In honour of National Poetry Day and inspired by the Royal Society meeting on “Next Steps in Climate” here is my rather un-sophisticated summary of the meeting in poem form.
The climate is a-changing
We observe that it is so
Surface temperatures are rising
AND there is less of ice and snow
We climate scientist are (95%) confident
That human emissions are involved
But there is still room for further study
Some puzzles remain unsolved
Aerosols and fluffy cloud
Deep ocean heat uptake too
Need more obs and better models
I accept the challenge. Do you?