Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years

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Unstoppable global warming: every 1,500 years
Author Siegfried Fred Singer, Dennis T. Avery
Country America
Language English
Subject Global Warming
Genre Science
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Publication date
28 October 2006
Pages 260
ISBN 978-0-7425-5117-6

Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years is a book about climate change, written by Siegfried Fred Singer and Dennis T. Avery, which asserts that natural changes, and not CO2 emissions, are the cause of Global Warming. Published by Rowman & Littlefield in 2006, the book sold well and was reprinted in an updated edition in 2007.

The title refers to the hypothesis of 1,500-year climate cycles in the Holocene first postulated by Gerard C. Bond, mainly based on petrologic tracers of drift ice in the North Atlantic.[1][2]


Over sixteen chapters the authors present their view of the natural cycles in the earth's climate and argue that the current warming period is not caused by man-made greenhouse gas emissions.

The book begins with the earth's climate time-line, starting from the formation of the earth 4.5 billion years ago,[3] and leading up to the Modern Warm Period.[4]

The book ends with a chapter entitled "The ultimate failure of The Kyoto Protocol", which predicts that the Protocol will be unsuccessful in curtailing emissions. It covers the localised plummeting emissions associated with the collapse of the Soviet Union and what the book says is Russia's excess amount of Carbon Credits which, the book argues, will be purchased by European nations to offset their rising emissions.[5]


The book has attracted polarized reactions. The Heartland Institute, which is known for its skepticism regarding global warming, arranged for the distribution of free copies to elected officials.[6][7] Jay Lehr, the Heartland Institute's science director, wrote a favorable review in News Weekly, the newsletter of the Australian political movement National Civic Council, saying "The book is truly amazing! It meticulously supports, with hundreds of detailed, published references, the clear facts and conclusions that the Earth's climate has been travelling a well-defined roller-coaster path of temperature change for at least 900,000 years".[8]

Economist Richard W. Rahn in The Washington Times welcomed it as "a wonderful new book". According to Rahn, the authors "provide overwhelming evidence" that warming would occur with or without mankind increasing CO2 emissions or doing anything else.[9]

Climatologist Mike Hulme writing for The Guardian said, "Deploying the machinery of scientific method allows us to filter out hypotheses – such as those presented by Singer and Avery – as being plain wrong" and that the book "can be understood in a different way: as a challenge to the process of climate change science, or to the values they believe to be implicit in the science, rather than as a direct challenge to scientific knowledge".[10]

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  1. ^ Bond, Gerard; Showers, William; Cheseby, Maziet; Lotti, Rusty; Almasi, Peter; deMenocal, Peter; Priore, Paul; Cullen, Heidi; Hajdas, Irka; Bonani, Georges (1997). "A Pervasive Millennial-Scale Cycle in North Atlantic Holocene and Glacial Climates". Science. 278 (5341): 1257–1266. Bibcode:1997Sci...278.1257B. doi:10.1126/science.278.5341.1257. 
  2. ^ Bond, G.; et al. (2001). "Persistent Solar Influence on North Atlantic Climate During the Holocene". Science. 294 (5549): 2130–2136. Bibcode:2001Sci...294.2130B. doi:10.1126/science.1065680. PMID 11739949. 
  3. ^ Amelin, Y; Krot, An; Hutcheon, Id; Ulyanov, Aa (Sep 2002). "Lead isotopic ages of chondrules and calcium-aluminum-rich inclusions". Science. 297 (5587): 1678–83. Bibcode:2002Sci...297.1678A. doi:10.1126/science.1073950. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 12215641.  The age of the Earth is constrained to be less than 4.567 billion years.
  4. ^ Singer, Siegfried Fred; Avery, Dennis T. (28 October 2006). "Chap. 13". Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years. Rowman & Littlefield. 
  5. ^ Singer, Siegfried Fred; Avery, Dennis T. (2007). "Chap 16". Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 221. ISBN 9780742551176. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ GOP lawmakers oppose anti global warming measures, Globe Gazette. 2008
  8. ^ Lehr, Dr Jay. "Books: Unstoppable Global Warming, Every 1,500 Years". News Weekly. p. 1. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  9. ^ Rahn, Richard (16 November 2006). "A warm and fuzzy feeling". The Washington Times. Goliath. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  10. ^ Hulme, Mike (14 March 2007). "The appliance of science". The Guardian. p. 1. Retrieved 17 May 2010.