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Scientific Evidence Shows Secondhand Smoke Is No Danger

July 8, 2008

by Jerome Arnett, Jr., M.D.
Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) is an unpleasant experience for many nonsmokers, and for decades was considered a nuisance. But the idea that it might actually cause disease in nonsmokers has been around only since the 1970s.

Recent surveys show more ...

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G8 Agrees to Cut Carbon Emissions by Half

G8 Agrees to Cut Carbon Emissions by Half

July 8, 2008
By Kurt Achin
Rusutsu, Japan
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Leaders of the world's advanced economies have committed to a long-term goal of slashing their emissions of carbon blamed for global warming.  Officials say the plan is a first step toward building consensus but activist groups and at least one ...

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Going Down: Death Rates Due to Extreme Weather Events

Going Down: Death Rates Due to Extreme Weather Events

July 5, 2008
Anthony Watts

During our discussion of the preposterous news story from Pravda, claiming this headline: "Earth begins to kill people for changing its climate" a scientist dropped in to provide us some insight into his latest paper. It was highly relevant at the time since one of ...

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World Entering a Danger Zone as Food Prices Soar-Biofuels to Blame


July 5, 2008

After reading reports and news from the World Bank and AFP news, it appears that Biofuels have fueled the skyrocketing costs of food world-wide.  Biofuels along with other factors have created a man-made catastrophe in the near future unless quick action is taken. Here follows the World ...

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Where is The Evidence Man-Made Co2 Causes Climate Change?

Where is The Evidence Man-Made Co2 Causes Climate Change?

July 4, 2008
There is no evidence man-made CO2 causes climate change
Dr Kelvin Kemm
from Engineering News Online
During 2008, have we seen many stories in the newspapers about 2007 being particularly warm as a result of global warming? During 2006, the doomsters were predicting that 2007 would be ...

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Energy Prices and Change in Consumer Behavior

July 3, 2008
by Vinod Dar
Managing Director, Dar & Company
The rate of change of oil prices rather than its present level of about $150/bbl has a greater influence on consumer behaviour. Consumers respond to the shock of the new , as they do when vanity or health are shocked and they start a new ...

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Pressure on the Global System and the Saudi Release Valve

Pressure on the Global System and the Saudi Release Valve

July 1, 2008
Geopolitical Diary: Stratfor
The Europeans have reported that inflation has risen to 4 percent on an annualized basis. In historical terms (think the 1970s), this isn’t much. It is, however, the largest increase since the creation of the European Central Bank (ECB). The ECB has a ...

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Warning of Global Cooling and More News

July 1, 2008
Marc Morano
Weekly Round Up
Warning of Global COOLING – Climate Fears a ‘Fraud’ – Newsweek’s Silliness – Arctic Ice Scare Slapped Down – Round up
Australian astronomical Society warns of global COOLING as Sun's activity 'significantly diminishes'
[ See also: Sun: Still quiet, over ...

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Evening News Potrays $7 Gas as Positive

6/27/2008
By Jeff Poor
Business & Media Institute
 
CBS reporter finds favorable aspects of expensive fuel: less traffic congestion and a happy global warming activist.

Expensive gas isn’t so bad to the “CBS Evening News,” as long as it promotes a liberal political agenda that makes the United ...

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