what some call magnanimous predictions but here is one: within just three, five, maybeeight years, he says, the world will begin to cool again. So, in a world where scientificmeteorology’s nascent birth was a mere 100 plus years ago Bill Gray deserves hisopinion.If Bill gray seems magnanimous in posture perhaps its due to his effort to be heard abovethe racket from the media. Time magazine recently declared that Earth looks like a planetthat is sick. Vanity Fair published a "worst-case scenario" photo illustration of Manhattandrowned by an 80-foot sea-level rise, the skyscrapers poking up from what has become part of the Atlantic Ocean. Coincidentally Time magazine named Professor KerryEmanuel one of the 100 most influential people for 2006 for his latest research.Professor Kerry Emanuel was known for yeas as a centrist on questions of climate changeand hurricane ferocity. All of that changed when he published in the journal
weeks before hurricane Katrina an article claiming links between global warming andhurricanes. The increased intensity of hurricanes was to be attributed to warmer oceanscaused by the greenhouse effect.Kerry Emanuel, a meteorologist and hurricane expert from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said warming had occurred "much too fast to ascribe to any natural processwe know about."
"His paper has had a fantastic impact on the policy debate," said Stephen Schneider, aclimatologist at Stanford. This impact has mainly been the lending of his credentialsto the debate from a notable conservative scientist.