Dr. Roy Spencer

Roy W. Spencer is a Principal Research Scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, where he directs a variety of climate research projects.  He received his Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin in 1981, and was formerly a Senior Scientist for Climate Studies at NASA. 

Dr. Spencer serves as the U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer for EOS (AMSR-E) flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite.  He is co-developer of the original satellite method for precise monitoring of global temperatures from Earth-orbiting satellites.  

He has authored numerous weather and climate research articles in scientific journals, provided congressional testimony several times on the subject of global warming, and penned the 2008 New York Times bestseller, Climate Confusion as well as The Great Global Warming Blunder: How Mother Nature Fooled the World’s Top Climate Scientists (both from Encounter Books).