Monthly Archives: October 2010

WHY ARE REPUBLICANS CLIMATE SKEPTICS?, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

The New York Times marvels editorially that none of the Republicans running for the Senate accept the “scientific consensus that humans are largely responsible for global warming.” Maybe that’s because the Republicans come from more rural (Red) states that haven’t had any warming—man-made or otherwise. Continue reading

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CITY FARMING—PIGS IN THE SKY?, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Green visionary, Dixon Despommier, of Columbia University has proposed growing our food in city high-rises, to cut food transport energy use. The bad news is that city farming would be impossibly expensive—as it always has been. The good news: the high-rise farms will never be built. Continue reading

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PESTICIDE ACTIVISM: FIFTY YEARS OF PANIC AND PROPAGANDA, BY: ALEX AVERY

For the past half century, society has been repeatedly misled by activist-orchestrated campaigns on the supposed environmental impact of chemicals in general and pesticides in particular. Starting with erroneous accusations against DDT leveled by Rachel Carson in her 1962 book … Continue reading

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LESSONS LEARNED FROM SWEDISH TEMPERATURE RECORDS, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

The ten coldest winter-spring temperatures out of the last 500 in Stockholm, Sweden, were almost all during the Little Ice Age. No surprise there. The coldest was 1569, followed by 1573. Continue reading

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