Before Trenberth, NCAR Did Actual Climate Science – Based On The Sun

Before Trenberth, NCAR Did Actual Climate Science – Based On The Sun

Before Kevin Trenberth wrecked NCAR’s reputation with his junk climate science, NCAR was lead by Walter Orr Roberts – who did actual climate science.

In 1973, Roberts predicted a drought based on sunspot cycles.

27 Sep 1973, Page 38 – El Paso Herald-Post at

The drought occurred, exactly as he predicted.


The summer of 1976 was the warmest and driest on record in England.

29 Aug 1976, Page 11 – Statesman Journal at

By 1977, California was experiencing their worst drought on record.

TimesMachine: March 8, 1977 –

Roberts’ climate forecasts were golden, and unlike Trenberth, Roberts released actual temperature data – measured by actual thermometers.

21 Jul 1974, 13 – The Des Moines Register at

In 1951, Roberts discovered a critical relationship between solar activity and climate.


Roberts’ solar studies were a key part of allied success during WWII, because he was able to predict when German and Japanese communications would be disrupted by solar flares.

13 Feb 1946 – The Coronagraph – Trove

Sadly, Roberts memory has been disrespected by allowing junk scientist Kerry Emanuel to speak at the Walter Orr Roberts lecture in Boulder this year. The graph below is his fake CO2 based hurricane forecast.

Climate science has been completely wrecked by incompetent hacks like Gore, Hansen, Trenberth, Schmidt, Mann and Hayhoe.

15 Oct 1997, Page 5 – The Daily Journal at

But in the past there were actual climate scientists doing actual science.