Good News Bad News

I was flattered to receive a review copy of Chris Mooney’s new book, Storm World.

I haven’t read it all, but so far I agree with the very favorable RC review.

Matt Huber is not given a lot of space, but the space he gets hits the nail on the head. You can (well, probably) take this quote from him to the bank, folks. As I mentioned earlier, this ties up a lot of loose ends in paleoclimate:

“The good news is the world may have a tropical thermostat that helps keep the planet cool. And the bad news is that that may be tropical cyclones running around all the time.”

That’s the physics fact to take home if you don’t have time to read the book soon.

There’s a lot more to this book, though, and it’s wonderful to see such good work in science journalism.