It seems that one Radagast the Brown (of Rhosgobel & The Cabot Institute) has published a paper presenting the results of his climate simulation modelling for Middle-earth. Though obviously mock-serious, the modelling and the science are real enough. Definitely worth a few of your hard-won free minutes.
- University of Bristol press release
- PDF of the paper in English (the link in the press release is dodgy)
- PDF of the paper in “Elvish”
- PDF of the paper in “Dwarfish”
(Not surprisingly, these last two seem to be merely nicely formatted font-transfers.)