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Twilight of Abundance Audiobook

Twilight of Abundance: Why Life in the 21st Century Will Be Nasty, Brutish, and Short

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.
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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

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    "Climate Denier Believes the World Is Cooling"
    What would have made Twilight of Abundance better?

    His fundamental thesis that earth's temperature is controlled by sun activity is rejected by virtually all scientists. He rejects anthropogenic global warming.


    Would you ever listen to anything by David Archibald again?

    No


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The cold coming down from Canada and destroying American agriculture.


    What character would you cut from Twilight of Abundance?

    It is nonfiction and doesn't have characters.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    "A modern day Bible"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is a MUST LISTEN Audio


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Twilight of Abundance?

    The future will probably turn out the way David tells it


    What does A.T. Chandler bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    This is read in keeping with the author message


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This should message should be compulsory


    Any additional comments?

    Don't believe that the world is warming anymore

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