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Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years Paperback – Sep 11 2006

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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (Sept. 11 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0742551172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0742551176
  • Product Dimensions: 15.7 x 2 x 23 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 408 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews
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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. (William Kininmonth, Australasian Climate Research)

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. (Robert C. Balling, Jr., Arizona State University)

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! (George H. Taylor, State Climatologist, Oregon Climate Service)

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. (Frederick Seitz, former President, National Academy of Sciences)

Real science in, real science out. A masterpiece of understanding, dispelling the computer myths of manmade global warming. Please read this book. (David Bellamy, Order of the British Empire, academic, author and host of British TV documentaries)

A wonderful new book. . . . meticulously researched and footnoted. (The Washington Times)

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. (Science Daily)

...a thoughtful book by two respected scientists... (Shopfloor.Org)

Unstoppable Global Warming is a valuable and sane contribution to the public conversation about global warming. It deserves a warm reception from readers. (The Washington Times)

Recommended. (CHOICE)

About the Author

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. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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I spent 31 years working with the Meteorological Service of Canada. I am sick to death of people with virtually no knowledge of climatology dismissing the work of distinguished scientists with ad hominem arguments and accusations of denial.

There are hundreds of very distinguished atmospheric scientists who do not subscribe to the view that climate change is anthropogenic and thousands of others working in the field who agree with them. Their work is published in the journal Nature, the Journal of the AMA, the Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society and in a host of other scientific journals and in many books. People like Lindzen, Landsea, Wingham, Kirkby, Dyson, Solanki, Tsonis, Kininmonth, Leroux, Christy, Jaworowski, Carter, Gray, Bryson, Segalstad, Svensmark, Abdussamatov, Ollier, Michaels, Motl, Soon, McKitrick and a host of others have offered very convincing evidence that climate change is something that is driven by natural processes.

Richard Lindzen from MIT is probably the most distinguished climatologist in the world. He is a recipient of the AMS's Meisinger, and Charney Awards, and AGU's Macelwane Medal (likely the only man ever to win all three). He is a member of the NRC Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, and a Fellow of the AAAS1. He is a consultant to the Global Modeling and Simulation Group at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has been both a lead author and a reviewer for the IPCC. Dr. Lindzen is willing to debate with anyone, anywhere regarding the anthropogenic view.
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In this book, S. Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery - both distinguished climate scientists - make a convincing case for the 1,500-year solar-driven climate cycle. The authors meticulously summarize the evidence supporting a Sun-driven 1,500-year climate cycle, using references largely from peer-reviewed sources (e.g. scientific journals, etc.) Carbon Dioxide or CO2 emissions are demonstrated to be a lagging indicator of climate change. In other words, CO2 levels tend to rise several hundred years AFTER global warming takes place, as opposed to being the drivers of global warming. This is an important scientific discovery, and the authors deserve approbation for making this point crystal clear to the non-scientist.

While Singer and Avery are in their element summarizing the evidence in favor of a solar-driven 1,500-year climate cycle, they are less convincing when talking about some of the possible side effects of global warming. In particular, I find Chapter 12 (titled "Human Deaths") less than entirely convincing. While the authors are careful to marshall the evidence demonstrating that, all else being equal, warmer weather kills fewer people than a proportionate decrease in temperature, I am not nearly as convinced that the spread of diseases would not be greater in a warmer climate. After all, we know from high school biology that bacteria and germ growth are greatest in a warm, humid environment. And this is precisely the environment which would exist in more of the world, as global warming increases.

Deaths from disease aside, the other major global warming fears - those of rising sea levels, more extreme weather patterns, species extinction, and famine and drought - are convincingly proved by the authors to be largely baseless.
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The only "immoral propaganda" and "rubbish" so far are to be found in two of the negative comments on this book.

Leftist ideologues are easily recognizable by
a) their vicious intolerance for views opposing their own, thus demonstrating complete ignorance of the scientific method
b) their illusion that ad hominem smears are an argument and acceptable substitute for reasoned rebuttal of facts
c) their Chicken Little sky-is-falling catastrophe of the week excitability and
d) their overwhelming hubris admonishing a giant in a field they know nothing about and suppressing his work. One reviewer and his librarian mother actually took it on themselves to denounce a distinguished scientist such as Dr. Singer and possibly divert his book from the library shelves on the basis of their unspecified "research", presumably reading junk science sites.

Librarians who think it's their job to cull books on the basis of their personal ideology should be fired. Book censors should not be running libraries.
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This is an excellent book proposing that global warming is caused by natural phenomena and will happen, no matter what we do. Instead of trying to fight it, we might as well accept it and deal with its consequences. Plenty of research shows that there have been underlying cycles, such as a 1500-year cycle in global warming (it was warmer at the time of the Romans, than it is now; the sun is now 30% brighter than it was at the time the Earth was formed, etc.). It is a refreshing counter-argument to all the present hype and brings some sanity into the discussion.
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