I received SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, etc in the mail yesterday and plan to read the climate change chapter tonight while watching The Office reruns on TBS. But, I'm wondering, should I wait for the second edition?
Levitt, a University of Chicago economist, said he does not believe there is a cooling trend. He said the line was just an attempt to note the irony of a cool couple of years at a time of intense discussion of global warming. Levitt said he did not do any statistical analysis of temperatures, but "eyeballed" the numbers and noticed 2005 was hotter than the last couple of years. Levitt said the "cooling" reference in the book title refers more to ideas about trying to cool the Earth artificially.
Source: Forbes (Statisticians reject global cooling).
*Alternative title: I've been eyeballing some recreation demand data. Might get a book out of it.**
**Another alternative title: I hope for me sake I have tenure.***
***Still another: You shook me all night long.****
****Each of these alternatives is better than the title. But I heard Patience earlier today and can't get it out of my head. Warning: Watch this video and you'll never get those red shorts out of your head. How SuperFreaky is THAT?