by Craig Hislop
Bill Pekny, an author and climate scientist who lives in Midway, Utah, has written a book titled “A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary”.
He says the title means the climate is “natural” — what he calls the “real climate” — and the other “imaginary” one is the scenario of climate change.
“I tried to tell it in an easy to read manner, what the other side of the story is,” Pekny explains. “That being not the one that you see in the media so much these days, rather the one from a scientist who’s lived with meteorology and science my whole career.”
He says our hurricane season lasts from the first of June to the first of November.
“And we’re just now in late August-early September coming into the peak of the hurricane season,” Pekny explains. “And that’s just from historical records, and the way we measure the length of the hurricane season.
“So, we’re getting there. It did start off this year like last year to be fairly active early on. But it’s tailed off.”
He says that at the end of last week, right before tropical storms Fred and Grace converged on the Eastern United States.
He says data over the years shows there has been no increasing trend in tropical cyclone or hurricane numbers, but he says if you watch enough national news coverage you might think differently.
Bill Pekny’s academic credentials include graduate study in physical meteorology and numerical analysis at Florida State University and the University of Utah. He is also a visiting scholar appointment at the Ginzton Laboratory of Applied Physics at Stanford University.
A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary (Two Climates LLC, 2020, ISBN: 978-1-73493-960-6, $34.59) is available from major online booksellers.
Former radar meteorologist with the U.S. Navy Weather Research Facility, I flew with the famous Hurricane Hunters into the eye of storms.
What if most of what you think you know about “climate change” is actually incorrect and not based on science?
What if you could read a well-researched, accurate book, written by an experienced scientist, based upon verified science, and grounded in the scientific method?
When you read about Climate Change, do you stop and just wonder what the term “climate change” actually means? What’s the current accepted definition? How are the news reporters defining it? Do you read climate change and think global warming or cooling? How are scientists defining it?
Weather and climate are not interchangeable terms.
Weather is a current, small area event such as a monster tornado in Missouri, a flash flood in Florida, a hurricane hitting Hoboken, or today’s temperature in Timbuktu.
Climate is a long-term, large area, or global, average of variable warming and cooling events. We’ve had 100,000-year-long ice ages interspersed with 12,000-year-long interglacial warm periods.
Yet, ever present in our minds, media, and politics for at least the last 22 years have been model-based predictions of catastrophic global warming. And, before that, back in the 1970s, the “scare-of-the-day” was—yep, you guessed it—catastrophic global cooling. But, Earth isn’t a block of ice or a flaming orb.
Where’s the scientific evidence of a supposed climate doomsday? There is none!
But, what we do have is eons of history from which to learn. And that’s what A Tale of Two Climates: One Real, One Imaginary is about.
To define climate change properly, we need well-researched, accurate, and verified science. All of it must be grounded in the scientific method and rear-view-mirror hindcasts of history, not crystal ball forecasts of the future.