Monthly Archives: April 2008

The Future is Now for Haiti

by Val Germann An article today on the Inter Press website highlights the rapidly deteriorating conditions in Haiti, the world’s poster child for overpopulation, bad government and poor living conditions. Let us take a brief look at what it’s like … Continue reading

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Malthus Alive and Well in 2008

by Val Germann The headlines are screaming today: “Food Crisis,” and the news around the world is of riots and disorder due to the rapidly rising prices of the staple grains that keep most of humanity alive. From THE INDEPENDENT … Continue reading

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Farmers Choosing Mammon Over Conservation

By David L. Brown As we have predicted here the ongoing ethanol mania, now magnified by rapidly rising food prices and impending Third World famine, is causing farmers to plow up fragile lands that have been protected by conservation programs. … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe: A Harbinger of Things to Come

By David L. Brown Thugocrat Robert Mugabe is not going to go quietly it seems. According to the BBC News, as reported here, members of Mugabe’s police today raided the offices of the opposition party that is claiming victory in … Continue reading

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Time to Bid a Fond Farewell to Coal?

By David L. Brown A news release I received today from the Earth Policy Institute heralds “The Beginning of the End for Coal.” This is welcome if somewhat puzzling news. Energy pundits have been telling us that coal will soon … Continue reading

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Wine to Water: Unveiling the Ethanol Con

By David L. Brown The carefully crafted coverup of the problems revolving around the ethanol craze is starting to come unraveled. People have noticed that they are spending more for food; learning how rain forests are being cut down at … Continue reading

Posted in Age of Oil, Conservation Issues, Forest Destruction | 8 Comments

Truckers Feel the Pinch of High Fuel Cost

By David L. Brown High oil prices are starting to cut deep now. With diesel fuel selling at more than $4 a gallon in some places, over-the-road truck drivers are rumbling about a nationwide work stoppage, according to this news … Continue reading

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