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Earth’s Climate Is Changing, But Mainstream Climate Coverage Is Burdened By Knowledge Gaps And Popular Misconceptions




Photo of “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters” by Steven E. Koonin. Credit: BenBella Books
Photo of “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters” by Steven E. Koonin. Credit: BenBella Books

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In a new book out this month, author Steve E. Koonin argues that Earth’s climate is changing, but the scientific findings are more opaque than popular media often suggests.

In his new book “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters,” the science policy expert argues that although climate is warming and humans are influencing it, many findings are more ambiguous than black-and-white public conversations on climate typically suggest. But why is that? Koonin focuses on the disconnect between researchers and popular media, which can cause inaccurate or uneven information to get through. It is the job of scientists, he argues, to make sure that the public is armed with the best information possible to understand our changing climate.

Today on AirTalk, we’re talking with Steve Koonin about his new book “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters.” Questions? Give us a call at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Steve E. Koonin, professor at New York University and author of the new book, “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters” (BenBella Books, May 2021)