Data shows there’s no climate catastrophe looming – climatologist Dr J Christy debunks the narrative


Dr John Christy, distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has been a compelling voice on the other side of the climate change debate for decades. Christy, a self-proclaimed “climate nerd”, developed an unwavering desire to understand weather and climate at the tender age of 10, and remains as devoted to understanding the climate system to this day. By using data sets built from scratch, Christy, with other scientists including NASA scientist Roy Spencer, have been testing the theories generated by climate models to see how well they hold up to reality. Their findings? On average, the latest models for the deep layer of the atmosphere are warming about twice too fast, presenting a deeply flawed and unrealistic representation of the actual climate. In this long-form interview, Christy – who receives no funding from the fossil fuel industry – provides data-substantiated clarity on a host of issues, further refuting the climate crisis narrative.

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December 18, 2022 10:20 pm

despite being shot at.

Reply to  heme212
December 19, 2022 8:33 am

We need more like him…. a lot more.

John Hultquist
Reply to  heme212
December 19, 2022 9:20 am

The shots hit the building. If the episode was ever explained I missed the memo.
However, Roy Spenser posted on this and calls it ecoterrorism. If you have missed Roy’s essay, now would be a good time to do so:
Update on Possible Ecoterror Attack at UAH – Scientists Christy/Spencer – Watts Up With That?

Stephen Wilde
December 18, 2022 10:49 pm

Unfortunately the powers that be see fit to just ignore the data and keep lying and then gaslight sceptics.

Reply to  Stephen Wilde
December 19, 2022 5:30 am

Everyone is being gaslighted.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Scissor
December 19, 2022 7:07 am

The idea of using gas for lighting fills me with dread

John Hultquist
Reply to  Ben Vorlich
December 19, 2022 9:31 am

B. V.
I grew up in Western Pennsylvania. Wells were easy to drill and gas was not far down. A great aunt lived in a house with a well on the property. She had small gas lights on the interior walls at about shoulder height. While we were pre-teens, my sister and I disliked visiting because we thought the room smelled. Her husband had died and she was old and unable to keep up the cleaning and maintenance.
At our house, spring cleaning involved rubbing a cleaner on the wall paper. Our house had a gas stove in a corner of the living room. We used this:

Reply to  Scissor
December 19, 2022 7:53 am

And gas isn’t cheap….

Reply to  Scissor
December 19, 2022 10:37 am

I’ll bet the extreme left has a bigger carbon footprint than me with all that gaslighting they do

Henry Pool
December 18, 2022 11:04 pm

Ja. Ja. I told you.
Might be nice to get a comment on my report.

Stuart Baeriswyl
December 18, 2022 11:30 pm

Wonderful interview, with great talking points from quite the credible source. I only wish the average Joe or Sally out there could be exposed to this kind of information. Personally I’m making a point of passing some of these interviews / articles along to family and people I know who have just been buying into the whole crises mentality.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Stuart Baeriswyl
December 19, 2022 4:53 am

I often send links to such interviews/articles to hundreds of people who otherwise have almost zero understanding of the climate other than what they see in the MSM. And what responses do I get? ZERO Most people are drowning in the lies of the MSM so a rare item like this gets discounted as mere denialism.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 19, 2022 8:17 am

For many years political polls on the issues candidate’s support have shown climate change near the bottom of the issues that most concern people. Few of my Facebook followers ever give any response to when I post anything about climate change. Frankly, the majority of the global population doesn’t give a ____ that their governments supporting the these lies, that has increased their cost of living for decades.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  johchi7
December 19, 2022 9:29 am

I guess that shows the power of propaganda from the alarmists.

December 19, 2022 1:19 am

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December 19, 2022 1:26 am

I have not seen a link to this presentation on WUWT:

The State of the Climate – Based on Real Observations – Professor Ole Humlum

Prof Humlum shows that there is no climate emergency. His theory is that the influence of sea level temperature needs to be closely investigated. He also raises concerns that data held in databases seem to have been manipulated (corrected?) over the years.

Reply to  Herrnwingert
December 19, 2022 11:45 am

Herrnwingert wrote, “He also raises concerns that data held in databases seem to have been manipulated (corrected?) over the years.”

There’s no doubt that the instrument temperature record has been tweaked. See the WUWT post from 2015 here:
The Three Faces of the GISS Land-Ocean Temperature Index (LOTI) – Watts Up With That?


Peta of Newark
December 19, 2022 2:02 am

and this is from my old school at Leeds.

Personally: I find Climate Science itself is already more than sufficiently insulting

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It doesnot add up
Reply to  Peta of Newark
December 19, 2022 3:46 am

The real point is that heat pumps plus insulation raise bills dramatically. It costs nearly as much as completely rebuilding. If you have to borrow to fund it, it never pays off.

Reply to  It doesnot add up
December 19, 2022 8:49 am

Even if you don’t borrow the money, the money spent could have been invested, or at least left in the bank to draw interest. As a result, whether you have to borrow the money or not, it never pays off.

John Hultquist
Reply to  MarkW
December 19, 2022 9:44 am

left in the bank to draw interest

What is the interest rate now paid by your bank?

Reply to  MarkW
December 19, 2022 1:33 pm

Of course the cost of gas is not fixed and, under present conditions, even without the huge political manipulation, is likely to go higher, but the cost of electricity, from every source, is also going higher and higher under green politics. Regardless, the cost of heating with a heat pump has been, and will continue to be, much higher than the cost of heating with gas (or coal or wood), regardless of how well a building is insulated.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Peta of Newark
December 19, 2022 9:42 am

If I were building or buying a new house it would be designed with the heat and AC being supplied by an air-source heat pump.
Caveats: My electric rate is nearly the cheapest in the USA.
I live in a rural area. Nearest gas line is 6 miles away.
I have a modern wood stove and my own woodlot for emergency heat.
In a different situation, I would choose a different solution.

Reply to  John Hultquist
December 19, 2022 10:40 am

Nothing wrong as far as I can see with a heat pump in a new house

As a retrofit, it’s a big expensive mistake

Reply to  Redge
December 19, 2022 1:35 pm

If burning something for heating is possible, it will almost certainly be much cheaper than heating with a heat pump.

Reply to  AndyHce
December 19, 2022 9:52 pm

At warmer temperatures a heat pump can deliver a 1 to 4 advantage. Maybe even better with some of the newer units. The weakness is as it gets colder they don’t do as well. If you have cheap electricity, it works well. My heating bill in Phoenix at worst is about $40 a month. Our higher rates are during the summer for cooling. In winter, many have natural gas so the power demand is low and so are the rates. It doesn’t hurt that I have a very large nuclear plant 30 miles to the west of me that needs some place to dump it’s excess power in the winter.

Reply to  Dena
December 20, 2022 2:49 pm

While I can’t measure it directly, a month of observing the electric utility’s meter concludes usage, at around 50 degrees F for 2 hour stretches during the warmest part of the day, is 3 kWh/hour. Does that seem reasonable?

Electricity is billed here @ 0.12037/kWh. For several months outdoor temperatures are considerably below 40 F most of he time. Just based on the heat pump itself (which I’m told would self destruct, more or less, without added electrical heating coils) the thing would have to run 24 hours per day to keep the house even almost comfortable. That calculates to $260/month (without heating coils), which I can in no way afford.

Reply to  Redge
December 19, 2022 1:59 pm

What I recommend to people with an air conditioner is when their unit requires replacement, consider a heat pump. If they already have gas, then consider a heat pump with a gas assist unit. The heat pump works well down to around 40F and the gas can handle it when it gets really cold. With an all electric house at 2000 square feet, I find my bill is around $150 a months.
If you don’t already have air-conditioning that changes things a bit.

December 19, 2022 3:16 am

We keep making the same observed points, they keep dodging the observed points.

“Climate” has already morphed into the intended global governance and financial control agenda that it was always intended to serve.

They no longer care about what climate(s) actually do, the global controls & financing measures to deal with the “crisis” are well in train.

Pucker up folks, and squeeze those sphincters tight. There’s a shortage of petroleum jelly on the way.

December 19, 2022 4:58 am

there’s no climate catastrophe looming”

Dr John Christy states the obvious [the obvious to a sceptical mind, at least].

Today we have leaped up 18 degrees from -4C to 14C That’s warming you can appreciate, but it has nothing to do with man or anything outside natural variation. From a bitterly cold polar blast to mild southerly winds, we can now turn that very expensive heating off for a time.

How does LIA-BBC report it?

“The UK’s cold snap has given way to soaring temperatures “

And even better..

“Climate anxiety is rising – it might be a good thing

[and here comes the propaganda…]

It is no surprise that climate anxiety is rising, particularly among young people, who have mostly only known a world affected by climate change.”

Of course, it has nothing to do with their propaganda and indoctrination, does it? I was born into a world affected by climate change – it was bloody cold in the 60s and 70s.

Joseph Zorzin
December 19, 2022 4:58 am

I enjoyed this video very much and learned a lot from Dr. Christy. Most important, I now understand how his methods measure the the temperature of the atmoshere from the ground up to a great height and that since the satellite is in polar orbit- it can “see” the entire planet as it rotates. This method is clearly far superior than using thermometers scattered over the planet.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 19, 2022 7:55 am

“This method is clearly far superior than using thermometers scattered over the planet.”

It is, but where the narrative is concerned, it gives the wrong answers…

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Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 19, 2022 8:12 am

But it doesn’t give us a “global temperature”. Such a thing doesn’t exist.

December 19, 2022 6:51 am
John Hultquist
Reply to  ResourceGuy
December 19, 2022 11:41 am

Thanks for the link. The authors are carful to explain the assumptions.
Even if half right, it is scary.
I’ll check out before this becomes obvious to U. S. citizens.
Anyone under ~50 will need a fairy godmother.

Reply to  John Hultquist
December 19, 2022 4:19 pm

It might also be the check-out date for the whole free world, given the reliance on this for strategic defense, science spending, tech, union bailouts, defunct states and cities bailouts, country bailouts, and a whole lot more.

Len Werner
December 19, 2022 7:34 am

Up on the Chilcotin volcanic plateau in the Cariboo this morning it’s -41 outside the cabin walls. Please help me deal with the guilt in being part of causing our children’s children’s children having to deal with the climate crisis of -40 on a December morning in 2050.

abolition man
Reply to  Len Werner
December 19, 2022 8:04 am

Good morning, British Columbia!
It doesn’t sound as if Central BC has warmed appreciably since Richmond Hobson wrote his fascinating trilogy about building the largest cattle ranch in North America! Somehow the idea of a cattle drive with cold so deep that trees freeze and explode seems much too realistic for my old bones! I hope you experience a little warming, but not the white, flaky kind!

Len Werner
Reply to  abolition man
December 19, 2022 7:03 pm

Ah yes, there’s nothing too good for a cowboy. The day was spent with one on the ranch next door first helping to get a JD4230 running, and then being the ‘gate bitch’ manning corral gates so that 4,000 lbs of hay could get into the feeders. I do hope that most got the reference to the devastating effect of a degree of warming by 2050 that the future generations will have to endure.

My prediction is that the 4230 will not be noticeably easier to start.

It’s going through -35 at 7 pm tonight; central Washington, I’m sorry I can’t stop it, you’re going to get a gift from Canada. We will be near -45 by morning, and not in Amarillo.

John Hultquist
Reply to  Len Werner
December 19, 2022 9:55 am

While I sympathize, I live in central Washington State and prefer you keep the cold air. It is leaking south. We need to build a wall.
They say -9°F (-23°C) this coming Thursday morning.
Thank you.

December 19, 2022 7:43 am

Is this a first-time interviewer or what?

Richard M
December 19, 2022 8:37 am

Boundary layer equilibrium cancels out anything but edge warming from well mixed GHGs. Edge warming is insignificant. It’s nice that Dr Christy puts the warming we have seen in context but it still allows the alarmists to push their message.

CD in Wisconsin
December 19, 2022 9:49 am

Dr. Christy needs to be made the head of NOAA (if he would want the job). It would send all the alarmists at NOAA into panic mode.

But we would need a Republican president (and a skeptic of the climate alarmism) for that to happen, and I am not holding my breath for it.

December 19, 2022 10:26 am

Umbrella… Alphabet Corporation is censuring: This is what to think. This is how to think it. Any questions. (that’s rhetorical).

Reply to  n.n
December 19, 2022 1:39 pm

This is a reference to YouTube video overlays with unauthorized references that correct Dr. Christy’s presentation. They don’t take affirmative action when they agree, right?

Reply to  n.n
December 20, 2022 10:53 am

When Google disagrees it is always party platform dependent. It’s actually the one thing you can count on from Google.

Bruce Cobb
December 19, 2022 1:08 pm

What a great interview, the best I’ve heard in quite a while. I love his speaking style – direct, focused (doesn’t get caught in the weeds), and folksy. Emminently understandable. A++.

Bill Parsons
December 19, 2022 8:57 pm

Always a pleasure to listen to Dr. Christy. How he manages to keep such equanimity is a mystery.

December 19, 2022 9:22 pm

It’s a good interview, but why does the headline have to be so boxy and shouty, just like the climate fanatics actually. I’d be happy share something more subtle, tone down the capital shouting please

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