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IPCC competition? Dr Xargles Book of Earth Weather

Posted By Joanne Nova On December 28, 2014 @ 12:52 am In Global Warming | Comments Disabled

Reader William York points out that Dr Xargle’s Book of Earth Weather (published 1992) is a similar vintage to the IPCC  FAR report. Xargle’s job was to explain Earth’s climate to the Planet of Queeqians. Like the FAR report, Dr Xargle was turned into a fictional TV series.

Perfect fodder really for a Holiday Unthreaded.  – Jo


From William York,

The following work, first published in 1992 is arguably one of the best interpretations of the 1990 IPCC First Assessment Report.

The book appears to be based on the earlier work of Mark Twain who wisely said “climate is what you want and weather is what you get”.

Dr Xargle from another planet should be well aligned with our climate modelers.

The detailed climate and weather analysis follows.


Unlike Al Gore’s later film “An Inconvenient Truth”, the book does not seem to have given rise to any legal actions from perturbed parents.

A Happy New Year to everyone,

William York


From the CriterionPic Review:

Dr Xargle’s EarthWeather
The Queegles are being taught about weather on Planet Earth. Tardy falls asleep sunbathing and Dr. Xargle startles him with his recording of “blunder and frightening”! Matron gets soaked with a burst rain cloud and a downpour of “fat tadpoles” — but the hurricane-force wind machine should dry her off! The spaceship lands at the seaside — where Cute goes looking for her lost blanket causing chaos with sunbathers on the beach. Matron steals Nigel Spume’s ice cream alien detector so the Queegles have to head for the spaceship quickly. Back on board the winkles have invaded — along with the sneezes!

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