Last night was bittersweet for me. It was great watching Climate Hustle, but I was saddened that I wasn’t watching it with my friend and hero Dr. Bill Gray, who passed away three weeks ago. Besides being a legendary figure in tropical meteorology and hurricane forecasting, Dr. Gray was the first and strongest voice against Al Gore’s climate scam. Bill had his NOAA research funding cut off by Gore in 1993 over his skeptical views, and self-funded his research for the past 23 years, rather than submit to global warming extortion.
Bill would have loved the movie.
February 25, 2015
William M. Gray
Dept. of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1371
970-xxx-xxxx or 970-xxx-xxxx
Senator James Inhofe
Chair of US Senate Environment & Public Works Committee
205 Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC 20510-3603
Dear Senator Inhofe,
I have been closely following the AGW issue since the 1980s. If you are planning to hold any Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearings on the Climate Change issue, I strongly recommend that you invite Mr. Tony Heller who is the author of the website Real Science under the pen name of Steve Goddard.
Tony Heller has been indefatigable at creating and keeping a very active website (going on nearly 10 years) with many new entries nearly every day. This is all done on his own time with little or no financial backing. He is amazing in his dedication to the need to bring truth to the various temperature trends of the meteorological observational networks. His blog is unique in:
- Showing how nearly every recent weather and climate extreme we have been observing has also been observed in the past – there is thus nothing new, special or distinctive about the recent US and global extreme weather events.
- Demonstrating how surface temperature data from the US and at many other foreign locations is being systematically and incorrectly altered to make the older data colder and the recent data warmer. These changes are being made with the purpose of showing greater upward temperature increases than those really occurring. Nobody else has as many data documentation examples of these discrepancies as does Heller. He shows how NASA, NOAA and a number of foreign weather services have been altering data to show larger than observed upward warming curves. This is directed to obtaining a better justification of the AGW hypothesis. This data alteration needs to be brought to the public’s attention..
- Tony Heller has unique talents in the computer field with 30 years of working experience. It is his special computer skills that have allowed him to find and dig into the historical meteorological data sets from the US and around the world and compare original observations of surface temperatures with recent weather service reports. He is most unique in his data discrepancy findings.
- Heller’s Real Science website is completely free of any government, corporation, environmental, or NCO sponsorship. He runs his blog on his own time and own support except for some small and modest donations from his web readership. These contributions are far short of covering his costs. Heller is completely independent of any sponsoring group.
I strongly recommend that you give serious consideration to have Tony Heller as a witness on any future hearing you may be holding on the topic of global warming. Thank you for hearing me out.
William M. Gray
(see www.tropical.atmos.colostate.edu for Gray Project background information)