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An inconvenient winter

Environment | Record colds from North America to Baghdad reveal a double standard in global-warming alarmism
by Mark Bergin
Posted 3/22/08, 12:00 am

A chorus of "I-told-you-so" has echoed daily across conservative talk radio stations since last month when data emerged from the four leading trackers of global temperature to reveal marked cooling over the past year-enough cooling effectively to erase the one-degree (Celsius) rise over the past century that has sparked so much public consternation about climate change.

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Disaster 24/7?

Environment | Some relief groups are diverting resources from helping the needy to climate change
by Mark Bergin
Posted 2/09/08, 12:00 am

For almost three decades Mercy Corps has mastered the business of relieving the needs of disaster victims and suffering societies worldwide. Floods, earthquakes, poverty, famine-the organization responds to crises on the ground with swift and efficient work that produces immediate, tangible, and donor-satisfying results. When displaced people groups are without homes, Mercy Corps builds shelters. When disease ravages the world's poorest regions, Mercy Corps provides health care.

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Stealth Kyoto

Environment | A national environmental group is quietly reshaping American policy on climate change-one gulible state at a time
by Mark Bergin
Posted 12/22/07, 12:00 am

President George W. Bush has consistently opposed federal caps on greenhouse-gas emissions, a policy position many environmentalists say contributes to global warming and is an embarrassment to the United States around the world. But Bush is not the country's only politician with executive power. State governors are increasingly taking the matter of climate change into their own hands, many pushing legislation that mirrors the international Kyoto Protocol-the very kind of top-down restrictions Bush rejects.

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