2011-08-07 03:17:20Help adding Spencer quotes
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Hey guys.  We want to officially launch the Spencer Slip-Ups page, but right now we've got no Spencer quotes.  So if you've got a little free time, can you peruse through Spencer's blog and add quotes to the database for him?

2011-08-07 08:00:48Quotes that interest me
John Cook

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I've been intrigued by how Spencer can discount all the paleo evidence for high climate sensitivity. I've seen a few places on his blogs where he basically denies the entire paleo record. It's breathtaking cognitive bias and a major narrative about Spencer.
2011-08-07 08:59:57
nealjking

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He's a satellite guy; what does he know about proxies?

2011-08-07 13:44:47
Andy S

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Spencer questions the fossil record, so why not also the paleoclimate record? He claims to be skeptical towards both on the grounds of science. If God can make new species out of clay, twiddling the control knob on the planetary thermostat between bouts of intelligent design shouldn't be that hard.

Spencer was a leading scientific contributor to An Evangelical Declaration on Global Warming linked to above.

I'm not sure what Spencer's view of the age of the Earth is but if he's a young Earth creationist, then it's not surprising that he struggles with accepting the 800,000 year old EPICA record.

2011-08-08 05:05:33added quotes
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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I added 7 Spencer quotes - 5 from an article he wrote about his Blunder book, and 2 from his blog.  We could probably use a few more from his blog.

2011-08-08 06:38:04Thanx Dana
John Cook

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Wow, Spencer uses the natural co2 is 20 times greater than human co2. I always assume as a Christian that he's honest but biased by his ideology. But that argument is really pushing cognitive bias about as far as it can go.
2011-08-08 08:17:20I just came across this one...
John Hartz
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Trust John Christy, professor of Atmospheric science at the University of Alabama, who worked on the IPCC: “I see neither the developing catastrophe nor the smoking gun proving that human activity is to blame for most of the warming we see. Rather, I see a reliance on climate models (useful but never “proof”) and the coincidence that changes in carbon dioxide and global temperatures have loose similarity over time.”



Read more: http://www.gazette.com/articles/experts-122679-anti-trust.html#ixzz1U0TWvBzT
2011-08-08 08:40:57
Andy S

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Dana, you missed Chris Colose's article under "Blog posts"

http://www.skepticalscience.com/spencer_ocean.html

 

A quote you may consider, although it's a little long and confused:

Finally Gavin Schmidt claims that it’s the paleoclimate record that tells us how sensitive the climate system is, not the current satellite data. Oh, really? Then why have so many papers been published over the years trying to figure out how sensitive today’s climate system is? When scientists appeal to unfalsifiable theories of ancient events which we have virtually do data on, and ignore many years of detailed global satellite observations of today’s climate system, *I* think they are giving science a bad name.

From here:  http://www.drroyspencer.com/2011/07/fallout-from-our-paper-the-empire-strikes-back/

"Unfalsifiable theories of ancient events which we have virtually do [sic] data on"=multiple obeservations from ice and deep-sea cores, speleothems, geomorpology, orbital cycles etc

2011-08-09 05:02:59From Joe Romm's blog...
John Hartz
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Roy Spencer: “I view my job a little like a legislator, supported by the taxpayer, to protect the interests of the taxpayer and to minimize the role of government.”

2011-08-09 08:18:52
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Keep in mind that when adding these quotes, we have to be able to associate them with a specific myth.  Unfortunately Spencer's "minimize the role of government" doesn't qualify.