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Propaganda scuttles action in Copenhagen by Jenny Tuazon
December 17, 2009, 11:34 am
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The average global temperature increase of human industrialism, caused primarily by the burning of coal and oil and secondly by the destruction of the world’s carbon capturing forests. Note that short term fluctuations — up or down — do not significantly change the modern warming trend.

“There are many true things that are not useful for the vulgar crowd to know; and certain things, which although they are false it is expedient for the people to believe otherwise.”

– Augustine of Hippo, City of God, 426 A.D.

Car salesmen and burger tycoons have sabotaged the most important decision of our generation.

As the highly-anticipated Copenhagen climate summit limps towards indecision, the largest money-making corporations on the planet privately celebrate their ability to undermine science and hijack the international political process.

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HAPPY BIRDAY! by Chuck Baclagon
December 7, 2006, 4:40 am
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Hello from Laos. This is a belated birthday greeting (almost two months past but not late — I did greet my good friend…) and also a strange title, but I think it would have been sillier to use “Peeking at Pecking” as the lead to a post about bird watching. This is about the 8th birthday of Amaranna, perpetually eight years old, which she celebrated last October in style and with lots of color — by hiking to Mt. Makiling on her big day with a group of friends and watching birds!

Here’s a good take on a great birthday idea, which can also be a reminder of what we stand to lose if the climate continues to go awry. And the list of things to lose, as far as birds in a small, particular place is concerned, is long, as you will see towards the end of Amaranna’s post. Can anyone tell me what the local names of the birds are listed at the end of this post? But here’s excerpts from Amaranna’s musings first… A couple of weeks after Milenyo (international code name: Xangsane) hit the Philippines, she and her friends decided to visit Mt. Makiling, curious about the effects of the typhoon on this birding haven.

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The best solution? by Chuck Baclagon
November 28, 2006, 4:48 am
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As I was flying to the expensively heated grounds of Singapore, captivated by Time Magazine’s Science vs Religion feature, I came across the magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year. Well, do I have to mention the overtly famous YouTube as the number one discovery? Lets not act surprised here. Amongst the new toys and transportations, the things that caught my attention were the hug-stimulating shirt, the floating bed, the appealing flexible flat lights and the hospital-helping robot, but I found the power saving knick-knacks, highlighted in the article, the most stirring of all. Continue reading