Acknowledgments
The Climate Pandemic

 How Climate Disruption Threatens Human Survival

Above all, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to my dear wife, Joni. She has supported my work for more than five decades, and is a canny editor, wise counsel, and best friend.

Special thanks to the people who helped shepherd this book from draft to finished work. Insightful comments from my longtime friend and esteemed colleague David Salisbury helped me focus on and remedy the manuscript’s weaknesses. Without the meticulous, tireless fact checking by Dr. Alka Tripathy-Lang, this book would have been infested with errors large and small. And Megan Sever’s virtuoso editing skills and deep knowledge of climate science contributed enormously to the book’s quality.

I also owe an profound debt of gratitude to the science, economic, environment, and general assignment writers covering climate disruption—as well as scientists who write lay-level articles. Their expert reportage led me to key scientific papers and offered invaluable context and insight into the science.

Besides those journalists whose work is directly cited in the book, the many, many writers I wish to thank are:

John Abraham, Simon Adams, Allan Adamson, Daniel Adel, Ben Adler, Nafeez Ahmed, Rhett Allain, Myles Allen, Simon Alvarez, Jonathan Amos, Geeta Anand, Kevin Anderson, Monica Anderson, Ross Andersen, Maytaal Angel, Monica Antonio, David Archer, Chris Feliciano Arnold, Christie Aschwanden, Emily Atkin, Adam Aton, David Auerbach, Ian Austen, James Ayre, Jamie Ayque, Umberto Bacchi, Fred Backus, Emily Badger, Kyle, Bakx, Kavya Balaraman, Patrick Barkham, Michael Barnard, Rachel Koning Beals, Hilary Beaumont, Gary Bentley, Elena Becatoros, Alice Bell, Jessica Benko, Emily Benson, Gary Bentley, Leonid Bershidsky, Bob Berwyn, Shivali Best, Mark Betancourt, Rae Ellen Bichell, Ian Bickis, David Biello, Brian Bienkowski, Steve Bird, Loz Blain, Alan Blinder, Jonathan Blitzer, Ninad Bondre, Laura Boness, I. Bonifacic, Neal E. Boudette, Philippe Bousquet, Mary Bowerman, Roger Bradbury, Keith Bradsher, Catherine Brahic, Peter Brannen, Ken Branson, Nick Breeze, Samuel Brinton, Bianca Britton, Jacob Brogan, Jonah Engel Bromwich, Alex Brown, Joshua Brown, Lauretta Brown, Ben Brumfield, Robert Bryce, Stephanie Bucklin, Zack Budryk, Alan Buis, Oliver Burkeman, Robert J. Burrowes, Weiya Cai, Ken Caldeira, Justine Calma, Timothy Cama, Pep Canadell, Diane Cardwell, Nick Carey, Jill Carle, Audrey Carleton, Ada Carr, Damian Carrington, Leticia Casado, Tina Casey, Davide Castelvecchi, Joseph Castro, Damien Cave, Scott Cendrowski, David L. Chandler, Aruna Chandrasekhar, Kirtana Chandrasekaran, Alicia Chang, Julie Chao, Matt Charnock, Mark Chediak, Ian Cheney, Nina Chestney, Adrian Cho, Renee Cho, Charles Q. Choi, Denise Chow, Lorraine Chow, Jennifer Chu, Marlene Cimons, Erica Cirino, Simon Clark, Scott Clement, Harry Cockburn, Steve Cohen, Jess Colarossi, Tim Collins, John Cook, Zoë Corbyn, Zoe Cormier, Warren Cornwall, Stan Cox, Meehan Crist, Kevin Crowley, Dana Cruikshank, Heidi Cullen, Elizabeth Culliford, Abdi Latif Dahir, Chris D’Angelo, Megan Darby, Greta Dargie, Tom Dart, Coral Davenport, Alex Davies, Nicola Davis, Jeremy Deaton, Jason Deign, Christine Dell'Amore, Magali Delmas, Kevin Dennehy, Brady Dennis, Jennifer De Pinto, Olivier De Schutter, Drew DeSilver, Hannah Devlin, Bill DiBenedetto, Tom Di Liberto, Dante Disparte, Cat DiStasio, Peter Dockrill, Ben Doherty, Michaeleen Doucleff, Leah Douglas, Alister Doyle, Sybren Drijfhout, Lee Drutman, Tran Viet Duc, Janessa Duncombe, Hayley Dunning, Joseph Dussault, Cheryl Dybas, George Dvorsky, Bob Eccles, Patrick J. Egan, Steve Elfers, Tom Embury-Dennis, Sarah Emerson, Tom Engelhardt, Peter Evans, Helena Bottemiller Evich, Jack Ewing, Chloe Farand, Robert Fares, Philip Fearnside, Mark Fischetti, Jill Fitzsimmons, Christopher Flavelle, Emily Flitter, Alan Flurry, Katherine Ellen Foley, Tim Folger, Sheila Foran, Kambiz Foroohar, Michael Forsythe, Henry Fountain, Justin Fox, Jennifer Francis, Anmar Frangoul, Benjamin Franta, Mya Frazier, Andrew Freedman, Lisa Friedman, Emile Frison, Peter C Frumhoff, Elizabeth A. Fulton, Cary Funk, Josh, Gabbatiss, Melanie Gade, Owen Gaffney, Kate Galbraith, Patrick Galey, Beth Gardiner, Timothy Gardner, Dan Garisto, Dan Gearino, Oliver Geden, Laura Geggel, Natasha Geiling, Russ George, Emily J. Gertz, Megan Geuss, Victoria Gill, Justin Gillis, Beatrice Gitau, Rick Gladstone, Peter Gleick, Andrew Glikson, Himanshu Goenka, Michael Goff, Elizabeth Dow Goldman, Evelyn Gonzalez, Andrew Good, Erica Goode, Jeff Goodell, Alec Goodwin, Kevin Gosztola, Gaelle Gourmelon, Carolyn Gramling, Dino Grandoni, David Gray, Sean Greene, Nell Greenfieldboyce, Carolyn Gregoire, Elizabeth Grieco, Rachel Griess, Andrew Griffin, Ray Grigg, Marmian Grimes, Nichola Groom, Liza Gross, Michael Grynbaum, Georgina Gustin, Alison Hadley, Jonathan Hahn, Volker Hahn, Kalea Hall, Shannon Hall, James Hamblin, Laura Hampton, Eric Hand, Steve Hanley, Elaine Hannah, James Hansen, Kathryn Hansen, Robert Hargraves, Greg Harman, Alexander Haro, Roger Harrabin, John Harris, Mark Harris, Nancy Harris, Chelsea Harvey, Fiona Harvey, Suhardiyoto Haryadi, David Hasemyer, Susan Joy Hassol , Zeke Hausfather, Karl Hausker, Ed Hawkins, Stuart Haszeldine, Richard Heinberg, Christopher Helman, Ben Henley, W.J. Hennigan, Peter Hergersberg, Javier C. Hernández, Rebecca Hersher, Mark Hertsgaard, Nat Herz, Katie Herzog, Jason Hickel, Hannah Hickey, Tina Hilding, Taylor Hill, Miyuki Hinosept, Zahra Hirji, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Constance Holden, Johan Hollander, Julia Hollingsworth, Eric Holthaus, Marlowe Hood, Helena Horton, Lisa Horton, David Hosansky, Kurt Zenz House, Morgan Housel, Emma Howard, Tiffany Hsu, Aaron Huertas, Benjamin Hulac, Robert Hunziker, María Elena Hurtado, Lisa Hymas, Charles Iceland, Sasha Ingber, Mason Inman, Phillip Inman, Michelle Innis, Umair Irfan, Crys Ja, Lucas Jackson, Rob Jackson, Dahr Jamail, Ian James, Brooke Jarvis, McKay Jenkins, Ashutosh Jogalekar, Keith Johnson, Nathanael Johnson, Scott K. Johnson, Adam Johnston, Ian Johnston, Judson Jones, Nicola Jones, YunMee Jung, Camille von Kaenel, Kevin Kalhoefer, Mallika Kallingal, Drew Kann, Shayle Kann, Amina Khan, Brian Kahn, Matthew Kahn, Karen Kaplan, Nicole Karlis, Rakteem Katakey, Cheryl Katz, Brandon Keim, John Kemp, Brian Kennedy, Caitlyn Kennedy, Diana Kenney, Kat Kerlin, Sebastian Kettley, Jeannie Kever, Amina Khan, Gene Kim, Ken Kimmel, Michael Kimmelman, Andrew King, Ed King, Eli Kintisch, Mark Kinver, Alex Kirby, Rebecca Klar, Ben Klayman, Naomi Klein, Tanya Klein, Christopher Knaus, John Knefel, Trent Knoss, Kim Knowlton, Puneet Kollipara, Dan Kopf, Robert Kovacs, Sam Kovacs, Kevin Krajick, Lindsey Kratochwill, Clifford Krauss, Nicholas Kristof, Andy Kroll, Paul Krummel, Kalyan Kumar, Nicholas Kusnetz, Anton Laakso, Nina, Lakhani, Bob Lalasz, Allison Lampert, Mark Landler, Krista Langlois, Erica Langston, Marianne Lavelle, Sandra Laville, Shola Lawal, Jeffrey Lazarus, Stephen Leahy, Rebecca Leber, David Leonhardt, Christine Lepisto, Rafi Letzter, Chelsea Leu, Kelly Levin, Steve LeVine, David Levitan, Simon Lewis, Sophie Lewis, Paul Lienart, XiaoZhi Lim, Rowena Lindsay, Lauren Lipuma, Xiawan Liu, Robin Lloyd, Tara Lohan, Lexi Lonas, Ernesto Londoño, Denise Lu, Joel Lucas, Tim Lucas, Adrian Luckman, Jennifer Ludden, Patrick Luganda, Kathryn Luu, Abrahm Lustgarten, Fiona MacDonald, Ted MacDonald, Tyler MacDonald, Katharine Mach, David J.C. MacKay, Kathleen Maclay, Kelly, Macnamara, Kerra Maddern, Bobby Magill, Payton Major, Naureen S. Malik, Adam Mann, Sanya, Mansoor, Alan Mammoser, Lauren Markham, George Marshall, Jane Martinson, Mike Masnick, Susan Matthews, Karl Mathiesen, Cristiane Mazzetti, Mairead McArdle, Lauren McCauley, Robert McClure, Kirstie McCrum, Jessica McDonald, Morgan McFall-Johnson, Adam McGibbon, Dave McGlinchey, Matt McGrath, Maryn McKenna, Phil McKenna, Bill McKibben, Robin McKie, Jeff McMahon, Robert McSweeney, Katie Medlock, Malte Meinshausen, Cole Mellino, Bruce Melton, Emma Foehringer Merchant, Sam Meredith, Robinson Meyer, Zia Mian, Stella Mikhailova, Brandon Miller, Mark P. Mills, Michael Mills, Oliver Milman, Susan Minnemeyer, Kristen Minogue, Robert Mitchum, Andrew Monaghan, Richard Monastersky, George Monbiot, Robert Monroe, Chris Mooney, Henrietta Moore, Jefferson Keith Moore, Barbara Moran, Dominique Mosbergen, Marlene Moses, Catriona Moss, Bill Moyers, Steven Mufson, Anne C. Mulkern, Megan Mullin, Kevin Murnane, Trevor Nace, Clay Farris Naff, Pierce Nahigyan, Jatin Nathwani, Bryan Nelson, Richard Nesbitt, Deborah Netburn, Daniel Nethery, Alan Neuhauser, David Nield, Ulrike Niemeier, Eric Niiler, Michelle Nijhuis, Dharna Noor, Rod Nordland, Dennis Normile, Anna North, Diane Noserale, Dana Nuccitelli, Rachel Nuwer, Leah NY, Patti Nyman, Mary Catherine O'Connor, Larry O’Hanlon, Martin O'Leary, Mark Olshaker, Naomi Oreskesaug, Jessica Orwig, Hannah Osborne, Michael T. Osterholm, Betsy Otto, Ben Panko, Kristina Panos, Stephanie Pappas, Laura Parker, Katrina Pascual, Mary Papenfuss, Jugal K. Patel, Prachi Patel, Sushmita Pathak, Brittany Patterson, Henry M. Paulson Jr., Fred Pearce, Roland Pease, Lynne Peeples, Ivan Penn, Veronica Penney, Glen Peters, Molly Peterson, John Pickrell, Roz Pidcock, Katrin Piecha, Kendra Pierre-Louis, Natasha Pinol, Phil Plait, Brad Plumer, Kyle Pope, Nadja Popovich, Eduardo Porter, Ben Poulter, Rachel Premack, Tim Profeta, Nadia Prupis, Gaius Publius, Linda Qiu, Jon Queally, Tim Radford, John von Radowitz, Rodney Rafols, Lee Rainie, Rachel Ramirez, Tom Randall, John Raphael, Carol Rasmussen, Akshat Rathi, Kate Ravilious, Graham Readfearn, Sara Reardon, Mola Taylor Redd, Sarah Reed, Steve Reilly, Samson Reiny, Stefan Renckens, Tim Requarth, Andrew Revkin, Doyle Rice, Matt Richtel, James Ridgeway, Claire Rigby, Karl Ritter, David Roberts, Karen B. Roberts, Campbell Robertson, Denise Robbins, Gary Robbins, Jim Robbins, Dan Robitzski, Alan Robock, José Rodríguez Jr.Eelco Rohling, Jenna Romaine, Joe Romm, Eleanor Rose, Joan Rose, Ben Rosen, Julia Rosen, Yereth Rosen, Philip Ross, Eric Roston, David Rotman, Andy Rowell, Justin Rowlatt, Matthew Rozsa, Carolyn Ruppel, Devon Ryan, Neil Saintilan, Maya Salam, Anthony Salvanto, Joe Satran, Sydney Sauer, Marielle Saunois, Shalini Saxena, Christina Schaedel, Kevin Schaefer, Nathaniel Scharping, Richard Schiffman, Vanessa Schipani, Zoë Schlanger, Tatiana Schlossberg, Sara Schonhardt, Thomas Schueneman, Jeremy Schulman, Kai Schultz, Dirk Schulze-Makuch, John Schwartz, Mark Shwartz, Sky Selrach, Kirk Semple, Somini Sengupta, Hannah Seo, Robert F. Service, Zachary Shahan, Jess Shankleman, Sabrina Shankman, Bill Sherwonit, Julia Short, Irina Slav, Tom Solomon, Victoria St. Martin, Samanth Subramanian, Geoffrey Supran, John D. Sutter, Zoë Schlanger, Tatiana Schlossberg, Ruth Schuster, John Schwartz, Nelson D. Schwartz, Carrie Seay-Fleming, Andrew Seifter, Jess Shankleman, Sabrina Shankman, Bhadra Sharma, Anthony Sharwood, Michael Shellenberger, Kate Sheppard, Li Shuo, Andrew Simms, Varun Sivaram, Ramin Skibba, Michael Slezak, Jeanna Smialek, Vaclav Smil, Susan Smillie, Daniel Smith, Dov Smith, Joshua Emerson Smith, Valerie Smock, Joe Smyth, Annie Sneed, Laura Snider, Andrew Snyder-Beattie, Alexis Sobel Fitts, Rebecca Solnit, Liz Spayd, Curt Stager, Douglas Starr, Nick Stockton, Bruce Stokes, Erik Stokstad, Maddie Stone, Susan Stranahan, Hiroko Tabuchi, Molly Taft, Steven Teles, James Temple, Geraldine Tham, Ishaan Tharoor, Andrea Thompson, Jason Thomson, Jeff Tietz, Simone Tilme, John Timmer, Matt Timms, Jonathan Tirone, David Titley, Jeff Tollefson, John Toon, Simon Torok, Tony Tran, Ben Turner, Roger Tyers, Kristan Uhlenbrock, John Upton, Ian Urbina, Gayathri Vaidyanathan, Katie Valentine, Adam Vaughan, John Vidal , Maria-José Viñas, Gaia Vince, Emmanuel Vincent, Nick Visser, Bill Vlasic, Tom Voelk, Paul Voosen, Richard Waite, Bryan Walsh, Scott Waldman, Waldrop, M. Mitchell, Peter Walker, Tim Wallace, David Wallace-Wells, Greg Walters, Brian Wang, Hayley Warren, Jonathan Watts, Rob Waugh, Jim Waymer, Spencer Weart, Bob Weber, Mindy Weisberger, Peter Weiss, Craig Welch, David Welch, Cassie Werber, Peter West, Ben Westcott, Anthony LeRoy Westerling, Kate Wheeling, Jeremy White, Joseph White, Richard Wike, Jens Wilkinson, Rob Wile, Oscar Williams, Jacqueline Williams, Weston Williams, Janet Wilson, Dan Winters, Tim Wogan, Natalie, Wolchover, Edward Wong, Caroline Wood, Charlie Wood, Alistair Woodward, Justin Worland, Stephen Wright, Felicia Wu, Ellen Wulfhorst, Bob Yirka, Kate Yoder, Lois Yoksoulian, Ed Yong, Angelo Young, Katrina Yu, Tom Yulsman, Alexander Zaitchik, Matt Zdun, Eric Zerkel, Cici Zhang, Sarah Zhang, Carl Zimmer, Brian Zinchuk, and Anya Zoledziowski.

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