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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24 Three stalagmites in a cave in Sauerland, Germany, give a climate history for
more than 17,000 years, clearly tracing backward through the Little Ice Age, the
Medieval Warming, the Dark Ages cold period, the Roman Warming— ...
Only the gradual northward progression of grape vines (in both Italy and Britain)
and olive trees (in Italy) seems to have registered the Roman Warming in their
minds. By the time the Romans had to contend with the global cooling of the Dark
... built as a response to lowered sea level, became silted," says John E. Oliver,
author of Climate and Man's Environment.6' 200 B.C. TO A.D. 600: THE ROMAN
WARMING After the first century B.C., Romans were writing of a warmer climate, ...
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It has been more than a few years since I read this book, therefore, I can't review with specifics; rather I am recalling an impression Unstoppable Global Warming made on me. An impact upon me which I ... Read full review
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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
Limited preview - 2007