Monthly Archives: September 2009

Australian Dust Warns of Declining Water

By David L. Brown According to Wired magazine’s web site, the dust storm that engulfed Sydney, Australia three days ago was “apocalyptic.” In this image taken from space, that description doesn’t  seem over-the-top. You can see this and another NASA … Continue reading

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The Power of Economic Incentives

By David L. Brown How do  we go about reducing carbon emissions to prevent climate change from spiraling into a global catastrophe? One obvious answer is to slow down the go-go industrial economies that pour CO2 into the atmosphere. Not … Continue reading

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‘Green Revolution’ Pioneer Borlaug R.I.P.

By David L. Brown Norman Borlaug died yesterday in Dallas, Texas at 95. He was never a celebrity except among the environmentally conscious few, but to us he was a super star. Dr. Borlaug was credited with saving at least … Continue reading

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