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 first stage of Kyoto energy constraints called for its members to reduce their
emissions of greenhouse gases by a very modest 5.2 percent from 1990 levels.
This would make only an undetectable impact on any global warming caused by
Of these, 92 percent showed evidence for the Medieval Warming. Only two
showed no evidence of warming.20 The studies confirming the warm period
covered the land areas of Greenland; Europe; Russia; the U.S. Corn Belt, Central
It was clear to all that the second phase would have to be much more severe than
the 5.2 percent cut (from 1990 levels) agreed on for the first phase to 2012.
Perhaps the crucial factor was the surge of industrial growth and wealth in the
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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