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On the Existence of a “Tropical Hot Spot” & The Validity of EPA’s CO2 Endangerment Finding

August 31, 2016

Researchers analyzing temperature data from satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys and found, once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.”

One of the main lines of evidence used by the Obama administration to justify its global warming regulations doesn’t exist in the real world according to a team of researchers who analyzed temperature observations from global satellites, weather balloons, weather stations and buoys to determine their is no Tropical Hot Spot caused by rising carbon dioxide emissions. The researchers found, once El Ninos are taken into account, “there is no ‘record setting’ warming to be concerned about.”

“These analysis results would appear to leave very, very little doubt but that EPA’s claim of a Tropical Hot Spot, caused by rising atmospheric CO2 [carbon dioxide] levels, simply does not exist in the real world,” write economist James Wallace, climatologist John Christy and meteorologist Joseph D’Aleo in their report.

Author
Joseph S. D’Aleo is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin BS, MS and dis his doctoral studies at NYU. He is a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.
daleo@weatherbell.com @weatherbell