Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.


Roy W. Spencer received his Ph.D. in meteorology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1981.   Before becoming a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2001,  he was a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, where he and  Dr. John Christy received NASA’s Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal for their global temperature  monitoring work with satellites. Dr. Spencer’s work with NASA continues as the  U.S. Science Team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer  flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. He has provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming.

Dr. Spencer’s research has been entirely supported by U.S. government agencies:  NASA, NOAA, and DOE. He has never been asked by any oil company to perform any kind of service. Not even Exxon-Mobil.

Dr. Spencer’s first popular book on global warming,  Climate Confusion (Encounter Books),  is now available at and

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