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Late Night: Professional Climate Change Denialist Issues Climate Change Denying Study, Wingnuts Rejoice

Wingnuts everywhere are excitedly linking to this Forbes piece which FINALLY PROVES AL GORE IS FAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A HOAX!!!!!!

NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. The study indicates far less future global warming will occur than United Nations computer models have predicted, and supports prior studies indicating increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide trap far less heat than alarmists have claimed.

And who authored the study? Someone at Caltech? MIT? Cambridge?

Study co-author Dr. Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite, reports that real-world data from NASA’s Terra satellite contradict multiple assumptions fed into alarmist computer models.

Oh, Roy Spencer.

You know Roy Spencer, don’t you? He’s an unabashed creationist and a fellow at the Heartland Institute, which is funded by ExxonMobil to promote “free market ideas.” He’s “The Official Climatologist of the Rush Limbaugh Show” and he says he gets his views on science from the bible. And every few years, he issues a fatwa another paper or book “debuking” the myth of global warming.

Then, inevitably, three things happen: 1) there’s a huge celebration in Wingnuttia;  2) actual scientists examine said study; — and then, 3) they promptly smack down Spencer.

Let me save you some trouble here, wingnuts. You’re going to need to do a little better than a Big Oil-funded flat-earther from the University of Tractor Fixin’ and Bible Learnin’ to override every major scientific society and academy on the planet.

Just trying to save you a little trouble here.

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