Common Climate Questions

Q: Does satellite data show the atmosphere isn’t warming?

A: No. Early analyses of satellite data by one group in Alabama did suggest that there was little or no warming in the layer of atmosphere just above the surface (the troposphere). It turned out that there were several serious errors made in the analyses of those data. When those errors were corrected, warming above the surface turned out to be similar to the warming at the surface, just as climate models predicted and in line with expectations based on physics.