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.
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
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
“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 (email@example.com) is professor emeritus at Colorado
State University, a Charney Award recipient, and a fellow of the
American Meteorological Society.
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