There are so many different things that I would like to discuss, but time is not my friend these days. I would really enjoy taking pot-shots at Al Gore’s current climate reality thingy, but there are plenty of other people that will be doing that. Besides, I have a better way at dealing with climate reality.
The edits are complete. The book is complete. It is being formatted as an eBook now and I expect it will be ready as soon as a week from now, but certainly two weeks from today. It will be available in many formats as an eBook. I highly recommend a color reader, even though I have done most of it in B&W friendly charts. There are a few important charts that I did not create and do not have the data to reconstruct. Those charts in particular are not very B&W friendly.
The book is ~75,000 words and will forever alter the global warming debate. I do not need cosmic rays, clouds or iris effects to demonstrate that global warming is very unlikely, I simply use the fundamentals. Several engineers have read that latest version of the book and one of them was a warmist, until he read the book. I expect that many similar stories will show up over the coming months.
More than anything it is the science that made me a skeptic. A close second is the constant barrage of misleading statements by climate scientists. Trenberth in particular is the one that I find the most misleading. His energy balances from 1997 and 2008 are inherently and intentionally misleading. Accountants like to say that a tax deduction is legitimate if it can be argued for 10 minutes with a straight face. What Trenberth did is along those lines, but being able to argue it does not make it correct.
Over the course of the next few weeks I will be loading up the Data page of the website with the sources and references that I used in the book. I hope that people will take the time to look at what I have done and verify it. That is how science is supposed to work. The book will open up many new avenues of exploration that will be a lot of fun. Some of them will require help from readers and I look forward to working with them in the future.
There is a climate reality, but it bares no resemblance to the one that Al Gore preaches. In the end there are only two possible outcomes for the Earth’s climate. Neither of those possibilities includes the one where the Earth stays the same as it is today. The Earth and it’s climate will change. The only real question is will mankind be prepared for them.