15
Feb
20

Will There Ever Be a Rainbow?

“Hey, hey! I’ve been in Reno for six weeks, did I miss anything?” – Krusty the Klown

Back on Simpsons Day I mentioned a gigantic side project. Well, here it is.

“Global Warming: What’s In It For You?” is a (semi-illustrated) guidebook for climate change. It begins with the historic and scientific background, moves through the denier campaign and all the damage it has wrought, and debunks a lot of pretty myths and widespread misperceptions. It also affords me several opportunities to take big dumps on some truly vile people and conglomerates, including Exxon, InBev, and Disney.

Basically, I tried to make sense out of global warming the same way I tried to make sense out of Zombie Simpsons, by starting at the beginning and examining why it works the the way it does. Despite two years of trying, my agent and I have been unable to find a publisher for this would be book. Apparently, I lack a “platform” to credibly discuss the ur-issue of our time.

To build such a “platform”, I’ve published the first nine chapters on-line at

www.GreenNewDeal.Fun

(Shockingly, .com and such were taken, but .fun is growing on me.) Just like the Zombie Simpsons ebook, it’s released under a creative commons license and you can read it for free. There’s even PDF and eBook versions you can download for free.

I certainly hope everyone who still checks this site enjoys it. More importantly, though, tell someone else about it. The purpose of the book is to put climate into an understandable context, so that when you see stories about record heat in Antarctica, record fires in Australia, and record storms everywhere, you’ll know how they fit into the wider context of what we’ve done to the atmosphere – and why we continue to do it.

That said, it’s not all doom and gloom. Hell, it isn’t even mostly doom and gloom. The best kept secret about global warming is that the only people whose lives need to get worse are the kind who fly in private jets. Everybody else will/could be better off.

So please click through, and hopefully you’ll learn a few things that will help you make sense of the news and let you sleep a little easier. As a taster, have a look at the chart below, which appears in Chapter 1:

(That font is just one of hundreds of radical pro-Simpsons messages I sneak into every chapter.)


7 Responses to “Will There Ever Be a Rainbow?”


  1. 1 Acreatureididnotknow
    15 February 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Excellent. Consider it read and shared. Hope you’re keeping well Charlie.

  2. 3 Anonymous
    16 February 2020 at 3:32 pm

    I noticed this when you posted it to your twitter site, but thanks for mentioning it here so I can continue to resist getting an account myself.

    On your main page in the line “This site is way to get you and the rest of the smart and sexy reading public …”, you’re missing a word, should be “is [b]a[/b] way”. If I notice any other typos or errors when I get around to reading the whole thing, I’ll let you know. And good luck getting published!

    • 4 Anonymous
      16 February 2020 at 3:35 pm

      Damn, I did the wrong brackets, thus making myself look like quite the fool. Let’s see…

      I believe today I will try… Bold.

      (And if it doesn’t work this time, I’ll just slink away.)

  3. 6 Anonymous
    17 February 2020 at 7:14 am

    I can’t wait to see what happens next, reality is better than fiction!

  4. 7 Bleeding Gums Murphy
    18 February 2020 at 4:32 pm

    Nice to see a little activity in this blog beyond the QotD. I’ll read the book, and good luck with publishing it.


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