The Price Of Telling The Truth In Al Gore’s World

Dr. Bill Gray from CSU correctly predicted the hiatus 20 years ago, and was rewarded by VP Al Gore by having his long-time NOAA funding cut off.

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In 1996, CSU’s Bill Gray predicted weak cooling for the next 20-30 years.

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His forecast was spot on.

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Wood for Trees: Interactive Graphs

Hurricanes spiked shortly after Bill made his forecast.

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Bill’s reward for extreme competence and forecasting accuracy, was to be ostracized by the climate science community and have his funding cut off by Al Gore.  (Meanwhile, people like James Hansen have received huge amounts of funding and acclaim for spreading junk science and disastrously poor predictions.)

Bill Gray is a man of unwavering principle, and has self-funded his efforts to get the truth out about global warming for decades. Bill’s wife Nancy (who passed away in 2001) was mayor of Fort Collins in the early 1980’s, and was largely responsible for setting up the great set of bike trails which I use several times every day when I am in Fort Collins.

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59 Responses to The Price Of Telling The Truth In Al Gore’s World

  1. philjourdan says:

    Dr. Brown at Duke had an excellent article over at WUWT – how anyone in any science, if they are to get grants, must mention AGW in their work. It really has nothing to do with science, just politics.

    • nielszoo says:

      … added to that I was poking around in NASA’s current satellite missions and LAGEOS-2 is about the only one that doesn’t mention “climate” in it’s mission. (Probably because a ball covered with reflectors orbiting the planet can’t have it’s data adjusted… no data.) Every other mission statement is about the catastrophe our planet can only avoid if we launch another $500 million dollar suite of instruments to track frog droppings in lower Borneo in order to estimate how many of them Mankind’s destruction of climate stasis has killed.

    • KTM says:

      Every scientist wants to publish in the top journals, which for biomedical science are Nature and Science. In my own field, the last research papers that landed in these journals were 2005 and 1998, respectively.

      Stories about how climate change could impact this same field of research are published in these journals regularly, the latest being 2007 and March 2014, respectively.

      It’s a pretty sad state of affairs when actual science is rejected in favor of this kind of politically motivated speculation.

    • darrylb says:

      Go past Go, Say climate warming and collect $200,000.

    • omanuel says:

      My visit to the USSR in 1980 helped prepare me for the future.

  2. omanuel says:

    Thank you for this tribute to a great scientist.

    I do not know when, but ultimately the ancient scriptures will again be confirmed:

    “Truth is victorious, never untruth.”

  3. Ben Vorlich says:

    Both Gray and Gore will be remembered in the future, one as an honourable scientist the other as a sleazy money grabbing political slimeball.

  4. geran says:

    Compare Gray’s forecast with AGW (IPCC, NASA, NOAA, etc.) 25, or more, model forecasts. BIG difference in accuracy!

    • stpaulchuck says:

      compare with this (later) paper which also guts the AGW scam
      ‘Testing An Astronomically Based Decadal-Scale Empirical Harmonic Climate Model vs. The IPCC (2007) General Circulation Climate Models’ by Nicola Scafetta, PhD

  5. BallBounces says:

    And some people still insist science is apolitical.

  6. Eliza says:

    My take on AGW is that its on its dying legs. No one really gives a horse#### about the subject anymore. I bet there will not be any more IPCC reports or it will be reduced to a one man office somewhere in Asuncion, Paraguay. Most young people don’t care anymore or have awoken to the scam. Unfortunately both pro and anti AGW sites will slowly fade away. Ironically it suits the Skeptic sites that AGW continues full throttle to be able to exist!! LOL

    • Your view is tempting, however in actual fact the funding for AGW “research” is increasing geometrically. And polls have shown that while most adults reject the “science”, they are still willing to support more government interference in energy supply and consumption, which will of course necessitate higher taxes and more bans on this or that behavior.

      As has always been the case throughout U.S. history, we applaud conservative rhetoric, but we continue inexorably to vote for Marxist policies and programs.


      • darrylb says:

        Eight miles from where I am sitting at home, the 50th annual Nobel Conference is once again taking place at Gustavus Adolphus College right now. The usual obligatory ‘Climate Change’ remarks have already been delivered even though it is not the topic of the conference.
        I have to agree with Richard. It will not be on its dying legs until the money quits flowing, and the alarmists are the gatekeepers of the money as well as the avenues to publish. Precisely what Ike warned about.

        • Yep… a continually increasing flow of money means the voices of Climate Change GROW, despite cooler or flat temperatures…

          Look, check out Huff Po… every few days … or a week at most we get fanatical stories about extreme earth events linked to Climate Change… most recently the California Drought, Sea Level rise on the East Coast, Walrus’s flailing on the beaches of Alaska, and Big Ocean Waves in the Arctic…

          ALL of this is old news, has happened before, and is ‘normal’ … yet Climate Idiots and Propagandists push this forth as evidence of Mankind destroying the planet via CO2…
          More Central Control, more taxes, and more limits on energy will not cease…

    • Gail Combs says:

      Once politically awake, I do not think all skeptic sites will fade. Too many watchful eyes are now open.

      • I wish you were right…

        Unfortunately our K-12 Schools, Universities, Academia, and Journalism are full on pushing Climate Change… and its accelerating…

        • Menicholas says:

          They can lie to the children all they want, but children are remarkably resistant to being told what to think, as long as they have the opportunity to hear that other views exist.
          We cannot have a technological society in which the methods of science are not taught to students. So, eventually all the indoctrination will prove a waste of time.
          And nothing makes a person more angry than finding out they have been duped and played for a fool.
          For a recent, large scale and real life example of the above, consider how effective was the force fed indoctrination of generations of people raised under the various communist regimes post WWII.

  7. Louis Hooffstetter says:

    Scientists are seekers of knowledge (truth). They gain insight by following the scientific method, a series of simple steps that emphasize experimental data and reproducibility of results:

    Ask a question.
    Conduct background research.
    Formulate a hypothesis.
    Test your hypothesis through experimentation.
    Analyze your empirical data objectively & draw conclusions.
    Communicate your results.
    Share your data and methods so others can replicate your results.

    Government funded “Climatologists” are not scientists:
    They substitute models for experiments, they don’t use empirical data, their conclusions are not objective, and they refuse to share their data and methods.

    Dr. Gray is a true scientist.
    That’s why they hate him.
    And that’s why he’s one of my heros.

  8. John F. Hultquist says:

    Eliza uses the phrase “Most young people …”
    Two interesting aspects about this:
    1. young people: The high school graduates of 2014, say 17 & 18 years of age, have not experienced global warming (whatever that is) and severe storms in the US (a least) have not been a big issue during their HS years. The storm named Sandy is an exception but the odd set of circumstances involved were apparent to anyone. The movie, An Inconvenient Truth, AIT came in 2006 and Earth since then has not gone with the script.

    2. No longer young: A person would have had to have been born in the early 1970s to have experienced and been aware of the GW movement at its height. A 1973 birth date would make a person 15 when James Hansen’s Senate testimony was given and about 25 for the Big El Niño of 1998. Those once young folks are now in their early 40s, say 41 or 42, and most have moved on, have a family, and are more interested in their grand kids and/or the retirement savings, and the once new house that needs a new roof.

    • Perception is Reality…

      Unfortunately the Media, Schools, and Big Official Government Agencies whom we are supposed to trust all push Climate Change… caused by Mankind… a friend of mine who’s genius level recently said.. “Who am I to believe? NASA or some guy’s Blog?? You really think ALL those Scientists are lying??”… that’s what we’re up against..

      • Gail Combs says:

        The other day I got lectured by a freshman in high school as to why CAGW was a hoax, so there is hope yet.

  9. richard says:

    In a normal world Dr Gray would have become the go to person for accurate info on the climate.

  10. Eric Simpson says:

    We got this article out from New Scientist: The world is warming faster than we thought.

    Right. This is what we are getting from the lelfist msm and the leftist science press. Now, it’s not funny how they twist things as the report was a few days ago that ARGO is showing zero evidence of the deep oceans taking up “the missing heat.” An excerpt: “It’s worse than we thought. Scientists may have hugely underestimated the extent of global warming because temperature readings from southern hemisphere seas were inaccurate.”

    Ok, even if they had a leg to stand on on this, there is no mention at all of the 18 year “pause” in warming or hiatus, not even a single sentence in passing to put the whole thing in proper context. This is a most despicable tendentious leftist “journalism.”

  11. Gail Combs says:

    The left is gambling they will win. More important the scientific journals and the science departments in Universities are gambling they will win.

    CAGW has been front page news for decades.

    If we have major cooling as some think all the spin in the world is not going to convince people whose heating costs are sky rocketing and who parents have had to move in with them that CAGW isn’t a HOAX, a money grubbing scam. The politicians will then throw the scientists under the bus with a “We were mislead by ….”

    With luck there will be a massive out cry and a demand for funding cuts to the specific scientists and the universities who were part of the hoax.

  12. tom0mason says:

    Come 2020 and Bill Gray will still be known to only a few as a great scientist.
    And by then the same scamaters will be pitching camp around the next big thing – global cooling. Don’t worry too much though as the UN-IPCC will have by that time desided that it is still all your fault, your CO2 did it, and you will pay again.

  13. Tel says:

    Money can’t buy integrity, but money can buy a lot of publicity to make it difficult for people with integrity to be heard.

    It is getting more and more difficult to hide the decline. The Internet never forgets, plenty of alarmist predictions to remind them about.

    • “The Internet never forgets”

      Oh, if only that were true!

      • Gail Combs says:


        You would be amazed at the amount of information that is “disappeared” or worst is changed but left with the same date. We went nuts with that problem during the ‘Farm Wars’ Unfortunately it helped make us look like complete nutters. (We did not know the ins and outs of taking screen shots)

  14. How did AlGore cut it’s funding?

    • Gail Combs says:

      Al Gore moved out of Green Energy link

      Other than that, Al Gore is untouchable. There was an investigation of V.P. Gore and Maurice Strong over the scam Molten Metal Tech. but nothing came of it.

      • How do we know that Al Gore was responsible for removing grant money from Dr. Bill Gray. Links?

        • Gore invited Gray to participate in a global warming meeting in 1993. Gray told him he was a skeptic and might not be what he was looking for. His funding got cut off right after that.

          I don’t have a link to the conversation I had in Bill Gray’s office.

  15. ok! Wow! So Gore used is influence to cut his funding… in 1993… and he calculated this in 1996. So I am assuming he did this research on his own time?

    • omanuel says:

      It is not unusual for real scientists to do research on their own time. Most academic research was done that way before WWII.

      Consensus “science” emerged right after WWII, together with consensus funding decisions.

    • Dr. Gray has been self-funded since 1993, despite being one of the best respected and most sought-after hurricane forecasters in the world.

      • inMAGICn says:


        • Gail Combs says:


          It is what usually happens to people with honesty and integrity whether in Academia or in Industry.

          Team Players ONLY wanted. If they find out you worked for yourself or if you had more than 6 months without a job you are also an ‘Untouchable’

  16. John F. Hultquist says:

    Simon Filiatrault sounds very troll like or very new to the antics of Al G. This makes good reading for those with little to do late at night:
    This was posted in Oct. 2008* (charts and so on will be dated)
    Ed Blick, Ph. D.
    * 54 years experience. Author of 150 publications in engineering, meteorology &
    medicine (cardiology), and two engineering textbooks. Co-developer of a medical blood
    pressure patent. Inventor of the Strouhal Strummer windmill .

    • omanuel says:

      Thank you for the link to Ed Blick’s insightful 2008 paper:

      I agree with his assessment of the UN’s central role in promoting deceptive government science.

    • John, this is not fair! Go read all I wrote in my blog and twitter… also, when Gore science fiction movie was shown in my kids schools, I fought with teacher and school board to stop this brainwashing and I had to show my kids that all this was make believe and they where being used for some other reason than saving the planet….

      When I read this post, which I liked… I did not find the source of information proving that Gore did what he did… So I asked.

      We are accusing the other side of ad hominum attacks when they are out of arguments… when I see “our” side do it… I ask for more info.

      I am a skeptic of everything and trying to keep both sides honest.

      @SimonFili on twitter

      Let me know if you still think I am a “troll”… I will dress accordingly on halloween. 😉

      • Juli Funk says:

        what are we going to do to stop the lies in the name of science keep learning the person who knows dose not and lives thru assumption to live in fear is to not live good post would like halloween pic to laugh is to live which is why I follow climate science better question why is climate models not able to see the cooling what is the model missing making it worthless

  17. policycritic says:

    Bill Gray has been MY HERO for the last 10 years.

  18. moose2k says:

    I have known Bill Gray for more than 20 years and speak with him on a monthly basis. He’s a brilliant man and still does research. I value his friendship and wisdom, a meteorological treasure. Had the pleasure of meeting Mrs Gray a couple of years before she passed, they were a perfect match.

  19. John says:

    In 1996 he predicted weak cooling ?
    That certainly turned out wrong !

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