Soon, Willie, Sallie Baliunas, Craig Idso, Sherwood Idso, and David R. Legates. 2003. Reconstructing Climatic and Environmental Changes of the Past 1000 Years: A Reappraisal. Energy & Environment, Vol. 14, Nos. 2 & 3, 2003.

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April 11, 2008 | Comments Off | Topic:  Paleobotany and Paleoclimatology, Holocene Climates

Archibald, David. 2008. Solar Cycle 24: Implications for the United States. International Conference on Climate Change March, 2008.

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April 5, 2008 | Comments Off | Topic:  Paleobotany and Paleoclimatology, Holocene Climates

Singer, S. Fred, ed., Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate: Summary for Policymakers of the Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change, Chicago, IL: The Heartland Institute, 2008.

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March 10, 2008 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Paleobotany and Paleoclimatology, Holocene Climates

Hormes, A., Beer, J. and Schlüchter, C., 2006. A geochronological approach to understanding the role of solar activity on Holocene glacier length variability in the Swiss Alps. Geogr. Ann., 88 A (4): 281–294.

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January 19, 2008 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Paleobotany and Paleoclimatology, Holocene Climates

Taylor, George H. Holocene Temperatures and Sea Level Changes. Western Institute for Study of the Environment, December, 2007

George H. Taylor is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and Director of the Oregon Climate Service, Oregon State University.

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December 14, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Holocene Climates

Pielou, E.C., 1991. Univ. Chicago Press.

Dr. Pielou holds Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees from the University of London. She has been a professor at the Yale School of Forestry, Dalhousie University, Halifax, and the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, as well as holding a variety of guest lectureship positions. In 1984 she was awarded the Lawson Medal of the Canadian Botanical Association and in 1986 she won the Eminent Ecologist Award of the Ecological Society of America. The ESA has also established the E.C. Pielou Award, a competitive award made annually to a graduate student or recent Ph.D. graduate based on overall quality of the student’s scientific contribution to statistical ecology.

Dr. E. C. Pielou is widely credited for inventing mathematical ecology. Mathematical ecology involves the quantification and statistical analysis of natural phenomena. Dr. Pielou’s book, Introduction to Mathematical Ecology (1969), ushered in that scientific discipline.

In After the Ice Age, Dr. Pielou describes the ecological changes that have occurred in North America over the last 20,000 years, our geologically brief respite from the Ice Ages, and the growing neoglaciation taking place in the Holocene.

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December 1, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Holocene Climates, Holocene Botany

Imbrie, John and Katherine Palmer Imbrie. 1986. Harvard University Press.

One of the founders of modern paleooceanography, John Imbrie is (2004) the Henry L. Doherty Professor of Oceanography Emeritus at Brown. In addition to more than 60 articles in scientific journals dealing with the Earth’s past climate, Imbrie has published four books, including Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery, which he wrote with his daughter Katherine, and which won the 1976 Phi Beta Kappa prize.

Dr. Imbrie was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1978, and in 1981 was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship. He is a fellow of the Geological Society of America, the American Philosophical Society, the American Meteorological Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition to the Vetlesen Prize, Imbrie was honored with the American Geophysical Union’s Maurice Ewing Medal in 1986, the Lyell Medal for Geology of the Geological Society of London in 1991, the Vega Medal of the Swedish Society of Anthropology and Geography in 1999, and the Milankovic Medal in 2003.

John Imbrie was a member of the team that vindicated the work of Milutin Milankovic by demonstrating that changes in the geometry of the Earth-Sun system did indeed pace the glacial cycles of the Pleistocene.

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November 27, 2007 | Leave a Comment | Topic:  Holocene Climates, Pre-Holocene Climates