29 Jul '11, 9pm

Roy #Spencer “Misdiagnosis of Surface Temperature Feedback”

Guest commentary by Kevin Trenberth and John Fasullo The hype surrounding a new paper by Roy Spencer and Danny Braswell is impressive (see for instance Fox News ); unfortunately the paper itself is not. News releases and blogs on climate denier web sites have publicized the claim from the paper’s news release that “Climate models get energy balance wrong, make too hot forecasts of global warming”. The paper has been published in a journal called Remote sensing which is a fine journal for geographers, but it does not deal with atmospheric and climate science, and it is evident that this paper did not get an adequate peer review. It should not have been published. The paper’s title “On the Misdiagnosis of Surface Temperature Feedbacks from Variations in Earth’s Radiant Energy Balance” is provocative and should have raised red flags with the editors. The basic material in the...

Full article: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2011/07/mis...

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