Hurricane forecaster calls Gore “gross alarmist”

In an article posted on WWL-TV in New Orleans on April 6, Dr. William Gray, the prominent hurricane forecaster, took aim at Al Gore’s global warming predictions and was quoted as calling him “a gross alarmist.”

Dr. Gray also made news in his final presentation that same day at the National Hurricane Conference in the city still stricken by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. In his speech Dr. Gray dismissed the linkage of hurricane activity to global warming and said that climate change was mostly due to ocean circulation patterns.

Gray and his forecasting team are predicting a very active hurricane season this year — 17 named storms, with nine of those becoming hurricanes.