I've had a fun time out on the Earth Day airwaves talking about Climate Change: The Facts. That's the new book featuring me and some of the world's most eminent scientists on the state of the climate debate as we prepare to enter the third decade of the global-warming pause. And I'm thrilled to find that the book is currently Number One on the Climatology Hit Parade, ahead of Naomi Klein, Naomi Oreskes and any number of Naomis, and also Number One on the Environmental Policy Hot 100.
If this keeps up, in the forthcoming Mann vs Steyn trial I may call myself as an expert witness.
My sincere thanks to everyone who's bought this important new book. The turn-of-the-century cartoon science of the hockey stick is over, and it's time for climate science to make a new start.
On the other hand, serial litigant Michael E Mann also has a new book out whose Earth Day orders have rocketed it up to Big Hit Sound #1,920,648.
~I had a grand time, as I always do, with Joyce Kaufman on the radio in Florida - shortly before Air Force One descended from the heavens bearing President Obama and Bill Nye the Science Guy for their Earth Day photo-op. Breitbart News have part of our conversation here:
"I would love it on Earth Day if a Republican candidate said 'you know what, I'm going to mothball Air Force One. Because since 9/11, every single American has to be degraded when they go to the airport at Miami, or Atlanta, O'Hare, LAX, and shuffle shoeless through this long line like a refugee camp, have corrupt TSA agents poking around in their underwear - on the basis that if they do that, every single commercial flight is safe. And if it's safe, then the political class should be on there too'" he stated. And "I'd vote for the first guy who said 'I'm mothballing Air Force One. And â€” I'm going to be a real citizen executive again.'"
Steyn continued, "the idea is that Obama needs the plane, and Bill Nye the Science Guy needs the plane, and Leonardo DiCaprio needs the plane. But you don't need the plane, cause you're just a schlub and you can be standing on the street when it's pouring with rain and waiting for the number 37 bus...because you don't need it, but Leo DiCaprio, and Obama, and Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Al Gore, and all the other big shots, they need it, but you don't, you can be on the bus."
More from my chat with Joyce here.
~Earlier I spoke to my old friend Michael Graham in Atlanta. You can find the interview here - click the April 22nd show, and I'm about 45 minutes in. We got detoured into bestiality - as often happens when Michael and I get together, but usually later in the evening and after a few more beers. In this case, it was the remarkably close vote by the Danish parliament to ban bestiality. So lots of mordant cracks about Great Danes, etc.
~By the way, Climate Change: The Facts, isn't just at Amazon outlets around the world. If you prefer Barnes & Noble or (in Canada) Indigo Chapters' respective digital formats, you can be reading it in the next 90 seconds.