there has been no increase in global temperatures during his entire lifetime.
Please read this Scientific America article, titled "Has Global Warming Paused?": http://www.scientificamerican....
Here is an extract:
'So as a measure of global warming, surface temperatures are not a good yardstick, because the atmosphere can only hold a small percentage of the heat that is trapped, he said.
Rather, the oceans should be the primary barometer of global climate change.
And they are certainly changing. Sea levels are going up "like gangbusters," Willis said'
- I find gray text slightly harder to read. Why is text gray and not black? Probably to distinguish a comment from its title which is black.
Country Density Carbon efficiency
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USA 35 pop/km2 1.77 CO2 emissions/$ GDP
Sweden 23 pop/km2 0.7 CO2 emissions/$ GDP
Norway 16 pop/km2 0.74 CO2 emissions/$ GDP
That said Sweden and Norway probably have an advantage in having plenty of waterpower.
I think critics' low opinion of some of those authors was deserved, because while those authors were masters of world-building, they were not masters of prose style.
Surely you can't fault the style in Lord Dunsany's The King of Elfland's Daughter.