Monthly Archives: March 2012

UN CLIMATE PANEL AND “EXTREME WEATHER,” BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change admitted last week it had no evidence to support the various claims that the planet’s weather is becoming “more extreme.” The new IPCC report on weather extremes reads: “While there is evidence that increases … Continue reading

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PESTICIDE RESIDUE RISKS RECALCULATED, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

For the past 15 years, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) has been trying to scare U.S. consumers about pesticide residues on the fruits and vegetables in supermarkets. The EWG annually selects a “dirty dozen” produce items that they say pose … Continue reading

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AFRICA: THE NEXT MEGADROUGHT, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Africa is suffering serious drought again—in both the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya) and in West Africa’s Mali. How bad is the drought likely to get? Three years ago, the New York Times reported a study of the … Continue reading

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THE VIKINGS: VICTIMS AND VICTORS, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

It’s ironic that we remember the Vikings best for one small failure— their frozen far-north Greenland colony. We should instead be praising the Vikings for struggling through the cold and stormy Dark Ages, for designing those fabulous dragon ships, for … Continue reading

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