'Green shackles'

Environment | A charismatic skeptic of global warming is out to expose the new shade of tyranny
by Mark Bergin
Posted 5/17/08, 12:00 am

Climate-change alarmism has its Al Gore and Hollywood activists, characters whose appeal and personas transcend the issue to popularize green behavior. But where are the personalities of global warming skepticism? Outside the voices of conservative talk radio, whose scope of influence rarely extends beyond a static niche, the call for cool-headed environmental policy lacks star power.

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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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