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Stephen E. Koonin: unsettled: what climate science tells us, what it doesn’t, and why it matters

Stephen E. Koonin: unsettled: what climate science tells us, what it doesn’t, and why it matters Business Economics (2022) 57:31–34 https://doi.org/10.1057/s11369-021-00239-y BOOK RE VIE W Stephen E. Koonin: unsettled: what climate science tells us, what it doesn’t, and why it matters BenBella Books, 2021 David K. Levine Published online: 26 August 2021 © National Association for Business Economics 2021 Stephen E. Koonin started his career as a theoretical physi- It does however pose a problem for the debate because the cist and subsequently moved on to be a science advisor: he evidence is not strong enough to convince optimists that the was the chief scientist at BP and subsequently undersec- situation is as bad as the IPCC’s best guess, nor is it strong retary for science at the U.S. Department of Energy under enough to convince pessimists that the situation is as good President Obama. He has written on the climate debate and as the IPCC’s best guess. This results in a hugely emotional this book represents a detailed account of his views. debate in which optimists point to the tremendous costs of It is difficult to review a book like this without a few policies designed to reduce emissions and the pessimists words about the fraught debate over climate change. There believe that without immediate and strong http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Business Economics Springer Journals

Stephen E. Koonin: unsettled: what climate science tells us, what it doesn’t, and why it matters

Business Economics , Volume 57 (1) – Jan 1, 2022

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Business Economics (2022) 57:31–34 https://doi.org/10.1057/s11369-021-00239-y BOOK RE VIE W Stephen E. Koonin: unsettled: what climate science tells us, what it doesn’t, and why it matters BenBella Books, 2021 David K. Levine Published online: 26 August 2021 © National Association for Business Economics 2021 Stephen E. Koonin started his career as a theoretical physi- It does however pose a problem for the debate because the cist and subsequently moved on to be a science advisor: he evidence is not strong enough to convince optimists that the was the chief scientist at BP and subsequently undersec- situation is as bad as the IPCC’s best guess, nor is it strong retary for science at the U.S. Department of Energy under enough to convince pessimists that the situation is as good President Obama. He has written on the climate debate and as the IPCC’s best guess. This results in a hugely emotional this book represents a detailed account of his views. debate in which optimists point to the tremendous costs of It is difficult to review a book like this without a few policies designed to reduce emissions and the pessimists words about the fraught debate over climate change. There believe that without immediate and strong

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Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jan 1, 2022

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