Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dr. Roy Spencer

Worked for NASA, the same institution that James Hansen works for. His bio is here. Note that he is the recipient of "NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for their global temperature monitoring work with satellites" and that his "research has been entirely supported by U.S. government agencies: NASA, NOAA, and DOE. He has never been asked by any oil company to perform any kind of service. Not even Exxon-Mobil."

I like what he says about the MSM. That is right bang on. The media thrives on sensationalism and ratings. Where there is hysteria, you will find the media in there like a dirty shirt, pumping and pimping. This one is also a zinger: "Only 39 out of 100,000 molecules in the atmosphere are CO2 and it takes five years for us to one to that."

"The climate models are based on faulty assumptions."

"They have confused cause and effect."

Interesting bit about hurricanes and the PDO, too, wouldn't you say? Saskboy should be issuing a retraction right about now.

"The IPCC was not set up to look for natural reasons for climate change. They were set up to study the impact of mankind and they've had blinders on. They haven't been looking at alternative hypotheses for why there might have been the warming and that you always need to do that in science"

Interesting bit about the recent cooling in the last decade, too. Mount Pinatubo and El Nino are the likely cause, according to Spencer. Makes sense to me.

To the question about funding for research into alternative explanations for global warming: "I'm not aware of anything funded to look at possible natural causes for warming. I haven't heard of a single proposal for funding to do that" .... This is just scientific malpractice as far as I'm concerned. Scientists in this field have allowed themselves to be dragged around by the nose by some influential politicians. That's what's happened."

There you go, folks. The very definition of consensus. Love it.


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