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Andrew Dessler’s new paper (preprint here) makes it clear just how bad Spencer and Braswell (2011) is. Spencer and Braswell assumed that changes in clouds were a stronger influence on temperature changes than changes in ocean heat content. Dessler used observations to show that the ocean heat content is vastly more important. He summarizes his…

Wolfgang Wagner, Editor-in-Chief of Remote Sensing writes: Peer-reviewed journals are a pillar of modern science. Their aim is to achieve highest scientific standards by carrying out a rigorous peer review that is, as a minimum requirement, supposed to be able to identify fundamental methodological errors or false claims. Unfortunately, as many climate researchers and engaged…

Roy Spencer fitting an elephant

Barry Bickmore’s three part review of Roy Spencer’s Great Global Warming Blunder is well worth a read. In Part 1 he examines Spencer’s model that supposedly shows that climate sensitivity is low. In Part 2 he looks at Spencer’s claim that climate scientists ignore natural sourcs of climate variation. And Part 3 takes apaprt Spencer’s…

Deltoid can reveal that Roy Spencer has blundered by using a fake photo of an iceberg to help make his case that there is a massive conspiracy among climate scientists to conceal the truth about global warming. Enmeshed in Spencer’s Photoshopgate scandal are Marc Morano, who prominently features Spencer’s fake photo and Rush Limbaugh, who…

Roy Spencer hides the increase

Possum Comitatus has noticed a very interesting change in Roy Spencer’s presentation of his satelite temperature data. This is the November version: And this is the December version: Spot the difference! Update: Gavin reminds me that in April Spencer was using a ridiculous degree 4 fit to the data: If he’d stuck with that, the…

Shorter Heartland Conference

Allow me to shorten Heartland’s 2009 International Conference on Climate Change for you. Joseph L. Bast: Bray’s survey shows that there is no consensus. Vaclav Klaus: Environmentalists have a secret plan to “return mankind centuries back”. Richard Lindzen: It is an error to say “It’s the sun!” Tom McClintock: Al Gore is fat. And, it’s…

Roy Spencer and climate sensitivity

Tamino has written three posts explaining what is wrong with Roy Spencer’s calculations of a low climate sensitivity. See Part 1, Part 2and Part 3. Brief summary: 90 days of data is not enough to estimate climate sensitivity.

Sideshow Roy Spencer writes: Our environmental protection practices have already caused the deaths of millions of people, mainly in poor African countries. By far the most humans — mostly women and children — have been sacrificed in the mistaken belief that the use of any amount of the pesticide DDT would harm the environment. As…

Roy Spencer takes a break from his parody writing with a new column at Tech Central Station. He has some questions for Al Gore. I think he should have just used Google to find the answers, but what the hey, I’ll do it for him. 1) Why did you make it look like hurricanes, tornadoes,…

Sideshow Roy Spencer

The Washington Post reveals that Roy Spencer is the man behind environmentalist parody site ecoEnquirer.com: Somewhere in an office about 600 miles southwest of here, former NASA scientist Roy W. Spencer is laughing. The 50-year-old, white-haired PhD dreamed up the spoof site — sort of the Onion meets the Weather Channel — because he thinks…