Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years,Updated and Expanded Edition / Edition 1

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

Science Daily
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
A wonderful new book. . . . meticulously researched and footnoted.
Shopfloor.Org
...a thoughtful book by two respected scientists...
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Recommended
Hawaii Reporter
This well written book is arguably the best book to date on the politics and science of global warming.
Sunday Star Ledger
argues that climate change is part of a natural cycle, not man-made, and seeks to debunk dominant scientific consensus on global warming.
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Recommended
William Kininmonth
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.
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!
Frederick Seitz
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.
David Bellamy
Real science in, real science out. A masterpiece of understanding, dispelling the computer myths of manmade global warming. Please read this book.
Shopfloor.Org - National Association of Manufacturers
...a thoughtful book by two respected scientists...
Philadelphia Bulletin
t is a very readable book that avoids scientific jargon and does not drown its major points in a flood of data, yet provides 449 references for anyone desiring to find and read the facts found and explained by international researchers.
Albuquerque Journal
. . . Highly recommended.
The Bellingham Herald
For those who would like to read the science rather than the politics of climate change I suggest Skinner and Avery's Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years.
Pensacola News Journal
“I would like o recommend that the author of the letter read the following books which are chock full of data exposing the global-warming hoax: “Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1,500 years” by Fred Singer, a distinguished research professor at George Mason University…perhaps if the author of the letter were to read these books, he would understand the truth concerning the global warming hoax, rather than swallow the propaganda of the leftists who want to tax U.S industries into oblivion.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742551244
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/25/2008
  • Edition description: Updated and Expanded Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 320,137
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.07 (h) x 0.69 (d)

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  • Posted November 13, 2008

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    Brilliant study of the real cause of the current warming

    Fred Singer, Research Professor at George Mason University in Virginia, and Dennis Avery, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in New York, have written a thorough account of the causes of global warming. Their work is backed by a lengthy list of references from refereed and peer-reviewed science journals.<BR/><BR/>They show that over the past million years the earth has been through 600 cycles of warming caused by regular changes in the sun¿s radiance. Each cycle lasts about 1,500 years and the temperature varies from 20C above the mean to 20C below it. The sun¿s radiance has increased by 0.050C per decade for the last 25 years and we are about 150 years into a moderate warming cycle.<BR/> <BR/>This is the only explanation for the modern warming that is backed by physical evidence, from ice cores, fossilised pollen, core stalagmites and seabed sediments. <BR/><BR/>They demolish Michael Mann¿s famous hockey-stick graph ¿ used by the UN¿s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and by US billionaire Al Gore in his movie. This graph purported to show that the 20th century was uniquely hot. But two experienced statisticians, Stephen McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, studied Mann¿s data and concluded that they did not produce the claimed results due to ¿collation errors, unjustifiable truncation or extrapolation of source data, obsolete data, geographical location errors, incorrect calculation of principal components and other quality control defects.¿ <BR/><BR/>The early 15th-century warming was hotter than the 20th-century warming, refuting the claim that the 20th century¿s record CO2 emissions caused unprecedented global warming. Antarctic ice cores show a strong correlation between temperature changes and CO2 levels, but CO2 levels rise about 800 years after temperatures rise. So temperature changes cause CO2 changes not vice versa.<BR/><BR/>Greens promote baseless fears, for example, ¿the oceans will rise by a metre by 2010.¿ No, the most likely rise is ten centimetres, according to the International Union of Quaternary Research¿s Sea Level Commission. Al Gore wrote in 1992, ¿global warming is expected to push temperatures up much more rapidly in the polar regions.¿ No, the Antarctic has been cooling since 1966; temperatures at both poles are lower than they were in 1930. <BR/> <BR/>¿A million species will be lost.¿ No, there will be more species because higher CO2 concentrations help plants, and therefore other species, to accept higher temperatures without harm. ¿There will be more frequent and fiercer storms.¿ No, a warmer climate is more stable and has fewer storms. ¿Millions will die from warming.¿ No, fewer people die from excess heat than from excess cold. ¿Warming will reduce crops.¿ No, it encourages growth in food crops, as do warming¿s increased rainfall (2% up in the 20th century) and increased CO2.<BR/><BR/>Solar and wind power is between four to ten times as dear as fossil-fuel and nuclear power. Shifting to `renewables¿ would mean converting hundreds of millions of acres of forest and wilderness to wind farms, solar panel arrays and biofuel crops. But since global warming is not dangerous and is not manmade, we don¿t need to cut our use of indispensable fossil fuels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2008

    provides a balance

    Because there is so much riding on the global response to climate change, I wanted to seek out any science-based info that would present a counter argument to the view that rising levels of carbon dioxide will cause catastrophic warming for the Planet. This book presents a fairly compelling case which indicates that other natural factors, like the Sun, for example, may be a much stronger driver of climate that human produced emissions of carbon dioxide. The implications of creating a whole new energy source within 10-20 years are immense and will cause unprecedented levels of economic turmoil if that course of action is taken. If on the other hand, our impact on current warming is relatively minor in comparison to the natural forces that have governed the climate for millions of years, then surely we would be infinitely better off enacting adaptation strategies as a response to climate changes and converting to other sources of energy over a longer time scale. There are certainly thoughtful people on both sides of this issue and I'm not ready to dismiss altogether the possibility that humanity is indeed having a significant impact on the climate system--however, I'm also not going to dismiss scientific evidence that appears to indicate that our industrial activities play a much lesser role in the climate equation. 'Unstoppable Global Warming' presents much in the way of physical evidence to support its conclusions and left me with the feeling that the science is decidedly not yet settled on this crucial issue, as many would have us believe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2014

    Great Book

    This is a great book! It gives amazing insight on why Global Waeming is not a thing and the Earth is not heating up because of humans. I used it for my project and it was great everyone was in awe of how wrong they were!

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