I've written about Vincent Gray before, here and here and here.
Since Anthony Watts prides himself on his past career as a weather announcer on television, I'm surprised that he promotes articles like this one (archived here). It makes you wonder if Anthony Watts knows the difference between weather and climate. Else why would he publish this sort of nonsense. Vincent writes, for example, in talking about short term weather forecasts that:
It should be noticed that nowhere in this effective system is there any mention of carbon dioxide or of “greenhouse gases” They have no place in a scientific study of the climate. Most meteorological organisations do not even bother to measure carbon dioxide over land territoriesWhy would short term weather forecasts allude to CO2?
On the other hand, to imply that meteorological organisations don't "bother to measure carbon dioxide over land territories" is wrong.
In Australia two meteorological organisations jointly monitor CO2, the Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO Division of Marine and Atmospheric Research. In the USA NOAA (a weather forecasting agency among other things) is a key player in the CCCG cooperative air sampling network, which coordinates a global network of observations sites for monitoring greenhouse gases etc, with information from different organisations around the world, including those responsible for meteorological sciences and weather forecasting and recording.
Vincent is a nutter. As an example, he makes the following ridiculous claim:
The climate models favoured by “Climate Change” “scientists” completely ignore the scientific discoveries of genuine climate scientists since time immerorial (sic). They promote completely different computer models based on the following absurd principles
· The earth can be considered flat
· The sun has a constant intensity, both day and night.
· All energy exchanges are by radiation
· Energy entering the earth equals that leaving
· All change is caused by changes in:greenhouse gases
· Natural influences are merely :”variable”
None of the above is true, needless to say. Vincent would know even less than he does about climate and weather if not for climate scientists. Vincent finishes with this word of wisdom:
If you want to know about climate science switch on or read about the weather forecast.
Like I said - Vincent Gray is a climate crank.
I don't know why Anthony Watts promotes greenhouse effect deniers like Tim Ball or cranks like Vincent Gray and Christopher Monckton. May he needs them to broaden his audience to include the wide spectrum of science deniers - from those who specialise in climate science denial to those who are raving mad conspiracy nutters of a more general nature.
By the way, Vincent refers his readers to Wikipedia, from which he nabbed some of the more coherent sentences in his article.