Last updated on: 3/1/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

William Gray, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University
Position:
Con to the question "Is Human Activity Primarily Responsible for Global Climate Change?"
Reasoning:

“A high percentage of meteorologists and/or climate scientists do not agree that the climate changes we have seen are mostly manmade. Thousands of us think the larger part of the climate changes we have observed over the last century are of natural origin. I believe most of the changes that have been observed are due to multi-decadal and multi-century changes in deep global ocean currents. Such changes have yet to be properly incorporated into the global models or into most climate modelers’ thinking…

Many scientists believe a slightly warmer world would be, in general, more beneficial for humanity. The small changes in climate we have seen so far and the changes we will likely see in the coming decades are not potentially dangerous. It has been noted that vegetation growth is enhanced by higher CO2 levels…

[T]he global climate models will never be able to replicate the complex global atmosphere/ocean environment and its continuing changes…

We should all call out faulty science wherever we see it, including the blind belief (without any evidence beyond the faulty models) that humans are largely responsible for climate change.”

“MIT Professor’s Climate Change Op-Ed Proven False,” globalwarmingheartland.org, Apr. 7, 2010

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of climate. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the study of climate.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Head, Tropical Meteorology Project, Colorado State University
  • Faculty Member, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 1961-2016
  • Former Fellow, American Meteorological Society
  • Former Global Warming Expert, Heartland Institute
  • Professor Emeritus, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University
  • Recipient, Neil Frank Award, National Hurricane Conference, 1995
  • Recipient, Banner I. Miller and Jule Charney Awards, American Meteorological Society, 1993
  • Former weather forecaster, US Air Force
Education:
  • PhD, University of Chicago, 1964
  • MS, Meteorology, University of Chicago, 1959
  • BA, George Washington University, 1952
Contact Info:
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Email
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Website
Colorado State University Obituary
Other:
  • He passed away on Apr. 16, 2016
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Pro & Con Quotes: Is Human Activity Primarily Responsible for Global Climate Change?