Monthly Archives: February 2009

‘Polar Year’ Reveals Melting Is Accelerating

By David L. Brown The International Polar Year (a strange name for a two-year $1.2 billion dollar research effort) is ending and according to this article on the Scientific American web site: Perhaps the biggest finding to come out of … Continue reading

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Resource Depletion at Heart of Economic Woes

By David L. Brown It continues to amaze me that as the world economy continues to spin down and around in the toilet bowl of history, absolutely nobody seems to be paying any attention to the very clear and simple … Continue reading

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Drought Puts China Wheat in Jeopardy

By David L. Brown There is news of a serious drought that is threatening to destroy nearly half of China’s winter wheat crop. Widespread wheat growing regions had gone without rain for 100 days. But not to worry. The Chinese … Continue reading

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Asian Exporters Taking the Hit for the West

By David L. Brown The worldwide recession (economists are still too frightened to use the “D” word) is hitting hard in Asia and it seems there may be no bottom. Even Japan, the only First World economy in Asia, is … Continue reading

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