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The 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines

23 May 2017

Pinatubo eruption from Clark Air Base, Richard P. Hoblitt The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines on 12th-16th June  1991 was the second-largest terrestrial eruption of the 20th century, exceeded only by the 1912 eruption of Novarupta in the Alaska Peninsula. It produced the largest [read more]

China’s Belt and Road Initiative still pushing coal

16 May 2017

Feng Hao Officials and leaders from over 110 countries gather[ed] in Beijing on May 14-15 [2017] for the first ever Belt and Road Forum. China’s ambitious attempt to boost economic growth across a vast area stretching from its southeast coast all the way to Africa is known as the Belt and Road [read more]

WHO responds to resurgent cholera in Yemen

15 May 2017

11 May 2017, Sana’a, Yemen — The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are responding to an upsurge in cholera transmission in several parts of Yemen that has claimed 51 lives and caused around 2752 suspected cases since 27 April 2017. WHO has rapidly distributed medicines and medical [read more]

The United States: A Country on its Own

10 April 2017

By 2008 the United States was the only major country not to have signed the Kyoto Agreement on limiting climate change.  As Kevin Phillips points out, many Americans have no reason to concern themselves with the long-term future, as 40% of American Christians expect the biblical prophecies of [read more]

Oil: A Profitable Business

10 April 2017

In 2008 ExxonMobil announced that had beat its own record for the highest profit ever recorded by a U.S. company, making US$40.6 billion in 2007; and that its sales, were over US$404 billion, which “exceeded the gross domestic product of all but the 24 richest countries in the world”.[1]  [read more]

Denial Literature and Corporate Attitudes

10 April 2017

There have also been a number of books which suggest that the scientific consensus, including the IPCC reports, on climate change are mistaken and that changes in global temperatures are due to other factors, for example changes in solar energy received on Earth.  In June 2008 the best-selling [read more]

The Attitude of George W Bush’s Administration

10 April 2017

ExxonMobil has not been the only American organization which has questioned the scientific consensus on climate change, and members of George W Bush’s administration were been prepared to edit scientific reports.  The New York Times reported in 2005 that, Philip A. Cooney, “a White House [read more]

The Role of ExxonMobil

10 April 2017

There are many groups which promote a different view from that of the IPCC and of the scientific community, and a number of these groups are commercially funded by energy companies and others with a strong commercial interest in denial.  One of the most important statements of the dangers of [read more]
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