Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Global Warming... or Global Cooling..?

"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." (source)

Last night I watched the video clip in the Glenn Beck special advertisement that is currently in the sidebar (Exposed: Climate of Fear), and now I really am excited to watch the special. The video highlights the fact that not even thirty years ago the NYT and other prominent newspapers were saying we were headed for a Global Freeze and asking whether humanity would survive. You should watch the clip...it's really, really telling...

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