I don’t usually recommend videos about the environment, especially hour-long ones. But this was worth my time and perhaps yours: an interview with Steven Koonin, author of Unsettled.
The location is Uncommon Knowledge, a Hoover Institution program on Youtube. Peter Robinson is the interviewer.
Koonin’s book, published in 2021, has attracted great interest because he is a prominent scholar—with degrees from CalTech and MIT. And he also served in the Obama administration. So, while he is part of the establishment, he questions much of what goes for climate science these days. He’s not a “denier”; he just puts changing climate into perspective.
He does so with knowledge, intensity, earnestness, and charm. This interview can give useful guidance to help those who question the fearsome predictions of climate change .
In a review on this site, Sterling Burnett said about Koonin:
“Dr. Koonin, currently a professor at New York University, holding multiple appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Department of Physics. He was involved in the development of early computer models used in science and wrote one of the first books describing on how computer models were developed, how they function, and their strengths and limits when used in science; a book still widely used in college classrooms today. Koonin has written more than 200 academic papers and articles. They have been cited over 14,000 times, according to Google Scholar.”
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