Unsettled : what climate science tells us, what it doesn't, and why it matters / Steven E. Koonin.
Contributor(s): BenBella Books, Inc [publisher.].Material type: TextPublisher: Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., Copyright date: ©2021Description: x, 306 pages : Rs.1683.00 black and white illustrations, maps, charts ; 24 cm.Content type: text | cartographic image | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781950665792; 1950665798.Other title: Unsettled : what climate science tells us, what it does not, and why it matters.Subject(s): Climatology -- Statistics -- Interpretation -- Popular works | Climatic changes -- Statistics -- Interpretation -- Popular works | Global warming -- Statistics -- Interpretation -- Popular works | Climatic changes | ClimatologyGenre/Form: Informational works.DDC classification: 363.738/74 | 551.6
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-283) and index.
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.
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.