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August 23, 2017

Environment

Trade agreements

The United States currently has trade agreements with 20 different countries. Trade agreements are necessary to even the playing field between countries. The WTO is a 154 member organization that sets, and enforces rules for trade, among countries. Opponents of trade agreements maintain that they cost US jobs. NAFTA is one most often mentioned. Opponents

The Cost of Exxon-Mobil’s Lie

Exxon-Mobil Hid Global Warming Data? Spoiler Alert #1: Yes they DID. Spoiler Alert #2: YOU are about to get seriously pissed off. And, I’m sorry and surprised to say, it’s worse than I’d thought. Not only did Exxon’s leaders hide their own scientists’ data, they used the data’s predictions to plan further Arctic oil exploration,

Refugees of Climate Change

Kivilina, Alaska Will This Alaskan Town Be the 1st US Victim of Global Warming? The answer is YES, it probably will be. There is no question they WILL lose their homes, but maybe about whether they’ll be the 1st US town to do so. Either way, they WON’T be the last. Because of this grim

Global Warming: The Jobs Creation Solution

By Steve Shivvers: Guest contributor There is a very effective non-partisan solution to global warming. It will create jobs, stimulate our economy, and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The basic concept is to enact a revenue neutral carbon tax to be placed on the extraction of fossil based fuels. The version I like is called

Mankind – Destroyer of Nature

Sadly, this author fears that mankind is earning the epitaph in the title. Some people believe that God created the Earth and everything on it, that he has a master plan, and that he created man in his own image. The questions in this piece are for those people. Did God’s plan include mankind wiping out the Javan Rhino? 

Climate Change: The End Game

  Kiribati An island nation being erased by rising ocean levels due climate change. Most of it by 2040. This is real, and this is happening now. On the front line indeed: Running out of options, and water, a nation’s leader enters an end game against climate change. The President of Kiribati urges an orderly

Global Warming – Resting on Science or Faith?

When I was a little girl, I thought that adults make decisions based on knowledge, that adults form opinions and views based on available information, and as new information is learned, they adjust those opinions and views. I was always a talkative child – I just HAD to speak my mind! But I was raised

Solar Plants, Birds and Republican Hyprocrisy

A news article on Yahoo was very disturbing. It claimed that the solar power plant In California’s Mojave Desert scorched as many as 28,000 birds a year in mid-flight, and it suggested that California should halt the construction of an even larger plant pending an environmental impact study. If true, this is disturbing and I

Mississippi River: Queen of Rivers is Dying

  Oil tar sands, and other pollutants, are destroying the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf Coast. We’ve heard so much about oil tar sands; it is hard not to become numb to it. Let me try to explain what the Mississippi River means so it resonates in our hearts, minds and souls; we

Solar Power

I wrote this article about two years ago as a school project. There have been some changes since then. I will put any updates in brackets as I go. This article deals mainly with solar power in Arizona. Around the country people flip a switch or turn a knob to supply power to their lights

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