Monthly Archives: July 2010

Famine Continues to Stalk the Earth

By David L. Brown We’ve talked here before about the fact that the world’s supply of basic foodstuffs is falling short with production barely able to meet demand. Now wheat prices are soaring due to drought in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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Great Lakes Are ‘Running a Fever’

By David L. Brown The Great Lakes are artifacts of the last Ice Age, gouged from the earth by massive glaciers that once covered much of Canada and the upper part of the present United States.  They form the largest … Continue reading

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Don’t Confuse Me With the Facts!

By David L. Brown That headline may sound like a joke, but it often seems to be exactly the reaction many people have when faced with facts that may threaten their preconceived notions about how things work. A recent article … Continue reading

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How Hot Is It? This Hot!

By  David L. Brown Yesterday I wrote about a new report from NASA, reporting that 2010 is the hottest ever so far. To get a visual image of what that means, here’s a map from the agriculture.com web site showing … Continue reading

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So Far, 2010 Is Hottest Year Ever

By David L. Brown A new report just issued by the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies concludes that 2010 to-date is the warmest year on record. This continues on a trend that has been observed over a period of … Continue reading

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Truth Is Out: Chicken Came First

By David L. Brown A little over four years ago I posted a piece here responding to a report on the all-important scientific question of our age, the chicken-egg controversy. I wrote: “Addressing the major scientific issue of which came … Continue reading

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Is Climate Denial a Form of Grieving?

By David L. Brown Note: The following is excerpted from a new book I’ve just completed writing. It makes interesting food for thought about the phenomenon of denial. It may seem hard to understand how so many people can remain … Continue reading

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