Unstoppable global warming: every 1,500 years
Singer and Avery present in popular language supported by in-depth scientific evidence the compelling concept that global temperatures have been rising mostly or entirely because of a natural cycle. Using historic data from two millennia of recorded history combined with the natural physical records found in ice cores, seabed sediment, cave stalagmites, and tree rings, Unstoppable Global Warming argues that the 1,500 year solar-driven cycle that has always controlled the earth's climate remains the driving force in the current warming trend. Trillions of dollars spent on reducing fossil fuel use would have no effect on today's rising temperatures. The public policy key, Singer and Avery propose, is adaptation, not fruitless attempts at prevention. Further, they offer convincing evidence that civilization's most successful eras have coincided with the cycle's warmest peaks. With the added benefit of modern technology, humanity can not only survive global climate change, but thrive.
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The lead author was Martin L. Hoffert, a New York University physicist. The
team's basic conclusion was that cutting CO2 levels would "require Herculean
effort." They say CO2 is a key element of modern society that "cannot be
"Unfortunately," the Hoffert authors warn, "the effects of such efficiency could be
overwhelmed if China and India follow the U.S. path from bicycles and mass
transit to cars. (Asia already accounts for more than 80 percent of world
M. Hoffert et al., "Advanced Technology Paths to Climate Stability: Energy for a
Greenhouse Planet," Science 298 (1 November 2002): 981-87. 11. Summary for
Policymakers, Working Group III, IPCC Third Assessment Review, 2001: 8. 12.
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There used to be farms on Greenland -- just about 1000 years ago, well within the historical record. That's why they called it 'Green'-land. Now, of course, Greenland is too cold, but the ruins of the ... Read full review
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Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years, Part 1
Siegfried Fred Singer,Dennis T. Avery
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