO2) increases.

Lack of Meteorological Knowledge

“Having little experience in practical meteorology, Hansen apparently does not realize the extraordinarily complex nature of the atmosphere-ocean climate system cannot be accurately reproduced by numerical climate model predictions. Thus Hansen’s modeling efforts are badly flawed."

AMS Hijacked, Tarnished

“We AMS members have allowed a small group of AMS administrators, climate modelers, and CO2 warming sympathizers to maneuver the internal workings of our society to support anthropogenic global warming (AGW) policies irrespective of what our rank-and-file members might think. This small, organized group of AGW sympathizers has hijacked our society.

Debate Stifled

“The climate modelers and their supporters deny the need for open debate of the AGW question, claiming the issue has already been settled by their model results. They take this view because they know the physics within their models and the long range of their forecast periods are unlikely to withstand knowledgeable and impartial review. Thus they simply will not debate the issue.

“To forestall criticism they have resorted to a general denigration of all those who do not support their AGW hypothesis, falsely and maliciously denouncing them as tools of the fossil-fuel industry.

What Working Meteorologists Say

“My interactions over the years with a broad segment of AMS members have indicated a majority do not agree humans are the primary cause of global warming. These working meteorologists are too experienced and sophisticated to be hoodwinked by the lobbying of climate simulators and their associated propagandists.”

Bill Gray ( is professor emeritus at Colorado State University, a Charney Award recipient, and a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

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