Climate Denier’s Fave Scientist Admits: March Temperatures Record High
April 2, 2016
Roy Spencer has had an enviable career, in that he has made a name for himself, mostly on the strength of being wrong.
Failing up is a time honored tradition among those who carry water for the one percent, as George Bush and others have so unably demonstrated. So it is with Roy and his partner, John Christy, whom I’ve christened as the “Ned Flanders of climate denial.”
Nobody would ever have heard of either of them, and they certainly would not be frequent witnesses for legislators anxious to please fossil fuel donors, except for their stubborn insistence that the planet was cooling, then that it was not warming, then that, ok, it was warming, but not as fast as crazy alarmists say, and finally, ooops….
NOTE: This is the twelfth monthly update with our new Version 6.0 dataset. Differences versus the old Version 5.6 dataset are discussed here. Note we are now at “beta5” for Version 6, and the paper describing the methodology is in peer review.
The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for March, 2016 is +0.73 deg. C, down a little from the February record-setting value of +0.83 deg. C (click for full size version). This makes March 2016 the warmest March in the satellite record (since 1979), and statistically tied with April 1998 for the second warmest month.
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They like to complain about “well funded” videos attacking them. Like this one.