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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Oceanographer William H. Quinn reconstructed the fluctuations in Nile floods,
from 641 to modern times, using a wide variety of historical sources. Quinn found
that during the Dark Ages, from 622 to 999, the Nile floods were below normal 28
The flood history of the upper Mississippi Valley includes a warm, dry climate
from 3000 B.C. to 1300 B.C., with rain and snowfall totaling about 15 percent less
than today, according to James C. Knox of the University of Wisconsin.
We are likely to have more severe droughts and bigger floods in particular
regions as temperatures get closer to the peak levels of the Medieval Warming—
but the world has had sizable droughts and floods even during global coolings.
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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