Monthly Archives: October 2009

Rains Threaten Promise of Good Harvest

By David L. Brown We remember with a shudder the spike in food prices last year that seemed to push the world toward famine. As the U.S. is one of the few remaining exporters of food in the world, the … Continue reading

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China, India Blow Copenhagen Out of the Water

By David L. Brown One of the most pleasing phrases in the human language (to the speaker, at least), is “I told you so.” Thus, my recent essay on why the upcoming Copenhagen meeting on climate change was unlikely to … Continue reading

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Science Leaders Speak Out on Warming

By David L. Brown In advance of the upcoming Copenhagen meeting on climate change, there has been a recent tidal wave of anti-global warming propaganda. I’ve discussed the subject of climate change denial many times over the years, most recently … Continue reading

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Sun Continues to Show Blank Face

By David L. Brown This is a follow-up to my post of June 29 titled “Could Quiet Sun Offset Global Warming?” (see it here.) In that piece I reported on the failure of the Sun to return to its maximum … Continue reading

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High Hopes for Copenhagen May Be Dashed

By David L. Brown Great hope is being placed on the upcoming conference on climate change, to take place December 7*-18 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting has the acronym COP15, which indicates it is the 15th “Conference of Parties” in … Continue reading

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Science, Propaganda & Climate Change

By David L. Brown If a climate change denier wants to make a point, it seems there’s no need to worry about the facts. No, just making stuff up seems to be the policy being followed these days. As someone … Continue reading

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Ug99 Poised on Afghan Border

By David L. Brown I have written several times over the past few years about the spreading threat of Ug99, a wheat stem rust disease first identified in Uganda in 1999. It is a serious threat not only to wheat, … Continue reading

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