AUSTIN  – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a new research booklet entitled, “A Guide to Understanding Global Temperature Data.” Written by renowned meteorologist, Dr. Roy Warren Spencer, the paper answers basic questions about global temperature data, climate change, and how it relates to energy policy.  
            “The science of global warming is far from settled. Uncertainties in the adjustments to our global temperature datasets, the small amount of warming those datasets have measured compared to what the models expect, and uncertainties over the possible role Mother Nature has played in recent warming, all combine to make climate change beliefs as much faith-based as science-based,” Dr. Spencer said. “Until climate science is funded independent of desired energy policy outcomes, we can continue to expect climate research results to be heavily biased in the direction of supposedly catastrophic results.”
            “Understanding global temperatures is imperative for anyone in the public policy debate, our elected officials, weather meteorologists, school teachers, and members of the media,” said Doug Domenech, Director of the Fueling Freedom Project. “We are honored to partner with such a prestigious author who closely monitors real time temperature data on a daily basis.”
To view the full paper, please visit:
To schedule an interview with Dr. Spencer or Mr. Domenech please contact Elizabeth Lincicome at [email protected] or 919-744-8087.

Roy Warren Spencer, Ph.D., is a meteorologist, principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), and the U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (AMSR-E) on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Spencer also served as senior scientist for climate studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, and is known for his satellite-based temperature monitoring work, for which he was awarded the American Meteorological Society’s Special Award.
The Honorable Doug Domenech is Director of the Fueling Freedom Project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Domenech most recently served as Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia and served as White House Liaison and Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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