I can’t improve on the description offered by Steve McIntyre on the most recent taxpayer funded %&#@^*! from NOAA: their sponsorship of the display Pillars of Climate at the recent American Meteorological Society’s Applied Climatology and Climate Change Adaptation conference in Asheville.
But I second Steve’s call for a Parthenon where mere mortals can pay homage to the demigods of the atmosphere. Here, in this fortress of turpitude, they can ponder the role of clouds:
Behold, the bust of Mann (modeled of course):