Well, I guess there’s no point hiding it any more. My new book, due out in June 2007, will be entitled Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming. It now has a cover image and everything.
You should not judge from this fact that the book’s completely finished, however; nor am I ready to divulge what it says or argues (beyond what might be gleaned from the cover image). But I will say a few words about what the book is not:
1. This is not a “sequel” to The Republican War on Science.
2. This is not a late-breaking addition to the literature of “Katrina books” of last year.
3. This is not a book about New Orleans, even though that’s where I’m from.
4. This is not quite what I thought it would be when I started out working on the project (and that’s a good thing).
In any case, you’ll all find out more about the book soon enough–provided I can actually get it into final form on time. It’s probably just my memory’s rosy-colored glasses, but I really don’t remember things being this nuts when I was trying to complete The Republican War on Science. Indeed, that’s the second objective of this post: To call on my blog readers for help getting across the finish line.
If you’re an expert in climate or hurricane science (without a stake in the current debate) and would like to help out with “science checking,” email me. If you want to help out with more general fact checking, or with graphics, email me. (Help will be acknowledged in the book save for those wishing to remain anonymous.)
Finally, if you just generally want me to get through the next month alive, email your support. I am going to need it.
Thanks to you all….
UPDATE: Thanks again to everyone who emailed me for all your support…I now have more offers of help than I know what to do with! You folks rock. Okay, back to work…