More Inconvenient Truth on Global Warming

By November 20, 2006Global Warming

Thanks to “Jack’s Newswatch” for posting a comment below that called our attention to a new book entitled, “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years,” by Dennis T. Avery and S. Fred Singer. Here’s what our commenter said, in part:

“There is a wonderful new book, “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years,” by distinguished climate physicist Fred Singer and award-winning environmental economist Dennis Avery. The conclusion of their book in a nutshell is that, yes, the world is getting a bit warmer, but this is just the natural cycle. They provide overwhelming evidence this warming would occur with or without mankind increasing CO2 emissions or doing anything else. The good news is that if we realize we cannot stop global warming, and concentrate on constructively dealing with the problems it causes — which are all manageable at reasonable cost — and then enjoy the benefits, mankind will do just fine.

We have already had two cycles in recorded history; the Roman warming (200 B.C. to 600 A.D.) which was a very prosperous period, and the medieval warming (900 to 1300) during which farms were created in Greenland and Iceland. The modern warming period began about 1850, well before mankind was producing massive amounts of CO2.”

We went and Googled the book title, and found this synopsis at 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.”

For anyone who believes that there’s anything remotely approximating balance in the mainstream media (MSM) on this topic, this ought to help put that fiction to rest. Here is a book by two respected scientists that runs counter to the hysteria. Had the book’s thesis supported the hysteria, you can bet everyone from Katie to the Constantly Negative News network would have pre-empted regular news to make way for a special segment. But here’s a thoughtful book by two respected scientists that gets nary a peep in the MSM. Don’t wanna wreck that buzz. Let’s not let the facts get in the way of a good story.

We’re certainly not scientists, but we are skeptical of media-induced hysteria because we’ve seen far too much of it over the years, from global cooling to alar. In the end, it all amounted to nothing. As the UN conference in Nairobi concludes, we just want to remind everyone that there is another side to this story — a serious, scientific and scholarly side. Just don’t expect to read all about it outside of the blogosphere.

Unfortunately, for Al Gore and his amen chorus in the Fourth Estate (hey, most of them voted for him, right?), the truth is all too inconvenient.

Join the discussion 7 Comments

  • Jim Linsdau says:

    Keep up the good work. Hysteria has never saved us from anything, but it could well lead to our demise.

  • don says:

    Read this article and you will definitely get a different view. One of the best articles on Global Warming that I have read that debunks the debnunkers. I use to think Global Warming was a myth but after much reading and studying I am now convinced it is not.

  • Helen says:

    Obviously, the thousands of scientists who have been studying the causes and effects of global warming for the past two decades, environmental advocates, concerned citizens, Al Gore, and the media are all receiving kickbacks from the multi-billion dollar SCARE industry, which has a bigger pot to spend than the oil, coal, auto, and manufacturing industries – it’s really an unfair fight to be sure. Those in manufacturing, like the good people who posted this fascinating blog, have much to teach us about the unbiased spread of balanced information. It’s a good thing that they’re investing heavily in discrediting the “SCARE” brigade’s hysteria over global warming. This will serve their business as well as the public much better in the long run than investments that they could be making in energy efficiency, pollution control, and alternative energies. Bravo!

  • Potter says:

    Dennis T. Avery and S. Fred Singer are TOOLS!

  • Quick Arrow says:

    Natural and human-induced climate changes both exist. Studying one does not imply disbelief in the other.

    The existence of climate changes in the past is not news to the climate change scientific community; Most past climate changes, like the glacial interglacial cycle, can be explained based on changes in solar heating and greenhouse gases, but the warming in the last few decades can only be explained as a result of human-released greenhouse gases. Avery was very careful to crop his temperature plots at 1985, rather than show the data to 2005.

  • Andrew Worth says:

    Correction to my previous post: CO2 accounts for between 12 and 26% of the GH effect

  • Jack says:

    Thanks for the link. I had no idea big business watched my site or that companies are now getting into blogs. I think it’s a great way to keep your people informed.