COMMENT: Dr Roy Spencer explores climate sensitivity in his new book The Great Global Warming Blunder.
We have requested ABC find time to interview Dr Spencer about his new work and the notion contained therein that the climate's sensitivity to increased CO2 is not as high as flawed IPCC climate models suggest. Come on, surprise us!
From Dr Spencer's Blog (HERE):
"About one-half of Blunder is a non-technical description of our new peer reviewed and soon-to-be-published research which supports the opinion that a majority of Americans already hold: that warming in recent decades is mostly due to a natural cycle in the climate system — not to an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning.
Believe it or not, this potential natural explanation for recent warming has never been seriously researched by climate scientists. The main reason they have ignored this possibility is that they cannot think of what might have caused it.
You see, climate researchers are rather myopic. They think that the only way for global-average temperatures to change is for the climate system to be forced ‘externally’…by a change in the output of the sun, or by a large volcanic eruption. These are events which occur external to the normal, internal operation of the climate system."