Global warming forecasts clouded by clouds

The journal Science recently published a study that says warming temperatures will create fewer clouds – and fewer clouds means more global warming. But Dr. Roy spencer, a former NASA climatologist, says the study is dead wrong, and here explains why: “We believe that the Dessler study confuses cause and effect. For example when the Pacific trade winds weaken, as an El Nino begins to form, the satellite shows a decrease in clouds which then slowly contributes to warming associated with the El Nino. But Dessler sees the warming and claims that it caused the decrease in cloud cover, rather than the other way around. But as our peer-reviewed paper demonstrated earlier this year, this is just an illusion: clouds reduce warming, they don’t enhance it.”

Categories

About the Author: CFACT

CFACT defends the environment and human welfare through facts, news, and analysis.