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CAN ROMNEY CREATE THOSE 12 MILLION JOBS, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Mitt Romney says he could create 12 million jobs in a four year term. Could he really do it? The odds are he could. Romney would start, of course, with energy, where gasoline prices have doubled under Obama. High energy … Continue reading

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TROPICAL RAINBELTS STILL SHIFTING GLOBAL CROPS, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Michel Nasibu, of business consultants KPMG/East Africa, warns that global warming has begun to devastate his continent. He writes in AfricaEagle that: “The mother of all troubles has already started rooting her tentacles all over the continent: Global Warming. . … Continue reading

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GERMAN MEDIA’S VEER FROM GREEN ENERGY, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

German media, writing in one of the “greenest” European countries, are now veering away from green energy as fast as lagging public opinion will allow. A few years ago, Germany was “fully committed” to the EU’s goal of ending fossil … Continue reading

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NO FARM BILL: JUST FOOD AND TAX INFLATION, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

“Congress has failed to  put in place a farm bill for the first time in more than 60 years,” says a reporter for station WBNG in New York State.  U. S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, debates this however: “President … Continue reading

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WHERE’S THE CASE FOR ORGANIC FOODS?, BY DENNIS T. AVERY

Stanford University has just published a new study on organic foods—reporting that its physicians and nutritionists found no evidence that organic foods are more nutritious. There was great surprise some quarters and statements such as “a $25 billion a year … Continue reading

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ETHANOL MAKES THE TOP TEN LIST, BY DENNIS T. AVERY

Recently I watched John Stosell’s program on “Politician’s Top Ten Promises Gone Wrong.” Ethanol’s promise gone wrong was surpassed only by the housing subsidy bubble and the promise that more and bigger Europe-style government was the answer to the future. … Continue reading

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WHAT REALLY TRIGGERS A RESOURCE CRISIS?, BY DENNIS T. AVERY

During a symposium held recently at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yale historian, Tim Snyder told the attendees: “Climate change acts as a “multiplier of other resource crises  leading to “the ecological panic that I’m afraid will lead to mass killings … Continue reading

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CORN ETHANOL AND A NON-WARMING EARTH, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

The earth has failed to warm at all for 15 years now, and American farmers are afraid of losing the “renewable fuel” mandate for corn ethanol—which has given them record crop prices and incomes since 2007. So, they’re proposing a … Continue reading

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MY SECOND-MOST-REMARKABLE MOMENT, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

I had my second-most-remarkable moment while at the Heartland climate skeptics’ conference in Chicago last week. The conference was terrific, for climate scientists, geologists, economists, NASA engineers, and interested attendees. The highlight for me, though, was Sebastian Lunning, who co-authored … Continue reading

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BIGCITYLIB, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

The Heartland Institute, a Chicago libertarian think-tank, put up a billboard outside Chicago on May 3rd that showed a photo of a seedy-looking Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. The cut line read, “I believe in man-made global warming. Do you?” Heartland … Continue reading

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