Climate discussions, especially with respect to data and climate models, would not sit high on most people’s entertainment-ranking scale. And for my new book (currently titled Climate Models Fail), what have I been writing about and preparing graphs to illustrate? Answer: How poorly climate models simulate surface temperatures, precipitation and sea ice area. I’ve been downloading data and climate model outputs, preparing graphs, writing about their differences, etc., pretty intensely for a few months. Additionally, there are a good number of peer-reviewed scientific studies that are very critical of climate models—about how poorly climate models simulate critical aspects of climate—and I’ve been “translating” their key points so that persons without technical backgrounds can understand what they’re saying. Please understand that I enjoy plotting model-data comparisons, I enjoy writing about my findings, but…
Attached is the table of contents for Climate Models Fail in PDF form. I’m finishing the last section and the closing should be relatively short. Climate Models Fail should end up in the neighborhood of 60,000 words, and so far it contains more than 200 illustrations—primarily graphs and color-coded maps.
With my intensifying efforts to proofread and publish Climate Models Fail in Amazon Kindle and pdf formats before the IPCC publishes their Summary for Policymakers in 3 weeks, I’ll need something to take my mind away from the book occasionally.
So please tell me a funny story or a joke—on any subject except climate. Please try to keep it more towards a general audience level, what you’d find on primetime TV. If you don’t have a joke of your own, please feel free to link a YouTube Video of a funny movie clip or a portion of a show by your favorite comedian. WordPress automatically embeds the video. And please tell others so they can add to the mix. The more the merrier, as they say.
My sanity thanks you.