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I predict that the proposed cure for global warming – reducing greenhouse gas emissions – will someday seem as outdated as using leeches to cure human illnesses.

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Aug 05

AIT Index 8_09Each month GORE LIED takes significant liberties with Dr. Roy Spencer’s monthly UAH globally averaged satellite-based temperature of the lower atmosphere. We mark it up with a red marker to more fully illustrate the really inconvenient truth – that temperatures have not risen as Al Gore had predicted when he released his science fiction movie, An Inconvenient Truth (AIT) at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2006.

Through June, 2009, globally averaged temperatures have largely flat-lined at +.08°F (.04°C) since AIT was released.

Here’s another way to interpret the same data:

In the 42 months since An Inconvenient Truth was released, globally averaged temperatures have been over what they were in January, 2006 in only five of those 42 months (including this month), but tellingly, the same temperatures have been below the globally averaged temperature in January, 2006 a total of 37 of those 42 months!

Even as the globally averaged temperatures have largely flat-lined as of this month’s latest data from Dr. Roy Spencer and Dr. John Christy, the divergence between the observed temperatures and the alarmist’s beloved computer models remains well below the IPCC’s most modest prediction.

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Jun 04

ait-index-5_09The truth is getting ever more inconvenient for Al Gore.

Once again, as we do each month, GORE LIED has taken significant liberties with Dr. Roy Spencer’s monthly UAH globally averaged satellite-based temperature of the lower atmosphere.  We’ve marked it up with a red marker to more fully illustrate the really inconvenient truth – that temperatures have dropped significantly,  .63°F (.35°C), since Al Gore released his science fiction movie, An Inconvenient Truth at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2006.

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