Good for You and the Mother Earth – Heirloom Seeds

A lot of folks tend not to fully understand the difference between heirloom plants and hybrid plants. Organic heirloom seeds are those seeds from plants that culture themselves. This indicates, that there has not been any hybrid introduction to the seed genetically. They produce their own seeds, and consistently generate the identical kind of plant, as nicely as the vegetable or fruit from the originals. Heirloom...
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Kerry’s Secret Weapon

Kerry Secret Policy Weapon Will Finish Bush Off Given that the US needs roughly 100 quadrillion BTUs to run its economy, and only 6% come from renewables, it will be decades before we have eliminated hydrocarbons as a source of fuel. Even then it’s unlikely given the abundance of coal in this country. I doubt this will turn out to be the winning election issue that these people think it will...
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Another Deserving Winner Of The Nobel Peace Prize

Reason magazine — April 2000, Billions Served: Norman Borlaug interviewed by Ronald Bailey It’s amazing that doom-sayers such as Paul Erlich still have any credibility. Time and again, dating back to Malthus, the doom-sayers have been proven wrong on our ability to adapt to a larger world population and other proclaimed shortages. Technology and the human mind have a way of handling problems...
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Oil And Its Externalities

Economist.com | The future of energy I’m all for pushing the cost of negative externalities — usually pollution, but not limited to that — onto the ones producing them. The issue is oil and the externalities are not limited to pollution: they call the war in Iraq and the OPEC cartel negative externalities of our oil use. The Economist supported the war in Iraq saying, among other...
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PETA Is Funding The Earth Liberation Front

Earth Liberation Front Bankrolled by PETA I’ve never been a fan of PETA (see here, here, here and here) and their support for ELF, a group of domestic terrorists, won’t improve my opinion of them. The Earth Liberation Front is already considered the foremost domestic terrorist group (see here also) and a quick glance at their website will show why. If PETA’s support is verified and...
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Want Cleaner Air

Senate GOP defeats tough fuel efficiency – The Washington Times: Nation/Politics If Congress really wanted cleaner air without a decline in safety, they could pass it tomorrow and have it phase in over five years. The engine technology already exists to make combustion engines nearly free of emissions (see here and here), thereby eliminating the need for the CAFE standards, the ethanol mandate...
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Greenpeace Has Abandoned All Pretense – They’re Luddites

WTO free zone: Biosafety Protocol under attack. Whatever one might say about Greenpeace that is positive — I would have a hard time finding anything — is wiped away by their lack of concern for the well-being for people. Their opposition to biotech foods is the latest example and their outward embrace of the precautionary principle, while honest, will cost lives in the countries dumb enough...
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No Mumbling Here

Getting Hotter (washingtonpost.com) The Post reaches a pretty astonishing conclusion in saying that the science on climate change is final, it’s not, and that we should begin limiting CO2 emissions when it won’t solve the problem — an increase in temperature — because it won’t reduce the concentration of CO2 in the air. It will only delay maximum temperature. Again, my...
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Global Warming And Land Use

United Press International: Analysis: Land use, climate change linked Not only is paving the planet causing it to get hotter, but farming is contributing as well. Hmmm. What shall we do? I’m only blogging on this to note that yet another article is out on global warming that ignores geoengineering altogether. The “Geritol Solution”, carbon sequestration and carbon nanotubes are all...
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Potable Water Is Not A “Right”, It’s A Man-Made Product

Daily Times: Efforts to privatise water infrastructure condemned I can see why Third World countries would be reluctant to have a private water system when most advanced countries don’t do so either. Nevertheless, if they wish to avoid draught and overuse of a scarce resource, they’ll need to acknowledge the laws of economics and allow prices to be set by a market. Developed countries should...
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