Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years

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Rowman & Littlefield, Sep 13, 2006 - Science - 276 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 thedriving 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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Contents

Chapter 01 Is Humanity Losing the Global Warming Debate?
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Chapter 02 How Did We Find the Earths 1500year Climate Cycle?
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Chapter 03 Shattered Glass in the Greenhouse Theory
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Sea Levels Will Surge Bringing Floods and Devastation
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Chapter 05 The Treaty that Would Change Earths ClimateOr Maybe Not
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A Million Wild Species Will Be Lost Forever
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Chapter 07 Warming and Cooling in Human History
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Warming Brings Famine Drought and Barren Soils
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Chapter 11 How Far Can We Trust the Global Climate Models?
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Abrupt Global Cooling
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Chapter 13 The SunClimate Connection
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Millions of Human Deaths from Warming
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Can We Depend on Renewable Energy?
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Chapter 16 The Ultimate Failure of the Kyoto Protocol
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Glossary
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Index
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Chapter 09 The Earth Tells Its Own Story of Past Climate Cycles
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More Frequent and Fiercer Storms
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About the Authors
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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, (IndependentInstitute, 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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