Let’s start with a couple short informed observations of why Steven Koonin’s “Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters”, is nonsensical claptrap.
There is no development of the arguments, no counter-points, no constructive back and forth, just the same arguments that they appear to have thought up once and never examined.
Personally, I like taking on smart criticisms. They help hone the science, clarify the arguments and point to areas of needed research. But there isn’t a single thing here worth taking on.
Director of GISS
Climate scientist Ben Santer, (with appropriate links added by myself):
“It is simply untrue that Prof. Koonin is confronting climate scientists with unpleasant facts they ignored or failed to understand.”
Dr. Ben Santer wrote in his resignation letter to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: “The climate science community treats uncertainties in an open and transparent way. It has done so for decades.
My question: Why has Koonin rejected honesty, learning and self-skepticism, which are the foundations of serious science?
Time to finally get “Steven Koonin’s liar for hire, a bibliographic collection” posted and behind me. I need to complete this, rather than simply blowing it off, because I’m driven by my utter incomprehension at the success of Koonin’s 2021 stale rerun of the same one dimensional anti-science rhetorical campaign strategy pioneered by the Father of Science By Slander, Fred Seitz back in the tobacco war days.
“Steven Koonin’s Liar for Hire, a Bibliographic Collection”
A Student Resource
Robin Bravender, E&E News reporter, August 7, 2017, eenews.net