Apr 20

Dr. Roy Spencer gives a preview of his new book, “The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World’s Top Climate Scientists“:

About one-half of Blunder is a non-technical description of our new peer reviewed and soon-to-be-published research which supports the opinion that a majority of Americans already hold: that warming in recent decades is mostly due to a natural cycle in the climate system — not to an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning….

Believe it or not, this potential natural explanation for recent warming has never been seriously researched by climate scientists. The main reason they have ignored this possibility is that they cannot think of what might have caused it.

You see, climate researchers are rather myopic. They think that the only way for global-average temperatures to change is for the climate system to be forced ‘externally’…by a change in the output of the sun, or by a large volcanic eruption. These are events which occur external to the normal, internal operation of the climate system.

But what they have ignored is the potential for the climate system to cause its own climate change. Climate change is simply what the system does, owing to its complex, dynamic, chaotic internal behavior.

And what does Dr. Spencer think is the main climate change variable that is missing from the alarmists’ theories? Changes in cloud cover.

Dr. Spencer concludes:

The supposed explanation that global warming is due to increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide from our burning of fossil fuels turns out to be based upon little more than circumstantial evidence. It is partly a symptom of our rather primitive understanding of how the climate system works.And I predict that the proposed cure for global warming – reducing greenhouse gas emissions – will someday seem as outdated as using leeches to cure human illnesses.

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5 Responses to “Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: ‘…the proposed cure for global warming – reducing greenhouse gas emissions – will someday seem as outdated as using leeches to cure human illnesses’”

  1. Gary P says:

    I like Dr. Spencer’s blog and visit weekly. I’m just being picky to note:
    Leeches are currently use medically to remove pooled blood from under skin grafts.

    I believe AGW will be looked at like the Piltdown Man, except that the Piltdown hoax did not end up burning food for fuel so the poorest in the most destitute countries would end up starving.


    • Dr. Dave says:

      Gary P,

      Yeah…I picked up on the leach thing right away but technically Dr. Spencer is still correct. Leaches are not used “medically”. They are used as “mechanical devices” to remove blood from grafts that have not yet establish a patent venous return. Technically this is not “medicinal use”.

      Be sure to pick up Dr. Spencer’s new book, The Great Global Warming Blunder. It was officially released on the 20th but I ordered it from Amazon and received it about a week ago. Unlike Singer or Michaels, Spencer’s books don’t require a great deal of concentration to follow the science. He writes for the common man. Personally, I enjoy the more scientifically challenging and detailed works on this subject but Spencer is a welcome breath of fresh air.


  2. mrpkw says:

    More excellent work from Dr. Spencer !!!!

    Gary P…………
    I can’t agree more with the “Piltdown” comparison.


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  4. Drew Glista says:

    CERN experiment confirms cosmic ray action




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