🏆 2023 BIBA® Non-Fiction: Environmental Science Winner!
Much of what you’ve been told about climate disruption are myths
The most comprehensive book on climate disruption, The Climate Pandemic reveals why:
• Current plans to limit global heating will not avoid climate catastrophe.
• Renewable energy will not offer a major clean energy source.
• Decarbonizing our energy system is a delusion.
• The human species will not ultimately survive climate disruption.
The Climate Pandemic details the science, technology, politics, economics, and psychology that determine our climate future. It explains climate-driven heat waves, megadroughts, wildfires, floods, and superstorms. It explores the human impacts of climate disruption: increased toxicity and disease, famine, migration, conflict, and societal collapse. It documents the failure of the media, scientists, environmentalists, corporations, and politicians to act on climate disruption. And it reveals how the Paris agreement, renewable energy, carbon capture, geoengineering, and nuclear power are unrealistic panaceas.
As our mission for the future, the book advocates that we dedicate ourselves to palliating our planet, preserving as much as we can.
Dennis Meredith has worked as a science communicator at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. Over his career, he has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering. He is author of nonfiction books Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work and The Climate Pandemic: How Climate DisruptionThreatens Human Survival, as well as award-winning science thriller novels.
His work has taken him on adventures from Loch Ness in Scotland, on an expedition to search for the legendary monster, to the peak of Mauna Kea in Hawaii to dedicate a new telescope, to a rain forest research preserve in Costa Rica to catch and release bats for study.
He was a creator and developer of EurekAlert!, working with AAAS to establish this international research news service, which now links more than 12,000 journalists to news from 6,000 subscribing research institutions.
In 2007, he was elected as a AAAS Fellow “for exemplary leadership in university communications, and for important contributions to the theory and practice of research communication.” In 2012 he was named the year’s Honorary Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.
He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970).
Besides his writing, he develops and conducts communication workshops for researchers seeking to enhance their communication skills, both professional and lay-level. He has developed workshops for researchers at universities, research foundations, and government agencies and laboratories.