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FACTSHEET: Roy W. Spencer

DETAILS

Principal Research Scientist, University of Alabama
-Science Roundtable Member, Tech Central Station. -Scientific Advisor, Interfaith Stewardship Council. -Principal Research Scientist and climate research director, University of Alabama -Science Roundtable Member, Tech Central Station -U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on NASA's Aqua satellite, used for collecting and reporting global temperature data. - Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center -Cornwall Alliance contributing scientist and co-author of our “Call to Truth”

He is a member of the Heartland Institute, a contributor to the George C. Marshall Institute, and the favorite climatologist of Rush Limbaugh. In addition to being skeptical about the existence of climate change, Dr. Spencer also doubts the theory of evolution.

Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin in 1981. TCS bio: http://www.techcentralstation.com/020604C.html

QUOTES

"There's probably a natural reason for global warming. ... We will look back on it as a gigantic false alarm. ... The Earth isn't that sensitive to how much CO2 we put into the atmosphere. ... I think we need to consider the possibility that more carbon dioxide is better than less" -2008 talk sponsored by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce (David Klepper, "Expert: We must act fast on warming," The Wichita Eagle (Kansas), September 24, 2008.)
Source: Forbes

"He [President Obama] should put off the environmentalists indefinitely. ... Tell them we have to fix the economy first before we can afford unaffordable renewable energy solutions"
Source: DeSmogBlog profile Roy Spencer

"Intelligent design explains similarities based upon common design. An Audi and a Ford each have four wheels, a transmission, an engine, a gas tank, fuel injection systems ... but no one would claim that they both naturally evolved from a common ancestor."
Source: "Faith Based Evolution" by Roy Spencer

KEY DEEDS

8 March, 2007
Appeared in documentary "The Great Global Warming Swindle"
Source: The Great Global Warming Swindle (Documentary)

25 July, 2006
Co-author of Interfaith Stewardship Alliance report critical of the Evangelical Climate Initiative's Call To Action urging a swift response to global warming. The ISA letter argues that "the most prudent response is not to try (almost certainly unsuccessfully and at enormous cost) to prevent or reduce whatever slight warming might really occur." They suggest adaptation instead.
Source: Interfaith Stewarship Alliance website (2007)

2 May, 2007
Appeared in Glenn Beck's May 2, 2007 special "Exposed: The Climate of Fear"
Source: CNN, Glenn Beck special "Exposed: The Climate of Fear," May 2, 2007

DEEDS

20 June, 2011
Speaker at the International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC), an annual conference on climate-skepticism hosted by the Heartland Institute.
Source: Heartland Climate Conference 6

Mr. Spencer is an advovate of "Intelligent Design" theory of creation rather than the theory of evolution.
Source: "Faith Based Evolution" by Roy Spencer

EVENTS

Heartland Climate Conference 6
http://climateconference.heartland.org/about-2/speakers/
The relationship of Roy W. Spencer to the event: Speaker

ORGANIZATIONS

Greening Earth Society
Source: "The Greening Continues"

Tech Central Science Foundation or Tech Central Station
Source: Tech Central Station Bio - Spencer

Heartland Institute
Source: Heartland Institute website 4/04

George C. Marshall Institute
Source: Marshall Institute Website (2006)

Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation
Source: Interfaith Stewardship Alliance "Call to Faith"

SOURCES

Heartland Institute website 4/04
http://www.heartland.org

Tech Central Station Bio - Spencer
http://www.techcentralstation.com/biospencerroy.html

Marshall Institute Website (2006)
Christy and Spencer authored a report using "satellite microwave data beginning in 1979, which showed little or no warming above the surface."
http://www.marshall.org/article.php?id=415

Interfaith Stewardship Alliance "Call to Faith"
http://www.interfaithstewardship.org/pages/article.php?&id=160

The Great Global Warming Swindle (Documentary)
http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/G/great_global_warming_swindle/index.html

Interfaith Stewarship Alliance website (2007)
http://www.interfaithstewardship.org/pages/article.php?&id=159

CNN, Glenn Beck special "Exposed: The Climate of Fear," May 2, 2007
http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/beck.climateoffear/

"The Greening Continues"
documentary by Western Fuels and Greening Earth Society

Heartland Climate Conference 6
http://climateconference.heartland.org/about-2/speakers/

Forbes
http://blogs.forbes.com/jamestaylor/2011/06/15/the-black-death-longing-for-the-good-old-days/

DeSmogBlog profile Roy Spencer
http://www.desmogblog.com/roy-spencer

"Faith Based Evolution" by Roy Spencer
http://www.ideasinactiontv.com/tcs_daily/2005/08/faith-based-evolution.html