William Gray

Hurricane Harvey, Climate Denial, Fake News and ExxonMobil

By Kert Davies, crossposted from Climate Investigations Center

For well over twenty years, climate deniers have tried to stymie discussion of extreme weather events and climate change. Why? Because extreme weather kills people, destroys property, trashes things and costs billions of dollars.  And that’s when people start searching for accountability and looking for who to blame.

Hurricane Harvey’s damage is breaking records. Who will pay, remains an unanswered question.  What we do know is that a concerted campaign of climate denial, over the past three decades, has measurably slowed down society’s reaction to the climate crisis and has wasted valuable time and money.

William Gray

William Gray (1929-2016)


  • Ph.D. University of Chicago, Dept. of Geophysical Sciences (1964).[1]
  • M.S. University of Chicago (1959), in Meteorology. [1]
  • B.A. George Washington University (1952). [1]

William Gray was a Faculty member of the Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO from 1961 to 2005. [1]

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