Saturday, April 07, 2007

For the Love of Disaster, II

Alexander Hamilton's biographer, Ron Chernow, wrote of him [p.473]:
As always [Hamilton's] easily alarmed mind dwelled on dire outcomes.
His political descendants today continue to develop evil conspiracy hypotheses and disaster scenarios. It is curious that they don't fear that their fears are true: they demand they are true. For example, Dr. William M. Gray is is one of America's most distinguished climatologists. He is Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU), and head of the Tropical Meteorology Project at CSU's Department of Atmospheric Sciences and a pioneer in the science of forecasting hurricanes. He is a skeptic of Gore-style global warming and some might find that reassuring. Not the AP, however. They wrote an article yesterday smearing him as "railing" against the "mainstream." The reporter, Cain Burdeau, couldn't even be bothered to get his facts straight about Dr. Gray's statements on the subject.

Separately, the disaster/conspiracy advocates on the left-blogosphere fell for a fake photograph, created as an April Fool's joke/company promo, and spun elaborate theories over alleged misdeeds of Karl Rove.

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