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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

  • Sydney Heat and “Bomb” Snowstorm: Pimped Out for Climate Change
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-01-07 at 14:22

    It’s been an eventful weather week in some portions of the globe. In fact, it is always an eventful weather week – somewhere. But what really drives the narrative is when weather extremes — which always have, and always will, occur — happen to hit major metropolitan areas. Many people are already aware of the […]

  • Da Bomb
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-01-04 at 14:49

    The rapidly intensifying non-tropical cyclone producing heavy snow and blizzard conditions over the mid-Atlantic and New England is meeting expectations, with localized snowfalls of over 6 inches already this morning. The latest NAM model forecast of additional snowfall after 7 a.m. this morning until tomorrow morning shows up to 12-18 inches of snow over portions […]

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for December, 2017: +0.41 deg. C
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-01-02 at 13:54

    2017 Third Warmest in the 39-Year Satellite Record Global Satellite Monitoring of Temperature Enters its 40th Year The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for December, 2017 was +0.41 deg. C, up a little from the November, 2017 value of +0.36 deg. C: The global, hemispheric, and tropical LT anomalies from the […]

  • U.S. Average Temperature Plummets to 11 deg. F
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2018-01-01 at 13:29

    This morning at 7 a.m. EST, the area average temperature across the contiguous 48 states was a frigid 11 deg. F. Here’s the high-resolution surface temperature analysis from NCEP, graphic courtesy of Weatherbell.com: Over 85% of the nation is below freezing, and nearly 1/3 is below 0 deg. F. The forecast is for cold air […]

  • First Annual List of Banished Climate Change Terms
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-12-31 at 15:33

    Lake Superior State University has just released their 43rd annual list of banished words and phrases. These are usually new terms that pop culture has invented which professors at LSSU find silly in some way. Since I attended that institution for two years, I consider myself to be grandfathered in to start my own banished […]

  • Frigid Air Causing Star Wars “Lightsaber” Effect
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-12-29 at 22:10

    The unusually frigid air over the central and eastern U.S. caused this relatively rare “lightsaber” display of light pillars in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on the night of December 27, 2017. The effect is caused when flat-plate ice crystals falling through cold air reflect light sources on the ground like tiny mirrors. The pillars themselves are […]

  • Major East Coast Snowstorm for New Years Eve?
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-12-22 at 22:39

    We meteorologists have been watching what looks to be a major snowstorm shaping up for the eastern U.S. in the last couple days of 2017. While it is still too early to tell just where the worst weather will be, it does look like frigid air coming down from Canada will be met by moist […]

  • L.A. Wildfires Creating Spectacular Smoke Plume
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-12-07 at 12:48

    The warm, dry Santa Ana winds which are fanning the flames of the wildfires in the L.A. area have pushed the smoke hundreds of miles offshore. Yesterday’s NASA MODIS imager on the Terra satellite captured the following image of the smoke being sheared into artistic shapes as it travels downwind. Click on the image for […]

  • UAH Global Temperature Update for November 2017:+0.36 deg. C
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-12-01 at 15:57

    The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for November, 2017 was +0.36 deg. C, down substantially from the October, 2017 value of +0.63 deg. C: The global, hemispheric, and tropical LT anomalies from the 30-year (1981-2010) average for the last 23 months are: YEAR MO GLOBE NHEM. SHEM. TROPICS 2016 01 +0.55 […]

  • Mysterious Night Flashes Near Mt. Agung Volcano Observed from Satellite
    by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. on 2017-11-27 at 22:47

    Today I was watching the 10-minute imagery from the Japanese Himawari geostationary weather satellite for the next eruption of Mt. Agung in Bali, Indonesia, and in the last hour or so there have been some distinct flashes in the nighttime imagery, which you can access here. These only show up in the nighttime imagery. UPDATE: […]

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