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Update on Continuing Arctic Melt Down

By David L. Brown This is just a brief follow up to previous posts concerning the dwindling Arctic sea ice. Some climate change deniers have been hooting and hollering that the meltdown has reversed, because it appears that there will … Continue reading

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New Technologies Emerging for Solar Energy

By David L. Brown There is an old saying about people who live in glass houses, but perhaps that is a model for the future. As it begins to sink in that cheap oil is a thing of the past, … Continue reading

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Climate Change Could Devastate Tropics

By David L. Brown The polar bear has been getting the, er, lion’s share of attention in discussions about global warming and climate change. But according to a story in today’s ScienceDaily web site, it is tropical species that are … Continue reading

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The EU’s “Ambitious Plan” on Climate Change

By David L. Brown It’s reported as positive news, but I have to wonder. According to this report on the BBC News online website, European leaders “have agreed to finish talks by the end of the year on an ambitious … Continue reading

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A Landscape of Ignorance and Deceit

By David L. Brown One of the discouraging facts about climate change debate is that too much of the “conversation” takes place beyond the bounds of informed awareness or even common sense. For example we often hear statements such as … Continue reading

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Zimbabwe Teeters On Brink of Anarchy

By David L. Brown Under Robert Mugabe’s thuggish rule, Zimbabwe — the Central African nation once known for its strong economy, vibrant agriculture, and relatively high standard of living — has become a poster child for Third World collapse. Now, … Continue reading

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Desperately Seeking Cheaper Gas

By David L. Brown The way some people respond to change is to panic, run around like the proverbial chicken, and seek an easy solution to get things back to the way they used to be. It is no different … Continue reading

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GM Foods: Promise or Threat?

By David L. Brown The relatively new science of genetic engineering is an important tool in the on-going race to feed a world population under threat. As human numbers expand, the resources required to produce food continue to decline as … Continue reading

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Upcoming IPCC Report: Who Will Listen?

By David L. Brown My co-author Val Germann in a posting here yesterday discusses possibilities concerning the upcoming report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). We await the new report with great interest. The last one was serious … Continue reading

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Did Language Begin with a Gesture and a Word?

By David L. Brown Disclosure statement: I am not Noam Chomsky nor do I have any formal training in the “science” of linguistics. However, I am someone to whom language has been a supreme influence, both in its spoken and … Continue reading

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