Dr. Roy W. Spencer’s Statement to the Environment and Public Works Committee of the United States Senate, July 18, 2013

Institute Director Dr. Roy Spencer testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on July 18, 2013.


Full Committee hearing entitled, “Climate Change: It’s Happening Now.”
Thursday, July 18, 2013
10:00 AM EDT
EPW Hearing Room – 406 Dirksen


I would like to thank the Chairman and the Committee for the opportunity to provide my perspective on the subject of global warming and climate change.

I have been performing U.S. government-sponsored research for the last twenty-eight years, publishing peer reviewed papers on global temperature monitoring with satellites, on the amount of warming we might expect from greenhouse gas emissions, how to monitor hurricane strength from satellites, and quantitatively explaining ocean heat content changes.

Prior to my current position as a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, I was Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. I am also the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer-E flying on NASA’s Earth-observation satellite Aqua. I am a recipient of NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement.

In related endeavors I have authored a book on basic economics (Fundanomics: The Free Market, Simplified) now used in a college-level economics course; and have co-authored an Energy Law Journal article on the use of climate models under the Daubert standard for rules of evidence.
Additional testimony and a video of this hearing is available at http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=cfe32378-96a4-81ed-9d0e-2618e6ddff46

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