Spencer on Earth’s missing energy

Spencer on Earth’s missing energy“. Dr. Roy Spencer draws a horizontal line through three years of satellite radiation observations and comes to the scientific conclusion that the difference between incoming and outgoing radiation means that the Earth is cooling. Take that Global Warming, you’ve been defeated by charts!

Well if you know what you want to find its easy to find it…

4 thoughts on “Spencer on Earth’s missing energy

  1. WUWT is getting weirder by the day. It has more and more posts about the increasing diversity of evidence of climate change and global warming, and at the bottom of each piece of evidence is a statement along the lines of ‘but I don’t believe it, it’s not really happening’.

    I haven’t looked at the comments lately, but I doubt they have changed in content. I suspect there’s a machine out there somewhere that spits out denialist buzz phrases, like ‘more grants’.

  2. Say what? Do what he suggests here: daily-monitoring-of-global-average-temperatures/

    “Use the drop-down menu to pick “ch5″ (AMSU channel 5) which is the channel John Christy and I use to monitor mid-tropospheric temperatures. The fairly large fluctuations seen within individual months are usually due to increases (warming) or decreases (cooling) in tropical rainfall activity, called “intraseasonal oscillations”.

    So it’s clearly weather, not climate.

    Open the charting page: pick Channel 05 and draw the chart, but click on all the years and the 20-year-record high and low lines.

    Funny how doing that you’ll see several places on the chart where one or another individual year’s temperature for a few days exceeded the ’20 year record’ highs, and no places for any years since charting began that fall below the record lows.

    How does that work?

    • er, go to this page:
      http://discover.itsc.uah.edu/amsutemps/

      Choose 14,000 feet (ch 05), that’s Channel 5 that Spencer suggests. It opens showing 2008, 2009, and the longterm average.

      Select in addition the three 20-year sets (average, record high, and record low).

      Redraw.

      How can much of both 2009 and 2010 have been warmer than the 20-year record high?

      Then select _all_ the years available and compare those to the lowest 20-year temps. Only maybe three weeks in 1999 and 2000 dip below the 20-year record low line.

  3. Hank, I’ve noticed before that the 20 year record highs and lows are a bit suss. Most of them must have occurred between 1990 and 1998. And 2010 is obviously not included as part of the ’20 year record highs’, given it’s above the line.

    Whatever, 2010 is shaping up as a hot year going by the satellite record.

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