Monthly Archives: November 2006

Huge New Increase for CO2 in our Atmosphere?

by Val Germann As regular Star Phoenix Base readers know, we have been keeping close tabs on the atmospheric CO2 problem, particularly the absolute levels of the gas. We have been doing this because CO2 is not only a greenhouse … Continue reading

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Words Reflect the Spirit of the Times

By David L. Brown Each year the editors of the New Oxford American Dictionary choose a “Word of the Year,” which is intended to capture the spirit of the changing times. This year’s choice is entirely appropriate in view of … Continue reading

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What Will New Congress Mean for the World?

By David L. Brown The question in all our minds is how will the new Democrat controlled Congress change the direction of the world’s leading nation? Here at Star Phoenix Base, of course, we are primarily concerned with what it … Continue reading

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Ethanol, Demand for Food on Collision Course

By David L. Brown We have written before about the disconnect between rising world food demands and the rapidly accelerating trend toward diversion of food crops to production of alternative fuels. (See my post “Madness of Crowds Surrounds Ethanol Bubble,” … Continue reading

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CO2 Increased in 2005, UN Agency Says

By David L. Brown According to a press release from the World Meterological Organization (WMO), during 2005 the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere “reached their highest levels ever recorded.” The report stated that average quantities of CO2 … Continue reading

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