Article Offers Insights on Politics of Global Warming

In a post yesterday, Bob McCarty Writes highlighted an Associated Press interview of noted hurricane forecasting expert Dr. William Gray. Today, we offer some “recommended reading” about Gray.

In an Sept. 9, 2005, DISCOVER Magazine article, Gray is asked questions about his hurricane-prediction research at Colorado State University, about global warming and about how politics involved in global warming effectively dried up funding for his research.

Below is an example of the exchange between DISCOVER Magazine writer Kathy A. Svitil and Dr. Gray:

Svitil: You don’t believe global warming is causing climate change?

Gray: No. If it is, it is causing such a small part that it is negligible. I’m not disputing that there has been global warming. There was a lot of global warming in the 1930s and ’40s, and then there was a slight global cooling from the middle ’40s to the early ’70s. And there has been warming since the middle ’70s, especially in the last 10 years. But this is natural, due to ocean circulation changes and other factors. It is not human induced.

If you have any doubts about whether Al Gore’s brand of man-made global warming is real or just a means to a financial windfall for the former vice president and his backers, the “insider” view provided by this article should make things clear for you.

Hurricane Expert Calls Gore ‘Gross Alarmist’

Bob McCarty Writes has been monitoring expert opinions about Al Gore and his crusade to inform the world about his pet project, global warming. Today, we offer another report, this one from Associated Press in New Orleans, that includes a top hurricane forecaster calling Gore “a gross alarmist” before applying a religious title to the former vice president:

“He’s one of these guys that preaches the end of the world type of things. I think he’s doing a great disservice and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Dr. William Gray said in an interview with The Associated Press at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans, where he delivered the closing speech.

Gray’s comments dovetail with those in a Bob McCarty Writes post April 3. That post included an excerpt from a New York Sun article in which Murray Energy Corporation CEO Bob Murray was quoted as calling Al Gore a “shaman of global doom and gloom” and saying Gore is “more dangerous than his global warming.”

We hailed Murray’s comments as confirmation by an independent third party of what was first reported in a Bob McCarty Writes post March 11. Under the headline, Environmentalism is a Religion and Al Gore is its Leader, we exposed Gore as Reverend Gore, spiritual leader of an super-secretive cult known as The Warmin’ Church.

A fast-growing and non-denominational worldwide body, The Warmin’ Church bills itself as a Global Warming Ministry and teaches an odd mix of global warming theology. While adhering to a single mantra – “The Inconvenient Truth shall set you free!” – members turn to two sources for answers to questions about the faith: One is a Gore-authored book, The Book of Warmin’, while the second is an Academy Award-winning documentary, an inconvenient truth, in which Gore plays the starring role.

How is the church growing? Some say they are crossing what has traditionally been a liberal line, the so-called “separation of church and state,” by carrying their faith-based message into public schools, libraries and other government-funded institutions, including the United States Senate.