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Wonder if Roy Spenser will have job next week?
NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than
alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the
peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing.
The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than
United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior
studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less
heat than alarmists have claimed.
Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for
the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua
satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite
contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.
“The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show,” Spencer said in a July 26 University of Alabama press release. “There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans.”
In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show
the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United
Nations computer models predicted.
The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically alter the global warming debate.
Scientists on all sides of the global warming debate are in general agreement about how much heat is being directly trapped by human
emissions of carbon dioxide (the answer is “not much”). However, the
single most important issue in the global warming debate is whether
carbon dioxide emissions will indirectly trap far more heat by causing
large increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds. Alarmist
computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions indirectly cause
substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds (each of
which are very effective at trapping heat), but real-world data have
long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are not causing as much
atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the alarmist computer models
The new NASA Terra satellite data are consistent with long-term NOAA and NASA data indicating atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds are not
increasing in the manner predicted by alarmist computer models. The
Terra satellite data also support data collected by NASA’s ERBS
satellite showing far more longwave radiation (and thus, heat) escaped
into space between 1985 and 1999 than alarmist computer models had predicted.
Together, the NASA ERBS and Terra satellite data show that for 25 years
and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and indirectly
trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted.
In short, the central premise of alarmist global warming theory is that carbon dioxide emissions should be directly and indirectly trapping
a certain amount of heat in the earth’s atmosphere and preventing it
from escaping into space. Real-world measurements, however, show far
less heat is being trapped in the earth’s atmosphere than the alarmist
computer models predict, and far more heat is escaping into space than
the alarmist computer models predict.
When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed scientific journal, show a “huge discrepancy” between alarmist climate
models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media and our
elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or not they do
so will tell us a great deal about how honest the purveyors of global
warming alarmism truly are.