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Unsettled : what climate science tells us, what it doesn't, and why it matters / Steven E. Koonin.

Koonin, Steven E., (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System.

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Baker County Library 363.73874 .K828u 2021 (Text) 37814003423036 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 09/08/2021 Available -
Ontario Community Library 551.6 KOONI (Text) 33330004584159 New Book Display Book Branch_Only_6months 07/15/2021 Checked out 10/01/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781950665792
  • ISBN: 1950665798
  • Physical Description: x, 306 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2021]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-283) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Climatology > Statistics > Interpretation > Popular works.
Climatic changes > Statistics > Interpretation > Popular works.
Global warming > Statistics > Interpretation > Popular works.
Genre: Informational works.

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