Monthly Archives: August 2007

Most Diabolically Misleading Magazine Cover Ever?

By David L. Brown We have written much about the activities of climate change naysayers, many of them in actuality puppets whose strings are pulled by ExxonMobil and the like. The mainstream press generally takes a “balanced” approach to reporting … Continue reading

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A Landscape of Ignorance and Deceit

By David L. Brown One of the discouraging facts about climate change debate is that too much of the “conversation” takes place beyond the bounds of informed awareness or even common sense. For example we often hear statements such as … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Teeters On Brink of Anarchy

By David L. Brown Under Robert Mugabe’s thuggish rule, Zimbabwe — the Central African nation once known for its strong economy, vibrant agriculture, and relatively high standard of living — has become a poster child for Third World collapse. Now, … Continue reading

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Sweetening the Ethanol Pot

By David L. Brown If there was ever any doubt that a major underlying factor behind the ethanol mania is the desire of the federal government to funnel more cash to farmers, here’s the saccharine truth as reported today by … Continue reading

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Congress Encounters the Energy Tar Baby

By David L. Brown Our nation, and indeed all the nations of the entire world, are facing a serious energy crisis. Because of the danger of climate change we cannot continue to burn increasing amounts of fossil fuels. Clean alternatives … Continue reading

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A Tool for Every Task

By David L. Brown I saw an image today that reminded me just how complex are the environmental problems facing today’s world. It shows a Swiss Army Knife that has been named by the Guiness Book of Records as “Most … Continue reading

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Burying the Truth

By David L. Brown A few weeks ago we reported on a contest sponsored by the Union of Concerned Scientists (see post “Vote for Best ‘Science Idol’ Editorial Cartoon,” July 7). According to the organization, the competition “draws attention to … Continue reading

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Smogfest In Store for 2008 Olympics

By David L. Brown We have written before about the rising problem of air pollution in China, raising concerns that the increasing smog problem in Beijing could threaten the success of next year’s Olympic Games. The point is well made … Continue reading

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Is Global Warming Coverup Turning to Progress?

By David L. Brown In earlier posts we have discussed the question of how government and powerful energy-related multinational corporations may have acted to suppress information about climate change and confuse the issue in the minds of ordinary citizens. There … Continue reading

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