[Rushtalk] Global Warming

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sat Jul 19 22:15:09 MDT 2014

New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism
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 
<http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/3/8/1603/pdf>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.

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.

"The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to 
space during and after warming than the climate models show," Spencer 
said in a July 26 University of Alabama 
release. "There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the 
forecasts that is especially big over the oceans."

In addition to finding that far less heat is being trapped than 
alarmist computer models have predicted, the NASA satellite data show 
the atmosphere begins shedding heat into space long before United 
Nations computer models predicted.

The new findings are extremely important and should dramatically 
alter the global warming debate.

Scientists on all sides of the global warming debate are in general 
agreement about how much heat is being directly trapped by human 
emissions of carbon dioxide (the answer is "not much"). However, the 
single most important issue in the global warming debate is whether 
carbon dioxide emissions will indirectly trap far more heat by 
causing large increases in atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds. 
Alarmist computer models assume human carbon dioxide emissions 
indirectly cause substantial increases in atmospheric humidity and 
cirrus clouds (each of which are very effective at trapping heat), 
but real-world data have long shown that carbon dioxide emissions are 
not causing as much atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds as the 
alarmist computer models have predicted.

The new NASA Terra satellite data are consistent with long-term NOAA 
and NASA data indicating atmospheric humidity and cirrus clouds are 
not increasing in the manner predicted by alarmist computer models. 
The Terra satellite data also support data collected by NASA's ERBS 
satellite showing far more longwave radiation (and thus, heat) 
escaped into space between 1985 and 1999 than alarmist computer 
predicted. Together, the NASA ERBS and Terra satellite data show that 
for 25 years and counting, carbon dioxide emissions have directly and 
indirectly trapped far less heat than alarmist computer models have predicted.

In short, the central premise of alarmist global warming theory is 
that carbon dioxide emissions should be directly and indirectly 
trapping a certain amount of heat in the earth's atmosphere and 
preventing it from escaping into space. Real-world measurements, 
however, show far less heat is being trapped in the earth's 
atmosphere than the alarmist computer models predict, and far more 
heat is escaping into space than the alarmist computer models predict.

When objective NASA satellite data, reported in a peer-reviewed 
scientific journal, show a "huge discrepancy" between alarmist 
climate models and real-world facts, climate scientists, the media 
and our elected officials would be wise to take notice. Whether or 
not they do so will tell us a great deal about how honest the 
purveyors of global warming alarmism truly are.

James M. Taylor is senior fellow for environment policy at 
<http://heartland.org/>The Heartland Institute and managing editor of 
& Climate News.
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