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Dr. Spencer is an internationally recognized climatologist who explains things like why we do not know whether man is causing any climate change or not.

Or, is the planet really warming all over?

Roy Spencer, PhD. Climate Change Research Scientist, Author, Former NASA Scientist

  • My Tucker Carlson Interview Last Night, and Calling Out Bill Nye & James Hansen
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-15 at 15:26

    It didn’t last long, but I was interviewed in one segment on Tucker Carlson’s show of Fox News Channel last evening: Watch the latest video at foxnews.com The subject was Hurricane Florence and whether it could be blamed on President Trump (specifically) or humanity (more generally). You really can’t say much in only a couple […]

  • U.S. Major Landfalling Hurricanes Down 50% Since the 1930s
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-14 at 13:03

    While the wind, storm surge, and freshwater flooding from Category 1 Hurricane Florence will no doubt cause massive damage, we should remember that – historically speaking – major landfalling hurricanes were more frequent in past decades. Contrary to popular perception, the number of major hurricanes making landfall in the U.S. has dropped by an average […]

  • The 36 Costliest U.S. Hurricanes Have Not Increased in Intensity Over Time
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-12 at 14:57

    UPDATE: Includes all 36 most-destructive U.S. hurricanes in the U.S. Govt. report. As part of the 2nd edition of my Kindle e-book Inevitable Disaster: Why Hurricanes Can’t Be Blamed On Global Warming, I include the following graph, based upon data in a January 2018 U.S. Government report. In the top panel we see that the […]

  • My new Kindle book: Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-12 at 14:25

    I sometimes get asked for a concise and accessible summary of my skeptical views on global warming. After a year or more of thinking and writing, my new Kindle book Global Warming Skepticism for Busy People is meant to fill that need. As a bonus, I guarantee it will be easier to understand than Neil […]

  • Hurricane Florence: Nature’s Business as Usual, Not Climate Change
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-10 at 14:20

    A potential new poster child for global warming ignores the lack of trend in major hurricane landfalls in the Carolinas. Although it is still 3-4 days away, rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence is increasing the threat of a major hurricane landfall somewhere within 120 miles or so of Wilmington, NC. If it reaches that area as […]

  • East Coast Nervous About Major Hurricane Florence
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-07 at 16:35

    We are now at the climatological peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, and Mother Nature is revving into high gear. We could have up to three hurricanes in the Atlantic in the coming days, as strong easterly waves continue to emerge from the west coast of Africa: Florence is of the most immediate concern. While […]

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for August 2018: +0.19 deg. C
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-09-01 at 14:46

    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for August, 2018 was +0.19 deg. C, down from the July value of +0.32 deg. C: Some regional LT departures from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 20 months are: YEAR MO GLOBE NHEM. SHEM. TROPIC USA48 ARCTIC AUST 2017 01 +0.33 +0.32 +0.34 […]

  • Green Energy Scam #167: Traffic-Driven Wind Turbines
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-08-21 at 16:21

    A YouTube video making the rounds on social media (with over 27 million views!) describes a system of small wind turbines placed in the median between two lanes of traffic. The wind generated by the traffic spins the turbine blades and generates (a very small amount of) electricity: The question is, does such a system […]

  • Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-08-12 at 14:53

    Update: The NASA Fireball Network, monitoring only a few U.S. locations, logged 56 Perseid fireballs last night. The best meteor shower of the year — the Perseids — peaks tonight. In preparation for a planned outing to a dark sky site, I ran my camera from our roof last night for 8 hours. Despite significant […]

  • Make Agriculture Great Again: Record corn yield and soybean production predicted for 2018
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-08-10 at 17:35

    Today the USDA released its forecast for corn and soybean yields and production for the 2018 growing season. It is expected that corn yields (bushels per acre) in the U.S. will experience their third consecutive record year, with an average of 178.4 bu/ac: The last time there were three consecutive record high yield years was […]

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