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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Marshall Institute's Climate Denier Also A Creationist

The George C. Marshall Institute earns its living through science denial.  Dr. Roy Spencer is on their Board of Directors and is most famous for denying climate change.  It looks like he is motivated by his religion.

From that link:

"We believe Earth and its ecosystems—created by God’s intelligent design and infinite power and sustained by His faithful providence —are robust, resilient, self-regulating, and self-correcting, admirably suited for human flourishing, and displaying His glory. Earth’s climate system is no exception. Recent global warming is one of many natural cycles of warming and cooling in geologic history."

Here's Spencer from 4 years ago...he was wrong then and he's wrong now.  He says, in the video, that he can show that natural variation will result in temperature increases of less than 1C by the year 2100, but we're already at 1.5C increase and it's only 2012!

The IPCC has not been silent or ignored natural causes of global warming, that was a lie.

He said warming stopped 7 years ago (as of 2008)!  HA!

He really sucks at predictions, doesn't he?  I wouldn't trust him with the weather, let alone the climate.

A bit of good news, a guy by the name of Peter Sinclair is back posting his "Climate Change Crock Of The Week" videos.  He had slowed in recent months, but he's got a new one:


  1. > but we're already at 1.5C increase and it's only 2012!

    Actually not quite. For land-sea global average, we're pushing one degree C.

    > He said warming stopped 7 years ago (as of 2008)! HA!

    Yep... but it started again last Friday ;-)

  2. No, the metric is global surface temperature, which includes land and ocean. It's up 1.5C.

    9 of the 10 warmest years have occurred since 2000:

    It may be cooler if you keep your head under the sand.

  3. Yes, in the graph behind that link you see global land-ocean temperature anomaly (baseline 1951-1980) go up from around -0.3C before 1900 to +0.51C in 2011. That's a change of 0.81C.

    Now before 1880 (where the record is much poorer) there may be a further increase from still earlier years, but surely not 0.7C.

  4. My link was intended to support my claim of 9 of the 10 warmest years have occurred since 2000. That graph is old, NASA provides more current info here, which shows a 1.5F increase:

  5. Yep, but that's Fahrenheit.

    I never questioned the claim of 9 of the 10 warmest years happening after 2000. I pride myself on being somewhat able to look things up ;-)

  6. Oh, good catch! You're correct, thank you.

  7. You're welcome!

    Nice blog BTW. Where do you find the time?

  8. Thanks for the compliment. I'm basically retired. I'll do short term consulting projects when I can find one. Blogging keeps my mind active when I can't.