Monthly Archives: June 2007

Climate Chaos Coming Soon To Planet Near You

By Val Germann As most Star Phoenix Base readers undoubtedly know, the weather on dear old Mother Earth has been going wild again this spring and summer. Some unfortunate locale in Texas picked up 18-inches of rain the other day, … Continue reading

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Canada’s Tar Sands Oil: Environmental Disaster

by Val Germann As Star Phoenix Base readers know, Alberta has passed Texas as an oil-producing region and the North American petroleum pipelines are running north-to-south today instead of the other way around. Alberta is producing more than one million … Continue reading

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China Becomes World Leader in Carbon Emissions

By David L. Brown As expected, China has exceeded the United States as a producer of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas responsible for global warming and climate change. According to a story yesterday in The Guardian (read it here): … Continue reading

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Kansas Wheat Harvest Tanks as Famine Looms

By David L. Brown The Kansas winter wheat crop is in the toilet. According to a report issued yesterday by the Kansas office of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (my emphasis): Ninety-two percent of the wheat has turned, compared … Continue reading

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At Last, a Solution to Global Warming

By David L. Brown There’s great news today! A scientist at Rutgers University and his climate modeling team have determined that if a regional nuclear war should take place, for example between India and Pakistan, the effect would stop global … Continue reading

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Dogbert: Pro-active Environmentalist

By David L. Brown I never miss a chance to read the Dilbert cartoon strip. In fact, it’s the only one I follow and over the years I have found many pearls of wisdom from Scott Adams’s genius. Today was … Continue reading

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Climate Change Seen as Causis Belli in Darfur

By David L. Brown It may have seemed obvious to some of us for a long time that the combination of climate change and overpopulation is creating the background for ecological and human disaster. But for a long time the … Continue reading

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Battle Lines Hardening Over Climate Implications

by Val Germann The increasing evidence for global warming and climate change, coupled with calls for world wide action to combat them, is leading to lines being drawn in the dirt, battle lines. One set of them appeared in THE … Continue reading

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Who Will Suffer as Oil Becomes a Weapon?

By David L. Brown For decades oil producers in the Mideast have worked, individually and through OPEC, to hold down the price of oil. The purpose was at least two-fold: First, to prevent high prices from suppressing demand (the thinking … Continue reading

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