29 Aug '11, 5am

Why Roy Spencer's paper was so wrong

Spencer's Misdiagnosis of Surface Temperature Feedback Posted on 3 August 2011 by Kevin Trenberth This is a re-post of an article by Kevn Trenberth and John Fasullo on RealClimate The hype surrounding a new paper by Roy Spencer and Danny Braswell (SB11) is impressive (see for instance Fox News ); unfortunately, the paper itself is not. News releases and blogs on climate "skeptic" 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 f...

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