Monthly Archives: May 2007

Peak Oil is Bad News for Earth’s Climate

by Val Germann This has been a particularly bad week for those of us paying attention to the problem of climate change. The Chinese continue to tell the rest of the industrialized world to take a walk on the issue … Continue reading

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China Drops an Anvil on Latest IPCC Report

by Val Germann Readers here at Star Phoenix Base will remember that as of a few days ago China had not officially responded to the latest IPCC climate change report. This writer took that as an ominous sign even though … Continue reading

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The Politics of Climate “Down Under”

by Val Germann This writer was listening earlier today as Radio Australia reported the unveiling of the Howard government’s new budget. Thanks to a mining boom (mainly exports to China), the country is swimming in cash and will likely have … Continue reading

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Blindfolding the Truth About Oil

By David L. Brown The idea that there are limits to the amount of petroleum that can be extracted from the Earth have been around for a long time. When J.D. Rockefeller was pumping the stuff out of Pennsylvania to … Continue reading

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IPCC Waves Magic Wand Over Climate

by Val Germann This writer has to admit that he was a bit concerned about the possible contents of yesterday’s report from the big IPCC climate change meeting over in Thailand. There was every probability that the situation would be … Continue reading

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Can Economics Shed Light On Climate Change?

By David L. Brown One of the reasons why it is so hard for many people to accept the possibility of rapid climate change is that we humans have a very short-term view of history. Because we experience only a … Continue reading

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GM Foods: Promise or Threat?

By David L. Brown The relatively new science of genetic engineering is an important tool in the on-going race to feed a world population under threat. As human numbers expand, the resources required to produce food continue to decline as … Continue reading

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