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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Santer, despite the shortcomings of the scientific evidence, had inserted a strong
endorsement of man-made warming in the 1996 report's chapter 8: There is
evidence of an emerging pattern of climate response to forcing by greenhouse
19 • In 1998, more than 17,000 scientists signed the "Oregon petition,"
expressing doubt about man-made global warming and opposing the Kyoto
Protocol. More than 2,600 of the signers of this anti- Kyoto petition have climate
... James, 15 global climate models: EPA on, 176; as expensive attempt of
forecasting the unknown, 178-80; history-based skeptics on, 175-76; man-made
warming activists on, 175; pinning future on unverified, 176-77; as untrustworthy,
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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