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

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Overview


The Great Global Warming Blunder unveils new evidence from major scientific findings that explode the conventional wisdom on climate change and reshape the global warming debate as we know it. Roy W. Spencer, a former senior NASA climatologist, reveals how climate researchers have mistaken cause and effect when analyzing cloud behavior and have been duped by Mother Nature into believing the Earth’s climate system is far more sensitive to human activities and carbon dioxide than...
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Overview


The Great Global Warming Blunder unveils new evidence from major scientific findings that explode the conventional wisdom on climate change and reshape the global warming debate as we know it. Roy W. Spencer, a former senior NASA climatologist, reveals how climate researchers have mistaken cause and effect when analyzing cloud behavior and 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.

In fact, Spencer presents astonishing new evidence that recent warming is not the fault of humans, but the result of chaotic, internal natural cycles that have been causing periods of warming and cooling for millennia. More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not necessarily to be feared; The Great Global Warming Blunder explains that burning of fossil fuels may actually be beneficial for life on Earth.

As group-think behavior and misguided global warming policy proposals threaten the lives of millions of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable citizens, The Great Global Warming Blunder is a scintillating exposé and much-needed call for debate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594033735
  • Publisher: Encounter Books
  • Publication date: 4/13/2010
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 714,169
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Roy W. Spencer is a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He was formerly a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA. He is co-developer of the original satellite method for precise monitoring of global temperatures from Earth-orbiting satellites. He has provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming and authored the 2008 New York Times bestseller, Climate Confusion.
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Paperback Edition vii

Introduction & Background xi

Chapter 1 Climate Change Happens 1

Chapter 2 "We Are Going to Destroy the Creation" 25

Chapter 3 Forcing: How Warming Gets Started 37

Chapter 4 Feedback: How Much Warming Results from the Forcing 54

Chapter 5 How Mother Nature Fooled the World's Top Climate Scientists 64

Chapter 6 Global Warming: Satellite Evidence for an Alternative Explanation 104

Chapter 7 CO2: Dangerous Pollutant or Elixir of Life? 124

Chapter 8 Out on a Limb: Predictions for the Future 139

Summary & Conclusions 153

Notes 163

Index 171

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  • Posted April 26, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Finally a different perspective on Global Warming.

    He challenges the very basis of human caused global warming:

    It is not science to draw a conclusion and then go look for the evidence which is exactly what IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has done.

    There are natural causes of global warming which have been ignored

    Declaring CO2 a pollution is absurd since it is essential for life

    It just may be that the earth needs more CO2 to be more productive.

    The earth's climate is a system which possesses its own forces and capacity to deal with change. This for me as a Classicist was the most fascinating part.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Very good read man!

    I had been searching for quite some time for the "data" behind all the conclusions made by Gore, and others but could not for the life of me find anything out there. That made me very suspicious. I was never comfortable with the "disappearance" of the medieval warm period and little ice age (on that chart). What's wrong with letting people decide for themselves, I thought to myself. This book is not the easiest for a non-scientist to understand but it lays out some very interesting points and "data". It's worth reading for sure.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2010

    Fossil Fuel Industry-Funded Author Who Conveniently Misanalyzed Data

    John Spencer, the author of this book, is one of two "scientists" at the University of Alabama (the other is John Christy) who analyzed the atmospheric temperature in the troposphere and stratosphere as gathered by a series of satellites. According to their analysis, the warming trend was well below the warming trend of the surface temperature. The problem is that these two "scientists" had an algebraic error in their analysis. The corrected data showed a substantial increase (.09C vs. .12C increase per decade). However, an independent analysis of the satellite data showed an increase of .19C per decade, over twice what Spencer and Christy determined.

    http://www.skepticalscience.com/satellite-measurements-warming-troposphere.htm
    http://climateprogress.org/2008/05/22/should-you-believe-anything-john-christy-or-roy-spencer-say/

    Both Spencer and Christy have either received money directly from the fossil fuel industry or from organizations that receive hefty funding from the industry. For instance, Spencer is a contributing author to a publication of the Tech Central Science Foundation which receives funding from both ExxonMobil and GM. He is a contributing author to the Heartland Institute which receives a good amount of money from ExxonMobil and from other fossil fuel industry-funded foundations in addition to being a "contributing expert" to the George C. Marshall Institute, another organization heavily funded by the FFI.

    I always believe in following the money.

    6 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Roy Spencer

    Spencer does not deny global warming...... just man caused. I found at least 5 peer reviewed papers also for those who dispute his credentlals

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Total disaster.

    Aimed at a specifc group of skeptics and fence sitters. NOT the right book for them - appears to be accessible but is ultimately contradictory and innacurate.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 20, 2010

    Very good. Truly enjoyed reading

    I also highly recommend THE DEEP HOT BIOSPHERE by Thomas Gold.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 14, 2013

    This book is written for people who just want to deny the existe

    This book is written for people who just want to deny the existence of climate change and global warming. I'm sorry, but if you are looking to read a good book that offers you SOLID FACTS, this is not it. this is merely written to support climate change deniers wealthy interests. Do NOT let the fact that Roy Spencer was a scientist fool you. He has had numerous altercations about fudged, skewed, misread and falsified data, and he received large financial grants for oil industry proponents. So, who do you think he is making these claims for, the scientific community? The planet we live on? Or the money in his pocket. 

    Do some actual research people, Google isn't that hard to browse, and it only took me five minutes to find some fairly unsettling things about "Professor Spencer".

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