Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007 - Science - 260 pages
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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and Devastation
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A Million Wild Species Will
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and Barren Soils
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S. Fred Singer was the founding dean of the School of Environmental and Planetary Sciences at the University of Miami, the first director of the U.S. National Weather Satellite Service, and served five years as vice chairman of the U.S. National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmospheres. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books and monographs, including Global Climate Change (Paragon House, 1989) and Hot Talk, Cold Science: Global Warming's Unfinished Debate, (Independent Institute, 1997).

Dennis T. Avery has been a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute since 1989. Prior to that, he was a senior analyst in the U.S. Department of State (1980-88), where he won the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement in 1983. Avery's book Saving the Planet With Pesticides and Plastic: The Environmental Triumph of High-Yield Farming (Hudson) was first published in 1995, with a second edition in 2000.

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