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Economics Environment Politics

Trump’s Policy of Darkness

For two years I have been responding to enthusiastic ovations for Trump’s economic “policies” with the sobering reminder that there’s a significant latency between establishing economic policy and the effect it might have on the actual economy. The economy Trump keeps claiming credit for has far more to do with the policies set during Obama’s […]

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Environment

Heartbeat of the Terrestrial Biosphere

I found this on www.viewsoftheworld.net It’s crazy to think of the planet as having a heart beat, but in a sense, that is exactly what this animation represents.          

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Environment

NASA View of Atmosphere 2017

I stumbled on this in the Daily Mail – a video created from NASA observations that show the fluid nature of our global systems.

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Environment

BP Stock Owners Dine and Ditch

So here we are watching oil leak from the bottom of the gulf, BP stocks falling through the floor and blame-bullets flying all over the place.  I’m wondering if anyone else is thinking what I’m thinking… While BP was pumping oil to the market the investors were all in… you could almost hear the chant… […]

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Environment Politics

Scientific Advice or Liberal Politics?

    Recently, a friend explained to me how he thinks the global warming “scare” is a political argument hoisted by liberals. He insisted that there isn’t any proof that global warming is caused by human activity and he pointed to the evidence that temperatures have always fluctuated naturally.   I couldn’t help but notice […]

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Environment Politics

Arctic Drilling

The energy industry that conquered America has taken another victim today, a piece of wilderness in Alaska. But more than that, they have taken a piece of dignity from the human race. For two decades the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge represented a struggle between our obesity and the will to be better human beings. It’s […]

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Environment

Bush Sells Our Forests

Just read an article in the Washington Post about the new rules issued by the Bush administration last Wednesday for managing the national forests – New Rules Issued for National Forests. The article states that this new set of rules creates the biggest change in forest-use policies in nearly three decades and effects all 192 […]

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Environment Politics

Chemical Assault on Americans

What was the reason for invading Iraq..? Oh, yeah – they were developing and stockpiling weapons of mass destruction – well, we haven’t found any yet, but we are pretty sure they hid them somewhere and it’s better to be safe than sorry, after all, just because there has never been a single incident during […]

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Analysis Environment Politics

FoxNews: What Mercury?

Last night I was watching FoxNews and I noticed how they were systematically going through all the claims against the Bush Administration and discrediting everyone of them. Gee – I wonder who’s side Fox is on? Anyway the subject of mercury in the environment came up. This is a perfect example of the kind of […]

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Environment Politics

Mercury Emissions and the EPA

Just read about this on the NRDC site… NRDC and other environmental groups leaked a draft Environmental Protection Agency proposal that would weaken and delay efforts to clean up mercury emissions from America’s coal-fired power plants. The article goes on to explain that those 1,100 facilities are the largest unregulated industrial sources of mercury contamination […]