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The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists,9781594033735

The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists



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Spencer, a former senior NASA climatologist, reveals how climate researchers have been duped by Mother Nature into believing the Earth's climate system is far more sensitive to human activities and carbon dioxide than it really is.

Author Biography

Roy W. Spencer is a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he directs a variety of climate research projects. He received his Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin in 1981, and was formerly a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA. Dr. Spencer also serves as the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He is co-developer of the original satellite method for precise monitoring of global temperatures from Earth-orbiting satellites. He has authored numerous weather and climate research articles in scientific journals, provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming, and authored the 2008 New York Times bestseller, Climate Confusion.

Table of Contents

Introduction & Backgroundp. vii
Climate Change Happensp. 1
"We Are Going to Destroy the Creation"p. 25
Forcing: How Warming Gets Startedp. 37
Feedback: How Much Warming Results from the Forcingp. 54
How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientistsp. 64
Global Warming: Satellite Evidence for an Alternative Explanationp. 104
CO2: Dangerous Pollutant or Elixir of Life?p. 124
Out on a Limb: Predictions for the Futurep. 139
Summary & Conclusionsp. 153
Notesp. 163
Indexp. 173
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