Climate Change: A Wicked Problem: Complexity and Uncertainty at the Intersection of Science, Economics, Politics, and Human Behavior Incropera addresses the panoply of causes of warming, feedback systems, and effects, as well as the range of strategies proposed to address climate change. More than many other books covering this large and complex topic, Incropera addresses energy production. He also looks at societal, cultural, religious, ethical, and other factors that come into play when we try to figure out what to do about this “wicked problem.” This book makes clear that this is not a simple problem, but a complex one because of the vast and variable scales of time and space involved. There have been a few textbook-style academic books on climate change produced over the years. Climate Change: A Wicked Problem: Complexity and Uncertainty at the Intersection of Science, Economics, Politics, and Human Behavior Table of Contents Foreword Tony Earley Foreword Bud Peterson Foreword Arun Majumdar 1. Energy, economics, and climate change 2. The earth’s climate system 3. Greenhouse gases 4. Global warming 5. Consequences of global warming 6. Mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering 7. Public policy options 8. The politics of global warming: a history lesson and future prospects 9. Dissenting opinions: the great hoax 10. The ethics of climate change 11. A way forward References Index. Followed by appendices on unit conversions, fossil fuels, sources of methane, time scales, and coal-fired plants; And notes.