Monthly Archives: December 2011

HOW COLUMBUS CAUSED THE LITTLE ICE AGE, BY DENNIS T. AVERY

In a remarkable example of human-centeredness, Stanford University geochemist Richard Nevle blames Christopher Columbus for a sharp reduction in atmospheric CO2 during the 16th and 17th centuries. It seems that man-made warming believers never tire of telling us how powerful … Continue reading

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A NEW STRATEGY TO FEED THE WORLD, BY DENNIS T. AVERY

Can we successfully grow more plants per acre as a future strategy for increasing our crop yields and food production? Sixty thousand corn plants per acre—twice Iowa’s current average—could be one route to higher productivity. The world will need twice … Continue reading

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WASHINGTON POST CONVERTS TO CONSERVATION? BY DENNIS T. AVERY

For 25 years, the Washington Post has praised organic foods—while I warned that low-yield organic farming posed a threat to the world’s wildlife. I estimated that Norman Borlaug’s Green Revolution not only saved billions of people from starvation, but at … Continue reading

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