Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

Worse, Worst and Worsest News About Global Warming

by Mark Kneubuhl – (December 3, 2012)  In Al Gore’s 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, climate change scenarios seemed to be about as bad as one could imagine.  But shortly after its publication, science tempered Gore’s worst case scenario... Read more

Conservation: What is it and how does it impact rainforests?

By Marie Brown Conservation is one of the primary buzzwords in the environmental movement. However, what does conservation really mean in the sense of environmental protection? In short, conservation means the human inclination to defend any or all individual species, habitats,... Read more

Fracking With Faith

by the Fam – (June 24, 2012)  What do God and fracking have in common? The belief in God is based on faith that fills in where facts are sparse. The practice of “safe” Fracking, on the massive scale... Read more

Can We Have The Future We Want?

Opinion by Mark Kneubuhl – (June 23, 2012)  Twenty years have passed since the first International Environmental Conference in Rio de Janeiro. That event served its purpose well in bringing environmental and social issues to a global stage and... Read more

The Race to Greenland’s Minerals

By John Acher and Mette Fraende – (June 22, 2012)  Chinese President Hu Jintao’s three-day visit to Denmark (last week) may ostensibly have been about signing billions worth of business deals, but a stake in Greenland’s huge mineral wealth may have... Read more

Oil Began to Flow, 35 Years Ago…

Source: History Channel- (June 20, 1977- June 20, 2012)  Thirty-five years ago today, and with a flip of a switch in Prudhoe Bay, crude oil from the nation’s largest oil field begins flowing south down the trans-Alaska pipeline to the... Read more

How Economists Size-up a Pizza

By Newsbyrd Staff- (June 10, 2012) On cable news programs we often watch two experts making two radically opposing arguments for any given topic.  Where the economy is concerned, we should keep in mind the founding principles –which are not usually... Read more

Representative Government or Paid Representation?

By Mark Kneubuhl – (May 29, 2012)  Once again, our form of representative government in the US is not working.  Case in point: Defense spending and the budget.  While both liberals and conservatives continue to widen the ideology gap... Read more

The Climate Change Hoax, Hoax (Part 1)

By William Thomas – (May 29, 2012)  Thanks to an outspoken American Senator, the world is being set straight on climate change. Working tirelessly to block Al Gore’s Capitol Hill celebration as part of a seven-continent “Live Earth” concert... Read more

The Congress and the Chicken Coop

Op-ed by Mark Kneubuhl – (May 27, 2012)  In reference to the economy, the political use of the words, sustainable growth is starting to turn my stomach; having become a buzz-word that is used irresponsibly by politicians while force-feeding... Read more