OverviewRoy W. Spencer "is a principal research scientist for the University of Alabama in Huntsville". He was once one of the few global warming skeptics taken seriously in mainstream scientific circles, but as of 2011 (at the latest) he was no longer taken seriously and is now considered a global warming denialist.
He is also an advocate of intelligent design.
 Global Warming
Asked in December 2008 what his advice was for then-President-Elect Barack Obama, Spencer responded, "He should put off the environmentalists indefinitely. ... Tell them we have to fix the economy first before we can afford unaffordable renewable energy 'solutions.'" -SourceWatch
In other words, he's against taking steps which should be a priority even if GW turns out to be overrated. FAIL. --Woozle 20:39, 7 May 2009 (UTC)
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- 2011-09-06 Roy Spencer Persecuted By Own Data "Roy Spencer's latest paper, published in Remote Sensing, supposedly "blew a gaping hole" in the standard theory of climate change. A new paper by Andrew Dessler shows that this is just another in a long string of Roy’s faulty claims to prove that climate sensitivity is lower than previously thought. The main problem in all of these attempts has been rampant abuse of statistics. Typically, Roy would brush off such criticisms, relying on the statistical naïveté of his core audience and the media, and claim he is being persecuted by the “IPCC gatekeepers”. In this case, one of Dessler’s figures shows very clearly how Spencer and his co-author Danny Braswell left out of their analysis all the data that didn’t fit with their hypothesis. It’s so clear that even people who don’t know much about statistics can see the problem. There is no running from this one–no claiming that Spencer is being persecuted–unless he wants us to believe he’s being persecuted by his own data."
- 2011-07-29 Climate Scientists Debunk Latest Bunk by Denier Roy Spencer "Long wrong climate science disinformer Roy Spencer has published another deeply flawed article. That ain't news. What is news is that the deniers have a couple of new tricks up their sleeves."
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- 2008-04-09 [Talk|Index] Global warming mistakes have been made § “At the global climate change summit in Bali late last year, Dr Roy Spencer presented a paper to the IPCC, saying that rather than CO2 driving the formation of water vapour, which then drives up temperatures as a greenhouse gas, water vapour actually washes excess CO2 out of the atmosphere, dampening and balancing its [e]ffect as a greenhouse gas.”
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- Global Warming and Nature's Thermostat by Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D.