Chill A Reassessment of Global Warming Theory

Author: Peter Taylor
Publisher: CLAIRVIEW BOOKS
ISBN: 9781905570577
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Genre: Science

Although the world’s climate has undergone many cyclical changes, the phrase ‘climate change’ has taken on a sinister meaning, implying catastrophe for humanity, ecology and the environment. We are told that we are responsible for this threat, and that we should act immediately to prevent it. But the apparent scientific consensus over the causes and effects of climate change is not what it appears. Chill is a critical survey of the subject by a committed environmentalist and scientist. Based on extensive research, it reveals a disturbing collusion of interests responsible for creating a distorted understanding of changes in global climate. Scientific institutions, basing their work on critically flawed computer simulations and models, have gained influence and funding. In return they have allowed themselves to be directed by the needs of politicians and lobbyists for simple answers, slogans and targets. The resulting policy - a 60% reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050 - would have a huge, almost unimaginable, impact upon landscape, community and biodiversity. On the basis of his studies of satellite data, cloud cover, ocean and solar cycles, Peter Taylor concludes that the main driver of recent global warming has been an unprecedented combination of natural events. His investigations indicate that the current threat facing humanity is a period of global cooling, comparable in severity to the Little Ice Age of 1400-1700 AD. The risks of such cooling are potentially greater than global warming and on a more immediate time scale, with the possibility of failing harvests leaving hundreds of millions vulnerable to famine. Drawing on his experience of energy policy and sustainability, Taylor suggests practical steps that should be taken now. He urges a shift away from mistaken policies that attempt to avert inevitable natural changes, to an adaptation to a climate that is likely overall to turn significantly cooler.

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Release Date: 1992-06
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.

The green encyclopedia

Author: Irene M. Franck
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105000113790
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Science

A "Special Information Section" includes an action guide for animal rights, ecotourism and forestry; several lists: endangered and threatened wildlife and plants, biosphere reserves, world natural heritage sites, toxic chemicals and hazardous substances, health effects of toxic chemicals, and superfund sites. Also includes environmental acronyms.

Geoengineering Parts I II and III

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology (2007)
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSD:31822037818432
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Climatic changes


Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Author: Union of International Associations
Publisher: De Gruyter Saur
ISBN: 3598112254
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Civilization, Modern

The destruction of wildlife habitats ... organized crime ... AIDS ... illiteracy ... acid rain -- these are among the 130,000 topics documented and discussed in the new edition of the Encyclopedia. But its truly unique goal is to present this complex set of issues in ways that facilitate an organized response. To this end, the book also focuses on the complex relationship between problems and society's own ideological relationship with these problems. How do human priorities and perceptions aggravate or enable problems? What are the established and alternative responses? The Encyclopedia contains over 158,000 cross-references between entries, an extensive 91,000 practical key term index, bibliographies, and full cross-referencing to the Yearbook of International Organizations. For anyone concerned with the world community, here are the means to explore and participate in today's most crucial endeavors. Volume 1, World Problems, presents diverse perspectives on the nature, origin, and incidence of each issue, delving beneath news reports and official pronouncements to reveal subtle causative nuances such as psychological outlook, political inaction, scapegoating, and cover-ups.

World Issues

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ISBN: UOM:39015048440161
Release Date: 1976
Genre: International relations