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Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Growing

To many of you,  Anthony Michael Hall is the first thing that pops in to your mind when you hear ‘Dead Zone’. Or maybe for the more well read of you, it is the 1979 thriller by Stephen King, to which Michael Hall’s series is based from. Sadly, there is a ‘dead zone’ out there that is wreaking havoc with the natural state of our planet.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, November 2, 2007 - Full Story

Earth Shoe Academies

Academics like to cultivate an image of themselves as cutting edge. Actually, while they may be more up-to-date than flat-earth theories, they are frequently not quite as far ahead of the curve as earth shoes. “The issue of climate change has entered its rock concert/college curriculum phase, which is a sure indicator that the issue has peaked and will begin a long, slow fade in the public mind,” author Steven F. Hayward writes in a column that appeared in the October Carolina Journal. “Simultaneous ‘Live Earth’ rock concerts were staged on several continents following the model of ‘Live Aid’ and ‘Farm Aid’ in the 1980s—‘consciousness-raising events after which public interest quickly waned.”

By Malcolm Kline - Thursday, November 1, 2007 - Full Story

Jurassic Park; Scientific Prophecy or Lucky Guess

If you’ve ever watched the movie or read the novel Jurassic Park, then no doubt you’ve had at least one nightmare of being attacked by a Velociraptor. It is nothing to be ashamed about, it really has happened to us all. What’s worse though—worse even than attacking Velociraptors—is the fact that the John Crichton might not have been too far off the mark.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Thursday, November 1, 2007 - Full Story

How Scientists & Activists Believe Global Warming has ‘Co-opted’ The Environmental Movement

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, delivered a more than two-hour floor speech on October 26, debunking fears of man-made global warming. Below is an excerpt of his remarks detailing the scientists who believe the environmental movement has been duped into promoting man-made global warming fears.

By EPW Blog - Monday, October 29, 2007 - Full Story

California Fire Smokescreen

Are climate alarmists using the Southern California wildfires to fan the flames of global warming?

By Steve Milloy - Monday, October 29, 2007 - Full Story

Eating Food Will Kill You

It is now a proven fact that eating food—any kind of food—will kill you. No one who has eaten food in the past is alive today and everyone currently eating food will die. Therefore, those noble people who seek to save us from eating every kind of food that the earth provides should be hailed and saluted for their efforts to keep us alive.

By Alan Caruba - Monday, October 29, 2007 - Full Story

Comet Holmes Experiences Millionfold Explosion of Light

Astronomy is one of those sciences that anyone can really get a hang of. Not to say that those who study it aren’t far and above us in terms of understanding, but unlike physics or chemistry, it isn’t reliant on unfathomable precepts. All you need is a decent dictionary (Wikipedia for preference) and some time to read.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Saturday, October 27, 2007 - Full Story

Inhofe slams DiCaprio for scaring kids in two-hour Senate speech

Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), Ranking Member of the Environement and Public Works Committee, delivered a more than two-hour floor speech today debunking fears of man-made global warming. Below is an exerpt of his remarks about how Hollywood, led by Leonardo DiCaprio and Laurie David, has promoted unfounded climate fears to children. For video of speech section denouncing Hollywood is below.

By EPW Blog - Saturday, October 27, 2007 - Full Story

Biotech Deaths May Already Total Millions

The global conflict over high-yield farming became even uglier last week when armed activists “for the landless” invaded a Brazilian biotech research farm. One activist and a security guard were killed and eight other people injured.

Unfortunately, the clash over modern farming technology has already had victims by the millions. New technologies that would save millions of lives every year are being held back by activist-scared regulators, using the excuse of “more testing.”

By Dennis Avery - Friday, October 26, 2007 - Full Story

The High Cost of Climate Lies

An energy-rationing bill has been introduced to address “global warming.” The “Climate Security Act” would impose caps on how much carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions can be allowed and would institute an elaborate program to “trade” allowances among the industries and business affected.

By Alan Caruba - Monday, October 22, 2007 - Full Story

Political gimmickery

As was pointed out in The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere, the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was not awarded to the Burmese monks who have defied the military junta in their country and have had the whole world watching their plight. Nor to Morgan Tsvangirai and other Zimbabwe opposition leaders who were arrested and in some cases beaten by police earlier this year while protesting against the murderous policies of dictator Robert Mugabe. Nor to Father Nguyen Van Ly, a Catholic priest in Vietnam arrested this year and sentenced to eight years in prison.

By Beryl Wajsman - Monday, October 22, 2007 - Full Story

Hey Al Gore, We Want a Refund

A British judge ruled on the eve of Al Gore co-winning the Nobel Peace Prize that students forced to watch “An Inconvenient Truth” must be warned of the film’s factual errors. But would there be any science at all left in Gore’s “truth” if these errors and their progeny were excised?

By Steve Milloy - Monday, October 22, 2007 - Full Story

“The Future is nigh” cried the Futurist

The future will always be—to me—a mystery wrapped up inside an enigma. However, for some, the future is something to be unwrapped at all costs, leaving behind logic and childhood excitement in the process. Raymond Kurzweil is one of these men who believe that the future is something both predictable and foreseeable, and he’s made a living out of telling other people about his vision for that future.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, October 19, 2007 - Full Story

Now is the time to listen to climate scientists, not activists

imageListening to the Speech from the Throne Tuesday, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Conservatives were copying Stephane Dion’s leadership campaign tactics of 13 months ago. In Dion’s case, he took his climate change phraseology essentially verbatim from a David Suzuki report. In the case of the Harper government, they appear to have lifted most of their assertions from a wider selection of environmental groups, but the messages are equally unfounded nonethe-less.

First, the government tells us that “Threats to our environment are a clear and present danger that now confronts governments around the world.”

“Clear and present danger” is a popular phrase used by environmental activists when speaking about climate change, Al Gore-trained Desiree McGraw of Montreal and Ralph Torrie, whose company produces greenhouse gas emissions software, being typical examples.

By Tom Harris - Friday, October 19, 2007 - Full Story

Diminishing the Nobel Peace Prize

In 1964, Martin Luther King won the Nobel Peace Prize for leading the non-violent crusade against racism and slavery—bettering not only America but the entire world.

In 1971, Willi Brandt won the Peace Prize for leading Germany’s peaceful reintegration back into the “world family of nations,” healing the destruction caused by Kaiser Wilhelm and Adolph Hitler with two World Wars that caused at least 70 million deaths.

By Dennis Avery - Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - Full Story

Not “Peak Oil”, But Lots More Oil

There was an interesting news item out of Moscow in late September to which most people probably paid little heed. “Russia is one of several countries that have rushed to lay claims to the area where a U.S. Study suggests as much as 25 percent of the world’s undiscovered oil and gas could be hidden.”

By Alan Caruba - Monday, October 15, 2007 - Full Story

Greenpeace Capture Power Plant… what, are we at war

Just after 5 a.m., on Monday the 8th of October, a group of Greenpeace environmentalists laid siege to Kingsnorth coal fired power station in Kent. Their plan was simple, and effective. Get in, and shut it down.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Saturday, October 13, 2007 - Full Story

African Mega-Drought Rewrites Out of Africa

The words ‘tropical’ and ‘lush’ are not necessarily the descriptive words you would normally associate with Africa, especially when presented with the choice of ‘barren’ and ‘arid’. But the continent of Africa is not all desert and dust; at least, not any more.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Saturday, October 13, 2007 - Full Story

DDT Backlash Continues

Ever since the World Health Organization reversed the environmentalist-promoted ban on DDT in 2006, eco-activists have scrambled to devise new ways to malign the life-saving insecticide in order to salvage their badly marred reputation.

By Steve Milloy - Friday, October 12, 2007 - Full Story

Global Warming’s Trillion-Dollar Turkey

A trillion dollars doesn’t buy what it used to—at least when it comes to global warming, according to a new analysis from the Environmental Protection Agency.

By Steve Milloy - Friday, October 5, 2007 - Full Story