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Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred) 1924-

Overview
Works: 142 works in 385 publications in 3 languages and 9,114 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee, Creator, Redactor, Contributor, Honoree
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Unstoppable global warming : every 1,500 years by S. Fred Singer( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author provides scientific evidence that the fifteen-hundred-year global warming cycle that has always controlled the earth's climate is the primary factor in the current warming trend
Is there an optimum level of population? by S. Fred Singer( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot talk, cold science : global warming's unfinished debate by S. Fred Singer( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to proponents of the Global Climate Treaty, a consensus within the scientific community supports the view that human-caused global warming is occurring and that it threatens human health and well-being. Nothing could be further from the truth. Far from viewing the existence of global warming as 'settled', most atmospheric scientists and climate specialists hold that the global warming issue should be considered 'unfinished business' requiring much further research. Astrophysicist S Fred Singer probes the literature on climate change and lays out the scientific case against the likelihood of an imminent, catastrophic global warming. Theoretical computer models to the contrary, man-made global warming has not been documented. But even if it were to occur, the evidence suggests that it would largely be benign and may even improve human well-being, Singer argues. Rather than embark on economically destructive policies to solve a problem that to the best of our knowledge does not exist, Singer urges policymakers to adopt a 'no regrets' policy of continued research and unimpeded economic growth. We would then have more scientific knowledge, technology, and economic resources with which to confront climate warming, if we ever discover that it is occurring and poses a real threat. But prematurely mandating severe reductions of greenhouse gas emissions would make us -- and developing countries, especially -- poorer and less able to cope with any future problems
Global effects of environmental pollution; a symposium organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Dallas, Texas, December 1968 by S. Fred Singer( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Symposium on the Global Effects of Environmental Pollution has performed an important task; it has helped to determine the world-wide impact of certain types of local pollution and has uncovered certain unsuspected effects that might hold dan­ gerous implications for the future. This Symposium should help to make the world aware of a crisis that is becoming more ominous and that involves the developing as well as the developed countries - the crisis of the human environment. The causes of this crisis are not difficult to discern. There has been an unprecedented increase in the world's population, an ever-increasing rate of urbanization, and in many countries, a continuous process of industrialization. Essentially, advancing technology has made it possible for a minority of mankind to achieve affluence and holds out hope for improving the well-being of the great majority. But, because it has not been integrated into the natural environment, this very technology - in industry, in agriculture or in transport - is having many undesir­ able and potentially catastrophic consequences. Our air, our water and our soil are in grave danger. Many species of animal and plant life have become extinct or are facing extinction. The loss to mankind is grave and even the future oflife on earth may be in danger. The challenge is to find ways of repairing the harm already done and to prevent further harm
Global climate change : human and natural influences( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energy : readings from Scientific American( Book )

10 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Changing global environment by S. Fred Singer( Book )

13 editions published in 1975 in English and French and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know a great deal about historical climate and its variations from various geo logical studies. There are two points worth remarking on. One is that the climate changes frequently and radically, but that the degree of variation and even sense of variation depends on the time scale which we are considering. Secondly, that this is a most unusual geological period for the Planet Earth; we are living in a period of mountain building and glaciations, whereas during most of the last 250 million years (m.y.) there was little ice and little topography. A good view of climate change of the last hundred m.y. can be gained by looking at the paper of Kellogg. We are now in a period of extensive glaciations. The previous interval occurred 300 to 250 m.y. ago, when even the Sahara was glaciated. (Of course, it was at that time near the position of the South Pole; we know that 300 m.y. ago the continents had not broken apart and formed one land mass.) Apparently between 250 and 20 m.y. ago there was little ice on the Earth, even at Antarctica. Continental basins were flooded by shallow seas. This was the period when plant life and marine life proliferated and when most of our fossil fuels were laid down
The Universe and its origins : from ancient myth to present reality and fantasy( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torques and attitude sensing in earth satellites by S. Fred Singer( Book )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torques and Attitude Sensing in Earth Satellites
Global effects of environmental pollution by S. Fred Singer( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ocean in human affairs( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manned laboratories in space; Second International Orbital Laboratory Symposium, organized by the International Academy of Astronautics at the XIXth International Astronautical Congress, New York, 18 October 1968 by S. Fred Singer( Book )

25 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The publication of this book is extremely timely, for the next major advances in manned space flight after Project Apollo will most likely be made in earth orbital operations. Manned exploration of the moon will certainly continue after the initial landing, but it will be performed essentially with the Saturn V launch vehicles and Apollo spacecraft developed in Apollo, especially in the early phases. Modifications to this basic hardware will increase operating capabilities to permit extensive lunar explo ration during prolonged stay times by the astronauts on the moon's surface. Manned orbital space stations have been studied for years, and NASA is already well along in development of its first attempt to provide more spacious accommo dations for astronaut-scientists in its Saturn Workshop program. While the Workshop is certainly not the ultimate space station of which our technology is capable, it is a workable, poor man's approach to the immediate need for using and expanding our present manned space flight capability without a de trimentalloss of momentum. The approach of converting a Saturn rocket stage into a manned laboratory and observatory in space is an improvisation that matches the use of the jerry-built Jupiter C back in 1958 to launch Explorer I. Let's hope that it can get the job done just as effectively
Arid zone development : potentialities and problems : the proceedings of a symposium by Yair Mundlak( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free market energy : the way to benefit consumers( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interactions of space vehicles with an ionized atmosphere by S. Fred Singer( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics of the moon : proceedings of an AAS/AAAS symposium held at Washington, D.C., 29 December 1966 by American Astronautical Society( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Progress in the astronautical sciences( )

in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate policy--from Rio to Kyoto : a political issue for 2000--and beyond by S. Fred Singer( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within the United States, global warming and related policy issues are becoming increasingly contentious, surfacing in the presidential contests of the year 2000 and beyond. They enter into controversies involving international trade agreements, questions of national sovereignty versus global governance, and ideological debates about the nature of future economic growth and development. On a more detailed level, determined efforts are under way by environmental groups and their sympathizers in foundations and in the federal government to restrict and phase out the use of fossil fuels (and even nuclear reactors) as sources of energy. Such measures would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions into the atmosphere but also effectively deindustrialize the United States." "International climate policy is based on the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which calls on industrialized nations to carry out, within one decade, drastic cuts in the emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) that stem mainly from the burning of fossil fuels. The Protocol is ultimately based on the 1996 Scientific Assessment Report issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a U.N. advisory body." "The essay attempts to trace the various motivations that led to the Kyoto Protocol. It concludes that U.S. domestic politics rather than science or economics will decide the fate of the Protocol; in particular, the presidential elections of 2000 will determine whether the United States ultimately ratifies the Protocol, which would be essential for its global enactment. Conversely, informed debate about the Protocol can influence the outcome of the elections."--BOOK JACKET
Why scientists disagree about global warming : the NIPCC report on scientific consensus by Craig D Idso( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probably the most widely repeated claim in the debate over global warming is that 97% of scientists agree that climate change is man-made and dangerous, the authors write. This claim is not only false, but its presence in the debate is an insult to science. With these words, the authors begin a detailed analysis of one of the most controversial topics of the day. The authors make a compelling case against claims of a scientific consensus. The purported proof of such a consensus consists of sloppy research by nonscientists, college students, and a highly partisan Australian blogger. Surveys of climate scientists, even those heavily biased in favor of climate alarmism, find extensive disagreement on the underlying science and doubts about its reliability. The authors point to four reasons why scientists disagree about global warming: a conflict among scientists in different and often competing disciplines; fundamental scientific uncertainties concerning how the global climate responds to the human presence; failure of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to provide objective guidance to the complex science; and bias among researchers
Climate change reconsidered : 2009 report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) by Craig D Idso( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) is the most comprehensive objective compilation of science on climate change ever published. It offers a "second opinion" to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published in 2007. Unlike that report, Climate Change Reconsidered finds global warming is not a crisis, and never was. Principal findings of the book include the following: Climate models suffer from numerous deficiencies and shortcomings that could alter even the very sign (plus or minus, warming or cooling) of earth's projected temperature response to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations; the model-derived temperature sensitivity of the earth--especially for a doubling of the preindustrial CO2 level--is much too large, and feedbacks in the climate system reduce it to values that are an order of magnitude smaller than what the IPCC employs; real-world observations do not support the IPCC's claim that current trends in climate and weather are "unprecedented" and, therefore, the result of anthropogenic greenhouse gases; the IPCC overlooks or downplays the many benefits to agriculture and forestry that will be accrued from the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content; there is no evidence that CO2-induced increases in air temperature will cause unprecedented plant and animal extinctions, either on land or in the world's oceans; there is no evidence that CO2-induced global warming is or will be responsible for increases in the incidence of human diseases or the number of lives lost to extreme thermal conditions.--Publisher description
 
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Unstoppable global warming : every 1,500 years
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Hot talk, cold science : global warming's unfinished debateGlobal effects of environmental pollution; a symposium organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Dallas, Texas, December 1968The Changing global environmentClimate policy--from Rio to Kyoto : a political issue for 2000--and beyond
Alternative Names
Fred Singer Amerikaans natuurkundige

Fred Singer amerikansk fysikar

Fred Singer amerikansk fysiker

Fred Singer US-amerikanischer Atmosphärenphysiker und „Klimaskeptiker“

Singer, S. F.

Singer, S. F. 1924-

Singer, S. F. (Siegfried Fred)

Singer, S. F. (Siegfried Fred), 1924-

Singer, S. Fred.

Singer, S. Fred 1924-

Singer, Siegfried F. 1924-

Singer, Siegfried Fred

Singer, Siegfried Fred 1924-

Фред Сингер

فرد سینگر فیزیک‌دان آمریکایی

فريد سنجر

싱거, 시에그프리드 프레드

싱거, 프레드

シンガー, S・フレッド

フレッド・シンガー

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English (226)

Italian (1)

French (1)