Monthly Archives: January 2007

A Look Back at the U.S. Peak Oil Event: Part II

by Val Germann The end of World War II saw the United States as the only modern, industrial economy untouched by the recent carnage. From a purely business perspective the situation could hardly have been better — we had been … Continue reading

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A Look Back at the U.S. Peak Oil Event: Part I

by Val Germann Now that petroleum prices have fallen back to only $50.00 per barrel, a mere 200-percent of what they were a short time ago, it might be well to calmly consider the coming world peak in petroleum production … Continue reading

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Corporate U.S. Deflecting Climate Heat

by Val Germann Another shoe has been dropped in the ongoing public relations battle over climate change, and it leads the news this morning on the TERRADAILY website. Some of corporate America’s biggest names, including Alcoa, General Electric and DuPont, … Continue reading

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Doomsday Clock Ticks Nearer to Midnight

Since 1947 the magazine Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has featured on its cover a “Doomsday Clock” representing the perceived level of danger to human civilization from atomic weapons. Long an advocate of nuclear disarmament, the Bulletin used the clock … Continue reading

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“Inconvenient Truth” Ranked #3 on Amazon

By David L. Brown This may be one of the shortest posts ever on Star Phoenix Base, but I had to share this good news: Al Gore’s film, An Inconvenient Truth, is presently ranked No. 3 on the list of … Continue reading

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Climate Chaos Striking Australia?

by Val Germann The headline in today’s THE AUSTRALIAN says it all: “Fires put state in meltdown.” Yes, these are the same types of fires we have been reporting on for weeks here at Star Phoenix Base, the kind that … Continue reading

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Ethanol Pushing Corn Prices Up, Stocks Down

By David L. Brown According to the latest figures from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, ethanol production is taking more than a fifth of the 2006 corn crop, and with big expansion of distilleries under way that proportion is bound … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s Joins Growing Climate Chorus

by Val Germann New battle lines are rapidly being drawn in what can only be called a sudden explosion in the public relations war over climate change. On one side of no man’s land are the energy companies and their … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Reinsurer Warns on Climate

by Val Germann As has been reported here at Star Phoenix Base, the world’s insurers have been aware of climate change and its dangers for some time. This is because they have been among the first to suffer serious losses … Continue reading

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Chrysler to Climate Change: Drop Dead!

by Val Germann From the BBC website this morning comes a very interesting article highlighting one of the big problems facing the world as this new century heats up:¬†climate change denial among the corporate elite.¬† Star Phoenix Base readers have … Continue reading

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