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Climate Change

New NASA Data Takes Aim at Global Warming

Alston & Bird LLP


By Patrick Greissing, Alston & Bird LLP

A recent study published in the science journal Remote Sensing shows that NASA satellite data from the last 11 years (2000-2011) indicates that the Earth's atmosphere has been able to release far more heat into space than those who pushed the theory of "Global Warming" believed. The study, by Drs. Roy Spencer and William Braswell, differs from predictions that have been made based on the United Nations computer models. Their study says that much less global warming will occur.

Dr. Spencer said in a press release, "The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show." Not only does the study show that far less heat is being trapped, but that the atmosphere sheds the heat into space a lot sooner than the United Nations models predicted. The information collected for the study came from the NASA Terra satellite.

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