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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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PRECEDENT SUPPORTS CLIMATE SKEPTICS, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

The skeptics of man-made global warming have now created an important legal precedent for rejecting man-made warming alarmism. Last week the Montana State Supreme Court denied a petition demanding state regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The Montana court said … Continue reading

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NEW STUDY AFFIRMS NATURAL CLIMATE CHANGE, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

It’s nice when people validate your work. Fred Singer and I—co-authors of Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1500 Years—are currently basking in the glow of a new paper that affirms the earth’s long, moderate, natural climate cycle. The study is by Dr. U.R. Rao, former chair of India’s Space Research Organization. He says solar variations and cosmic rays account for 40 percent of the world’s recent global warming. Continue reading

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SAVING POLAR BEARS BY KILLING THEM?, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

A recent article in the British journal Nature warns that polar bears are increasingly mating with grizzly bears—because man-made climate change is rapidly melting the Arctic sea ice on which the polar bears love to hunt seals. Continue reading

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WHEN SHEEP DIDN’T HAVE WOOL, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Today, farmers are accused of “tampering with Nature.” But farmers have been doing such tampering for thousands of years. We had to, for survival. As one dramatic example, wild sheep didn’t have wool. Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep still don’t! Nature gave sheep a long, coarse hair coat instead. In the beginning, the wool was just a short insulating undercoat with fuzzy fibers too short to make thread. For the first 4,000 years we herded sheep, it was only for their meat. Continue reading

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BIG GREEN BUS HAS FLAT TIRES, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

If the Big Green Bus hasn’t actually stalled, it’s at least got a couple of newly-flattened tires. And the suddenly-Republican U.S. Congress’s opposition to energy taxes is only part of it. Continue reading

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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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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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3 BILLION & COUNTING: THE COST OF BANNING DDT, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

3Billion and Counting is a new documentary film on the awful human cost of banning DDT. The film’s producer, medical doctor Rutledge Taylor, circled the tropical world, finding that malaria has claimed some three billion human lives throughout history—and the toll of needless deaths is continuing to mount by perhaps 1.5 million per year. Moreover, it permanently debilitates millions more. Taylor says malaria treatment is a “tangle of red tape, misguided prevention policies and treatment that is ineffective in the face of continual re-infection.” Above all, he found “willful deafness to the pleas of local populations to help them eradicate the mosquitoes that deliver the deadly cargo.” Continue reading

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HIGHER YIELDS: THE ONLY FARMING ANSWER, BY: DENNIS T. AVERY

Is the Green Movement finally ready to face the global need to triple crop yields over the next 40 years—and drop its dedication to land-selfish organic farming? Maybe yes, and none too soon. The planet’s wild biodiversity is at stake. Continue reading

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