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New alarming reports on global warming

Posted March 2nd, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on New alarming reports on global warming

What will it take to get governments to spring into action appropriate to the real threat of global warming (which some prefer to call œclimate change, but is about warming, nonetheless).?    In yet another instance of the bad news in front of us, London’s The Guardian reports that scientists doing research for the Intergovernmental […]

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Beetles destroying Canadian forests – global warming the culprit

Posted March 1st, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on Beetles destroying Canadian forests – global warming the culprit

Today’s Washington Post contained a very sad article about the voracious beetle destroying forests in British Colombia:  www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/02/28/AR2006022801772.html.  The beetle is not new.  What is new is that Canadian winters are no longer cold enough to kill them off, which is crucial for keeping their population under control.  The result?  Read the article.  It is […]

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Ready to accept gas tax increase – for the right reasons

Posted March 1st, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on Ready to accept gas tax increase – for the right reasons

A new poll conducted by the New York Times/CBS News shows that a large majority of US Americans are prepared  to pay higher gas taxes if these are linked to efforts to reduce global warming.  Read the article at: www.nytimes.com/2006/02/28/national/28gas.html The poll shows that 85 percent oppose an increase in the federal gas tax.  However, […]

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Dubai Ports World, Halliburton, and our democracy

Posted February 27th, 2006 in Blog Comments Off on Dubai Ports World, Halliburton, and our democracy

What is behind the plaintive œWhat’s the big deal complaint we hear from administration officials about the sale of operations at 6 major US ports to a company owned by the emir of Dubai and his government?  Some journalists have drawn the map for us.  It should probably not surprise us by now, but we find behind […]

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