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This 2nd Edition includes a new preface and postscript reviewing the wealth of literature to emerge in recent years, and discusses implications for a deeper understanding of the problems of future climatic fluctuations and forecasting.

Author: Hubert H. Lamb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134798384

Category: Social Science

Page: 464

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We live in a world that is increasingly vulnerable to climatic shocks - affecting agriculture and industry, government and international trade, not to mention human health and happiness. Serious anxieties have been aroused by respected scientists warning of dire perils that could result from upsets of the climatic regime. In this internationally acclaimed book, Emeritus Professor Hubert Lamb examines what we know about climate, how the past record of climate can be reconstructed, the causes of climatic variation, and its impact on human affairs now and in the historical and prehistoric past. This 2nd Edition includes a new preface and postscript reviewing the wealth of literature to emerge in recent years, and discusses implications for a deeper understanding of the problems of future climatic fluctuations and forecasting.
2002-09-26 By Hubert H. Lamb

We live in a world that is increasingly vulnerable to climatic shocks. After some decades in which it seemed that technological advance had conferred on mankind a considerable degree of immunity to the harvest failures and famines that ...

Author: Hubert H. Lamb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134798391

Category: Science

Page: 464

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We live in a world that is increasingly vulnerable to climatic shocks - affecting agriculture and industry, government and international trade, not to mention human health and happiness. Serious anxieties have been aroused by respected scientists warning of dire perils that could result from upsets of the climatic regime. In this internationally acclaimed book, Emeritus Professor Hubert Lamb examines what we know about climate, how the past record of climate can be reconstructed, the causes of climatic variation, and its impact on human affairs now and in the historical and prehistoric past. This 2nd Edition includes a new preface and postscript reviewing the wealth of literature to emerge in recent years, and discusses implications for a deeper understanding of the problems of future climatic fluctuations and forecasting.
2002-09-26 By Hubert H. Lamb

Lamb, Climate, History and the Modern World, 186. 37. Fagan, Floods, Famines and Emperors, 197. 38. Fagan, Floods, Famines and Emperors, 49. 39. Lamb, Climate, History and the Modern World, 195. 40. Lamb, Climate, History and the Modern ...

Author: S. Fred Singer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442209336

Category: Science

Page: 276

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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. Using historic data from two millennia of recorded history combined with the natural physical records found in ice cores, seabed sediment, cave stalagmites, and tree rings, Unstoppable Global Warming argues that the 1,500 year solar-driven cycle that has always controlled the earth's climate remains thedriving force in the current warming trend. Trillions of dollars spent on reducing fossil fuel use would have no effect on today's rising temperatures. The public policy key, Singer and Avery propose, is adaptation, not fruitless attempts at prevention.Further, they offer convincing evidence that civilization's most successful eras have coincided with the cycle's warmest peaks. With the added benefit of modern technology, humanity can not only survive global climate change, but thrive.
2006-09-13 By S. Fred Singer

Lamb , Climate , History and the Modern World , 186 . 37. Fagan , Floods , Famines and Emperors , 197 . 38. Fagan , Floods , Famines and Emperors , 49 . 39. Lamb , Climate , History and the Modern World , 195 . 40.

Author: Siegfried Fred Singer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742551172

Category: Science

Page: 260

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Argues that global warming is a natural, cyclical phenomenon that has not been caused by human activities and that its negative consequences have been greatly overestimated.

Because no one actually took a census, these population figures are reconstructions by historical demographers, ... On how climate works and its impact on human society, see H. H. Lamb, Climate History and the Modern Worki (London: ...

Author: Robert B. Marks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461645047

Category: History

Page: 240

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This clearly written and engaging book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world. Unlike most studies, which assume that the "rise of the West" is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles. Robert B. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, the nation state, interstate warfare, a large and growing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, and an escape from "the biological old regime."
2006-07-27 By Robert B. Marks

148 Lamb, Climate: Present, Past and Future, op. cit., Vol. 2, p. 431. 149 H.H. Lamb, Climate, History and the Modern World, London, Routledge, 1995, p. 185. 150 W.J. Van Liere, 'Traditional Water Management in the Lower Mekong Basin', ...

Author: Neville Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134977598

Category: History

Page: 416

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History and Climate Change is a balanced and comprehensive overview of the links between climate and man's advance from early to modern times. It draws upon demographic, economic, urban, religious and military perspectives. It is a synthesis of the many historical and scientific theories, which have arisen regarding man's progress through the ages. Central to the book is the question of whether climate variation is a fundamental trigger mechanism from which other historical sequences develop, or one amongst a number of other factors, decisive only when a regime/society is poised for change. Evidence for prolonged climate change is not that extensive. But it is clear that climatic variation has regularly played a part in historical development. Paricular attention is here paid to Europe since AD 211. Cold and warmth, wetness and aridity can create contrary reactions within societies, which can be interpreted in vary different ways by scholars from differenct disciplines. Does climate change exacerbate famine and epidemics? Did climate fluctuation play a part in pivotal historical events such as the mass exodus of Hsuing-nu from China, the pressure of the Huns on the Romans and the genesis of the Crusades? Did the bitter Finnish winter of 1939-40 ensure the ultimate defeat of Hitler? These episodes, and many others are discussed throughout the book in the authors distinctive style, with maps and photographs to illustrate the examples given.
2005-06-29 By Neville Brown

101 Eugippius, The Life of Saint Severinus, Cambridge, MA 1914, p. 23. 102 Hubert H. Lamb, Climate, History and the Modern World, p. 160. 103 Kenneth J. Hsü, Klima macht Geschichte, Zurich 2000, pp. 43f. 104 Heinrich Franke and Rolf ...

Author: Wolfgang Behringer

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745645292

Category: Science

Page: 295

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Explores the latest historical research on the development of the earth's climate, showing how even minor changes in the climate could result in major social, political, and religious upheavals.

The Swedish economic historian attempted to show the role of climatic changes in the early modern age history of Northwestern Europe . Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie reacted to this in his long essay " Climate and History , ” 16 where he ...

Author: J¢zsef Laszlovszky

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9639241865

Category: Nature

Page: 393

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2003-01-01 By J¢zsef Laszlovszky

See also Bradley and Jones, Climate since AD 1500 and Grove, The Little Ice Age. 2. Lamb, Climate, History and the Modern World, 166–194. 3. Ibid., 180, 194–211. 4. In his 1995 second edition of Climate, History and the Modern World, ...

Author: William C. Foster

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292742703

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Climate change is today’s news, but it isn’t a new phenomenon. Centuries-long cycles of heating and cooling are well documented for Europe and the North Atlantic. These variations in climate, including the Medieval Warm Period (MWP), AD 900 to 1300, and the early centuries of the Little Ice Age (LIA), AD 1300 to 1600, had a substantial impact on the cultural history of Europe. In this pathfinding volume, William C. Foster marshals extensive evidence that the heating and cooling of the MWP and LIA also occurred in North America and significantly affected the cultural history of Native peoples of the American Southwest, Southern Plains, and Southeast. Correlating climate change data with studies of archaeological sites across the Southwest, Southern Plains, and Southeast, Foster presents the first comprehensive overview of how Native American societies responded to climate variations over seven centuries. He describes how, as in Europe, the MWP ushered in a cultural renaissance, during which population levels surged and Native peoples substantially intensified agriculture, constructed monumental architecture, and produced sophisticated works of art. Foster follows the rise of three dominant cultural centers—Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, Cahokia on the middle Mississippi River, and Casas Grandes in northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico—that reached population levels comparable to those of London and Paris. Then he shows how the LIA reversed the gains of the MWP as population levels and agricultural production sharply declined; Chaco Canyon, Cahokia, and Casas Grandes collapsed; and dozens of smaller villages also collapsed or became fortresses.
2012-05-15 By William C. Foster

Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560–1720 Dagomar Degroot ... Gustaf Utterström, 'Climatic Fluctuations and Population Problems in Early Modern History', Scandinavian Economic History Review 3:1 (1955): 3.

Author: Dagomar Degroot

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108317580

Category: Nature

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Dagomar Degroot offers the first detailed analysis of how a society thrived amid the Little Ice Age, a period of climatic cooling that reached its chilliest point between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. The precocious economy, unusual environment, and dynamic intellectual culture of the Dutch Republic in its seventeenth-century Golden Age allowed it to thrive as neighboring societies unraveled in the face of extremes in temperature and precipitation. By tracing the occasionally counterintuitive manifestations of climate change from global to local scales, Degroot finds that the Little Ice Age presented not only challenges for Dutch citizens but also opportunities that they aggressively exploited in conducting commerce, waging war, and creating culture. The overall success of their Republic in coping with climate change offers lessons that we would be wise to heed today, as we confront the growing crisis of global warming.
2018-02-08 By Dagomar Degroot