Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Gray After Tomorrow

I'll make this quick.

Two things happened today which relate to global climate change; both prove that the world is indeed getting hotter.

First, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change approved the latest in a series of reports on the issue -- this one concluding that the world will begin to face serious consequences with its food and water supply, along with the usual dire weather events, should nations fail to adapt in ways that will help alleviate the overall output of greenhouse gases.

The IPCC is made up of 2,500 of the world's best scientists.

Second, Dr. William Gray of Colorado State University added his own special brand of hot air to the atmosphere by once again claiming that global warming is hokum and that Al Gore in particular is nothing more than a "gross alarmist." Speaking at this year's National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans (I'll give you a second to let the irony, literally, sink in), Gray said about Gore:

"He's one of these guys that preaches the end of the world type of things. I think he's doing the world a great disservice and he doesn't know what he's talking about."

Chances are you're wondering just what qualifications Dr. Gray himself has to stand so defiantly and confidently against the collective opinion of the world's leading environmental experts, and so combatively against the man who brought much of that opinion to the masses.

Well, Dr. William Gray is considered America's most reliable Hurricane Forecaster.

And he most certainly is -- but there's one very big catch.

Read on.

(Deus Ex Malcontent: Gray's Autonomy -- 8.8.06)

Needless to say, the 77-year-old Dr. Gray is the kind of antagonistic curmudgeon that dangerous idiots like Republican Senator James Inhofe latch onto like a life preserver when they claim that global warming is a hoax. (Inhofe himself has personally stated that the earth's environment could never go belly-up because Jesus simply wouldn't do that to his beloved children. I wish I were fucking kidding about this.) Once you read the link above though, you'll understand why having a guy like Dr. Gray in your corner during this fight is -- if you'll allow me to extend the analogy -- like criticizing someone's boxing technique and turning to Danny Bonaduce to back up your assessment.


RottweilerTOM said...

Don't mean to be dropping names but I trust my former professor F. Sherwood Rowland who DISCOVERED this fucking issue, won the Nobel Peace Prize because of it, over James Inhofe of Oklahoma. Another proof that Inhofe is a fucking MORON, an Exxon hack is that he comes from Oklahoma - home to another brilliant Senator, Coburn.

maxfox said...

You forgot the third recent incident that relates to global climate change, "After sitting through a weekend's worth of snow in Cleveland without playing a game that counted, the Indians finally got to play a home opener of sorts, beating the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 Tuesday night under the retractable roof at Milwaukee's Miller Park -- some 450 miles away from Jacobs Field."

Harry Doyle approves.

By the way, love the blog.

Paul said...

Here's something that surprises me:
The same group of people who, in general, feel that President Bush fought a war and killed 1000s of people for oil, refuse to believe that maybe Al Gore is exaggerating, even a little bit.
Of course Gore is turning up the heat on this issue, because he's making a lot of money off it, because his political ambitions are being aided by it, but mostly because he knows if he doesn't no one will pay attention.
Global warming is a serious problem, but it's not PROVEN how much of the problem is manmade and how much is naturally occuring and how fast this is actually happening.
I think Buffalo Springfield said it best "something is happening here, what it is ain't exact-uh-lee clear."

Chez said...

Actually, it's "There's something happening here..."

But why split hairs.

RottweilerTOM said...

hey Paulie Unsure:

Dude. The whole fucking genesis of this problem is because of MAN-MADE causes