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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.
Chapter 1 Prologue Chapter 2 List of Graphs Chapter 3 Earth's Climate Timeline Chapter 4 1. Is Humanity Losing the Global Warming Debate? Chapter 5 2. How Did We Find the Earth's 1,500-year Climate Cycle? Chapter 6 3. Shattered Glass in the Greenhouse Theory Chapter 7 4. The Baseless Fears: Sea Levels Will Surge, Bringing Floods and Devastation Chapter 8 5. The Treaty That Would Change Earth's Climate—Or Maybe Not Chapter 9 6. The Baseless Fears: A Million Wild Species Will Be Lost Forever Chapter 10 7. Warming and Cooling in Human History Chapter 11 8. The Baseless Fears: Warming Brings Famine, Drought, and Barren Soils Chapter 12 9. The Earth Tells Its Own Story of Past Climate Cycles Chapter 13 10. The Baseless Fears: More Frequent and Fiercer Storms Chapter 14 11. How Far Can We Trust the Global Climate Models? Chapter 15 12. The Baseless Fears: Abrupt Global Cooling Chapter 16 13. The Sun-Climate Connection Chapter 17 14. The Baseless Fears: Millions of Human Deaths from Warming Chapter 18 15. Powering the Future: Can We Depend on Renewable Energy? Chapter 19 16. The Ultimate Failure of the Kyoto Protocol Chapter 20 Glossary Chapter 21 About the Authors