"Global warming theory is in fact so malleable that it predicts anything. More cold, less cold. More snow, less snow," Mr. Spencer said on his blog. "What a powerful theory. And what's even more amazing is that climate change can be averted by just increasing your taxes."
"Coastal residents grow weary of 'false alarms' when it comes to hurricane warnings," says Roy Spencer, a climatologist and former scientist at NASA who conducts a popular weather blog. "But the National Weather Service has little choice when it comes to warning of severe weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes. Because of forecast uncertainty, the other option, under-warning, would inevitably lead to a catastrophic event that was not warned."