Monthly Archives: May 2007

NASA Offers New Twist on Climate Change

by Val Germann As most Star Phoenix Base readers undoubtely know, the outlook for serious global action on climate change is not good. China, India and the U.S. have all three told the G8 nations, and by extension the whole … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Cheaper Gas

By David L. Brown The way some people respond to change is to panic, run around like the proverbial chicken, and seek an easy solution to get things back to the way they used to be. It is no different … Continue reading

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Remembering Robert A. Heinlein on Memorial Day

By David L. Brown I have been re-reading some of the novels and essays by Robert A. Heinlein, once known as the Dean of Science Fiction Writers. He is perhaps best remembered today for his novel Starship Troopers, although at … Continue reading

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The Bad News Just Keeps Coming

By David L. Brown The bad news just keeps coming about our environment. Just yesterday I reported on new evidence of ice melting in Antarctica. Now Reuters reports on a paper in the journal Science which reveals that the Southern … Continue reading

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Hurray for High Gasoline Prices

By David L. Brown Even though they are preparing to take to the road in greater numbers than last year for Memorial Day weekend, $3+ gas is slowing down American drivers. The AAA says more drivers plan to stay closer … Continue reading

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New Evidence of Melting in the Antarctic

By David L. Brown One of the big questions about “global warming,” or climate change as I prefer to call it, revolves around the future of Antarctica. The two largest ice sheets in the world sit atop this southern continent, … Continue reading

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Bipartisan Action on Energy Is Encouraging

By David L. Brown Here in New Mexico where I make my home, there is particular impetus for action on issues relating to energy and the environment. For one thing, our Governor Bill Richardson is the former Secretary of Energy … Continue reading

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Bush on GHG: Breath of Air or More BS?

By David L. Brown The Supreme Court recently ruled that greenhouse gases (GHG) should be classified as pollutants and ordered the EPA to review its previous position through which it refused to regulate GHG (See my report posted April 2). … Continue reading

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Nanotechnology: Promise or Threat?

By David L. Brown Nanotechnology is the fast-growing science of the extremely small. The prefix “nano,” from a Greek word for “dwarf,” means one-billionth. So, anything that can be measured in nanometers, which is one billionth of a meter (a … Continue reading

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Experts Fear Climate Tipping Points

BOOK REVIEW “With Speed and Violence — Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change,” by Fred Pearce, Beacon Press, 2007, xxvi + 278 pgs., $24.95 By David L. Brown Climate scientists are afraid. That is the underlying message in … Continue reading

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