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.
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. Unstoppable Global Warming explains why we're warming, why it's not very dangerous, and why we can't stop it anyway.
The Washington Times
Unstoppable Global Warming is a valuable and sane contribution to the public conversation about global warming. It deserves a warm reception from readers.
...a thoughtful book by two respected scientists...
George H. Taylor
Fred Singer and Dennis Avery have put together an impressive collection of 'reasons to believe that global warming may not be as bad as some people are telling us'—in other words, that natural variations, rather than human-emitted greenhouse gases, have tended to control climate. Their exhaustive list of scientific references, mostly from refereed journals, only underscores their statements. Bravo for a job well done!
This book is must reading for anyone concerned about global warming. The authors stress that "consensus" has no place in science, only hard-headed testing of speculation. Their testing of the earth's erratic, moderate warming since 1850 leads them to the planet's recently discovered—but already broadly studied—1500-year climate cycle.
Real science in, real science out. A masterpiece of understanding, dispelling the computer myths of manmade global warming. Please read this book.
Fred Singer and Dennis Avery highlight the many fallacies associated with the hysterical claims of dangerous climate change and unsubstantiated computer projections surrounding the theory of human caused global warming. They have managed to lay out, dissect, and expose the facts in a thoroughly readable style. Unstoppable Global Warming is a ‘must read’ for everybody who is interested in the real issues surrounding climate change.
Robert C. Balling
Singer and Avery skillfully present their case for the existence of a solar-induced 1,500 year cycle that generates warming and cooling of the Earth’s temperature irrespective of the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases. The authors even more skillfully argue the implications of their findings to the ongoing heated debate regarding the human contribution to observed and future changes in climate.
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, (Independent Institute, 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.
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