We still have plenty of reasons to be alarmed about climate change. Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green. The climate denier blogosphere is going mad over a new paper that supposedly "should dramatically alter the global warming debate" by showing that "far less heat is being trapped than alarmist computer models have predicted." The paper [PDF], written by conservative climate scientist Roy Spencer and his University of Alabama colleague William Braswell, finds that "satellite observations and climate models display markedly different behaviors," and posits, with caveats, that there may be "lower climate sensitivity of the real climate system." As LiveScience's Stephanie Pappas …
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Brad Johnson is the campaign manager of Forecast the Facts. He was previously the editor for ThinkProgress Green. Brad holds a bachelor's degree in math and physics from Amherst College and master's degree in geosciences from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.