Category Archives: Politics

Seeing the Future Dimly

By David L. Brown One of the news websites, Fox News (here), today featured excerpts from a number of predictions made 25 years ago by “science thinkers,” predicting conditions in our time of 2012. I recognize the names of most … Continue reading

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Technology—Promise or Curse?

By David L. Brown Historian Niall Ferguson in an article published in The Daily Beast raises a question that’s long interested me. He asks, in effect, which vision of the future we should embrace: The idea that technology will make … Continue reading

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A Tragedy in the Making

By David L. Brown As drought and heat continue to destroy a significant portion of the US crop, a large tranche of corn continues to be mandated for use in ethanol production. The purpose of this is to enrich farmers … 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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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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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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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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A New ‘Champion’ for Anti-Climate Change

By David L. Brown We’ve railed for several years about the support of anti-global warming activists by self-interested corporations. Now, according to an article on Scientific American’s web site, here, there’s a new champion handing out money to shills for … Continue reading

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How the Earth Was Lost

By David L. Brown I have been silent in recent weeks on the subject of climate change. My reason: I am gobsmacked by the success of the anti-global warming activities that have taken place. Science and reason are in full … Continue reading

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