Unsettled What climate science tells us, what it doesn't, and why it matters

Steven E. Koonin

Book - 2021

The author points out that core questions about the way the climate is responding to our influence and what the impacts will be remain largely unanswered. He provides insights and perspective free from political agendas, dispels popular myths, and unveils little-known truths. He points out that the models we use to predict the future aren't able to accurately describe the climate of the past, suggesting they are deeply flawed.

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Genres
Informational works
Published
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc [2021]
Language
English
Physical Description
x, 306 pages : black and white illustrations, maps, charts ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-283) and index.
ISBN
9781950665792
Main Author
Steven E. Koonin (author)
  • Introduction. (Part I: The science): What we know about warming
  • Humble human influences
  • Emissions explained and extrapolated
  • Many muddled models
  • Hyping the heat
  • Tempest terrors
  • Precipitation perils, from floods to fires
  • Sea level scares
  • Apocalypses that ain't
  • Who broke "the science" and why
  • Fixing the broken science. (Part II: The response): The chimera of carbon-free
  • Could the US catch the chimera?
  • Plans B. Closing thoughts
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index
  • About the author.