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Contents

Introduction
Part I: The Science
1. What We Know About Warming
2. Humble Human Influences
3. Emissions Explained and Extrapolated
4. Many Muddled Models
5. Hyping the Heat
6. Tempest Terrors
7. Precipitation Perils-From Floods to Fires
8. Sea Level Scares
9. Apocalypses That Ain't
10. Who Broke "The Science" and Why
11. Fixing the Broken Science
Part II: The Response
12. The Chimera of Carbon-Free
13. Could the US Catch the Chimera?
14. Plans B
Closing Thoughts
Endnotes
Acknowledgments
Index

About the Author

Dr. Steven E. Koonin is a leader in science policy in the United States. He served as Undersecretary for Science in the US Department of Energy under President Obama, where he was the lead author of the Department's Strategic Plan and the inaugural Quadrennial Technology Review (2011). With more than 200 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of physics and astrophysics, scientific computation, energy technology and policy, and climate science, Dr. Koonin was a professor of theoretical physics at Caltech, also serving as Caltech's Vice President and Provost for almost a decade. He is currently a University Professor at New York University, with appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Department of Physics. Dr. Koonin's memberships include US National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the JASON group of scientists who solve technical problems for the US government. Since 2014, he has been a trustee of the Institute for Defense Analyses and chaired the National Academies' Divisional Committee for Engineering and Physical Sciences from 2014-2019. He is currently an independent governor of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and has served in similar roles for the Los Alamos, Sandia, Brookhaven, and Argonne National Laboratories.

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