Baby boomers enjoyed the most benign period in human history: 50 years of relative peace, cheap energy, plentiful grain supply, and a warming climate due to the highest solar activity for 8,000 years. The party is over - prepare for the twilight of abundance.
©2014 David Archibald (P)2014 Regnery Publishing
His fundamental thesis that earth's temperature is controlled by sun activity is rejected by virtually all scientists. He rejects anthropogenic global warming.
The cold coming down from Canada and destroying American agriculture.
It is nonfiction and doesn't have characters.
He is generally correct about the ecological disaster that we are facing, and I would agree with him on peak oil, but he wrote when prices were rising. The world recession killed demand and, paired with U.S. unconventional shale oil output, drove prices down, so at least for a time his comments on this issue were dated, though I expect the price spiral will return at some point and he will be correct on it at some not far distant future date. But the thesis of a cooling world is so far off as to spoil the book entirely as a work of environmental science. Archibald is regarded as a crank by actual scientists. He holds only a BA, does not publish in peer reviewed journals, holds no academic position, and works mainly in the oil industry, which may explain his bias against the idea that carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from the burning of fossil fuels is heating the planet.
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