Author Archives: David L. Brown

An Apology and a New Beginning

By David L. Brown If there’s anybody out there I owe you an apology and this update. Much to my embarrassment I have not posted to this personal website for many months. In my defense I will report that my … Continue reading

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The Tragedy of Climate Change Denial

By David L. Brown Well, we all know that it has been really cold in many places this winter, and that that is proof positive that global warming is a hoax. Oh, didn’t you know that? It’s true, and all … Continue reading

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Good News for Polar Bears (Or Maybe Not)

By David L. Brown Hooray! According to Reuters, polar bear researchers have determined that the iconic bears may not be doomed after all. Here’s the lead from the article, which you can read here: (Reuters) – All is not lost … Continue reading

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California Stays the Course on Green Energy

By David L. Brown Another example of the way in which energy moguls work to block development of sustainable, clean energy was the recent introduction of Prop. 23 in California. This proposition, which came to a vote on November 2, … Continue reading

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Those Strange Climate Change Deniers

By David L. Brown Global warming/climate change deniers are strange fellows indeed. Despite the overwhelming evidence that human-caused global warming is real and may seriously harm our planet, they continue to raise doubts. One of their arguments is that most … Continue reading

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Drought Likely to Spread, Perhaps Soon

By David L. Brown Note: This item is cross-posted from Ag Dead End (www.agdeadend.com). Drought is already rearing its head in many parts of the world, most recently in north China, Australia, and Russia and the Ukraine. Experts say we … Continue reading

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My New Book

By David L. Brown I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book DEAD END PATH: How Industrial Agriculture Has Stolen Our Future. This work, in the form of an extended essay, is the result of a lifetime … Continue reading

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World Food Disaster Continues to Loom

By David L. Brown According to the poem by Robert Frost, some think the world will end in fire, some in iceā€¦ Well, ask an Aussie and he’s more likely to bring up drought and plagues of locusts. We know … Continue reading

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Global ‘Food Wars’ Breaking Out

By David L. Brown According to an article in the British newspaper The Guardian, a bidding war for a potash mining company reveals a looming problem: Finding the resources to feed a world on the brink of hunger According to … Continue reading

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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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