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Absolutely fascinating. A very convincing case for the 1500-year climate cycle theory. Every paragraph is pockmarked with annotations from peer-reviewed journals, and everything they say seems to check out with what little science I know and what I could look up.If the authors are right, then the scare of man-made global warming is a sham, cooked up (so to speak) to get funding. They systematically go through every argument environmentalists have and annihilate it, then demonstrate how almost ev...
A really thorogh analysis of the "skeptic" point of view on this subject. Warning: SUPER scientific in nature. Pretty boring, honestly, but if you're looking for a place with FACTS that are supported by SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, this is the place.
Initial brief review:I have a ton of background in this subject, having invested a few thousand hours.I highly recommend this book.* Clear communication.* Fact based with references.* Does not shy away from controversy.* Identifies key areas where many have misled.* Presents the best info on what actually drives climate.
Well-documented and exhaustively cited book that takes aim at the "accepted" science behind anthropogenic global warming. I am not as convinced as Avery and Singer that the 1500 year cycle they describe is the true cause of global warming (especially due to the high +-500 year swing in the cycle), but either way it's a good read.
Convincing but I was already a 'denier'. Let's start another war for oil.
Irresponsible and cognitively challengedMy main problem with Singer and Avery begins with the first paragraph of Chapter One. Since this paragraph sums up their position perfectly, let me quote it:"The Earth is warming but physical evidence from around the world tells us that human-emitted CO2 (carbon dioxide) has played only a minor role in it. Instead, the mild warming seems to be part of a natural 1,500-year climate cycle...that goes back at least one million years." (p. 1)This is correct, bu...
This is a must read if you want to understand the climate and how it works. So much of what you think you know about the climate is wrong, exaggerated, and not scientifically accurate. The authors quote hundreds of studies and scientists that support their claim that global warming is not man made and occurs every 1500 years or so on its own. They provide lots of evidence and provide a good timeline of the climate going back 4.5 billion years ago.Climate is linked to the sun. Warming is good for...
Interesting, going through this a second time
Controversial, but clear, and not dogmatic.Singer and Avery, do not deny climate change, but argue that global warming is a trend in a 1,500 year cycle (as shown by ice-cores, stalagmite records and other proofs of landslide/ drought-wet period climactic changes in islands off Africa, in different studies). Thus they focus on more than the post industrial period.They also present counter-arguments to the more dire consquences to climate change that are often presented.1) Sea level rise threatens...
If you wonder if the current global warming is a natural event or the result of carbon released by man, this is an excellent book. It explains how global warming and cooling has been going on for millenniums. The first four chapters can be a bit dry as it goes over the details of how their research was conducted around the world examining tree rings, doing polar borings into ice cores, solar ray evaluations glaciers and other research methods. It is interesting that they did this research all ov...
OK I thought, interesting theory and it seems to make sense. Lots of citations to back up the claims. By the concluding chapter however the author(s)had drifted off into making ridiculous claims that completely undermine the rest of the book. For example they claim that the rolling blackouts in California in 2001 were caused by cutbacks in building new capacity that were mandated as a result of environmental opposition. So apparently those poor folks at Enron took the fall for nefarious environm...
I picked this book up after hearing a review on a local radio station. It is very interesting so far. It's whole goal is to show that there is a ~1500 year cycle of global warming and cooling. It goes against the current fear tactics of the "global warming" group. My personal belief is that God is ultimately in control of this earth and that we are to take care of this earth to the best of our abilities. However, even if we all "go green", there would still be a global warming trend ultimately o...
I have read this one a few times now....it is not a lightweight read, and is filled with pretty serious scientific arguments....and if you are a member of the "Church of AGW"...beware! Singer takes on the theory and will shake the faith of any hardcore believer in "Man-made" global warming.You have been warned.
A great compendium of the numerous scientific studies by numerous researchers from numerous countries which demonstrate that global warming, and cooling for that matter, have nothing to do with human activity.It's especially interesting to read about the effects of the Little Ice Age on human history.
Confirmed my suspicions of how morally bankrupt the Global Warming movement is. Also how politically motivated they are. Be sensible and always ask how much something will cost. And if the people who advocate these steps are willing to live with out modern conveniences now. If they are not willing, why should I pay attention to their ranting!
Fascinating, but a hard red due to so many statistics. Makes a strong case that we do not know the impact of man on the weather and that most of what we see is an ongoing historical pattern. The key message seems to be, hom much pain should we suffer trying to change when we don't know our impact, or should the money be spent trying to cope with the inevitable instead.
I liked this book. It presents a different view of the global warming issue, i.e., that it isn't a result of the activities of mankind. In other words, it is a natural cyclical phenomenon. The book is based upon a lot of science and research that i find compelling.
Very helpful in my global warming studies. I appreciated the references and the more balanced approach. Also, one of the authors was the adviser of a fellow Probe-ite when he was at George Mason, so it comes with a recommendation.
A great eye-opener on global warming. Claims there is a cyclic pattern to climate rather than continuous warming and cites various sources in evidence. Worth a read nomatter which side of the great divide you are.
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The truth about global warming.
Whatever you believe about Global Warming, this is a great scientific look at the facts written by "skeptics". Please don't just go along with the Al Gore band-wagon, read this too!
Excellent refutation of manmade global warming theory
Another must read for anyone that wants a better picture of the global warming myth.
Discusses the multiple naturally occurring cycles in climate and the evidence which has convinced these authors that climate change is naturally driven, not anthropogenic.
A must read for anyone who can't sleep at night because of their fear of global warming.
A nice, important book with lots of data suggesting that global warming is a cyclical phenomenon. Worth reading if only to get the other side of things that is too often missed entirely.
A scientific book about global warming; complete with notes, glossary of terms, and the credentials and backgrounds of the authors.
Singer discusses sun cycles and the overwhelming effect they have on our climate. Presents data that makes it hard to believe that recent industrialization is to blame for shifts in climate.
Very dry and exhaustively researched without much rhetoric until the very end. Definitely what I was looking for in a book on the subject.