(inspired by “How to Be Right About the Climate: Always!“)
An atmospheric physicist, a metereologist and a famous climatologist are interviewed for a position as climatologist. The atmospheric physicist is asked: “What do you predict for the climate next year?” and proceeds to answer:
“I am not sure, but give me a supercomputer and I will set up the calculations for a rough forecast“.
It’s now the metereologist’s turn, and the answer is:
“I am not sure, but provide me with the seasonal charts and the observations from previous years, I will set up the calculations in order for a rough forecast“.
The famous climatologist is finally asked “What do you predict for the climate next year?“. To that, the answer is:
“Whatever you want me to predict…“.