Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
A professor emeritus at Colorado State University who's a credentialed longtime member of the American Meteorological Society blasts the AMS for allowing a small band of administrators to "hijack" the group's mission in support of "climate change."
Bill Gray, on the website Climate Realists ( climaterealists.com ), writes of his "disappointment" with the AMS' "downward path" over the last decade in advocating anthropogenic global warming. This, he says, when many AMS members do not support that conclusion.
"We believe that humans are having little or no significant influence on the global climate and that the many Global Circulation Climate Model (GCM) results and the four (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports do not realistically give accurate future projections," Mr. Gray says.
The models he refers to aren't fodder for technical debate; they're outright wrong, he says. AMS naturally disagrees.
Gray joins a lengthening list of skeptics and critics, all experts with considerable experience, who no longer toe the global-warming line. The curious thing is this:
While the targets of their objections differ (whether it's climate data, research models or forecasting), the dissenters reach a common conclusion: that climate "science" has been shanghaied by the politics of greed and financial reward.
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