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Climate science: Unsettled?


Scientists are not unanimous about what data show on climate change and its projected effects. One noted NYU physicist has taken issue with how media and some scientists describe the scientific record.

Dr. Steven Koonin raised concern with the way some scientists and media outlets make dire-sounding predictions about climate change. In Koonin’s reading of the science, the future of climate change impact is much more nuanced. He anticipates climate-related challenges for some areas of the world, but Koonin believes other regions will experience minimal or no effects. This interpretation of the scientific record differs from what the UN and other government bodies offer.

Access the first installment in Brian’s climate series, “Nothing simple or easy about climate change challenges,” here. Access the next installment in Brian’s climate series, “Power generation central to climate challenges and innovation,” here. and the following report–“Hazy skies ahead for EPA, government climate regulation”–here.