Environment

McGowin Park Shopping Center violates the basic principles…

McGowin Park Shopping Center violates the basic principles…

February 7, 2015 To: Mayor Sandy Stimpson Cc: Bess Rich Fred Richardson City Council Gina Gregory C.J. Small City Council 3 Levon Manzie City Council 2 and 2 more… Bcc: and 91 more… “Now it’s up to my administration to make sure we help this project in an expeditious way,” Stimpson said. He added that the administration wants to make sure it stays ahead of any problems. “It’s just more opportunities for Mobilians to get jobs. With this growth, it creates opportunity,” Mayor Stimpson said. He said he does not have the exact number of jobs the construction work and retail stores will create. — July 25, 2014 Mayor, You might want to read this publication (How to make a city great by McKinsey & Company)...

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Red Snapper fishing — states’ rights?

Red Snapper fishing — states’ rights?

December 6, 2014 Red Snapper fishing — states’ rights? By Ted Burnett Hearings were held on Thursday, in Congress, regarding Alabama’s red snapper population, the role of the federal government in determining the size of the population, the length of the state’s fishing season and how much was caught. The following are two links. The first is a story from Congressman Byrne’s website about the testimony given in the hearing and the second is a story from the WWF regarding unsustainable fishing, worldwide. I’m not a red snapper fisherman nor am I an expert on this subject, but those of us who grew up on the Gulf Coast fishing, shrimping, crabbing or oystering in these same waters have come to see the haul get smaller as the effort, the...

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At the heart of climate change

Introduction Last year, I added the faculties from three top-ranked medical schools – Harvard, Penn and Johns Hopkins to my audience.  Having an awareness of the reputation of Harvard’s School of Public Health, I told myself that I would one day return and add this graduate school, as well.  In October 2012, I did just that, as well as, adding two other top schools – Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Public Health. Enjoy! Ted P > 14,500  Note: The following essay, At the Heart of Climate Change, made its debut on The Huffington Post, on November 12, 2012.  This piece was written in response to an essay by Arianna Huffington that appeared on Linkedin. November...

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Part II — Are We Destroying Mother Earth?

January 4, 2008 The attached document is a copy of a letter that I received last week from United States Senator Richard Shelby’s office (AL-R) in response to my brief statement on man’s undeniably negative impact on the environment and on the world’s oceans. In early December, my reply was originally sent to The Wall Street Journal after reading an editorial questioning the science behind climate change and Al Gore’s Nobel Prize. My comments pointed to man’s current destruction to our oceans through runoff pollution, erosion, over-harvesting of fish, and dead and dying coral reefs as proof to man’s ability to harm our world. My words can be read in their entirety by clicking on the following link:...

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Are We Destroying Mother Earth?

Note: The following are two items that I want to share with you. The first one is a link of an editorial titled “The Science of Gore’s Nobel” that first appeared on December 5, 2007 in The Wall Street Journal by Mr. Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., a member of the newspaper’s editorial board and the second item is my short response to Mr. Jenkins’ essay. Article URL: http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/hjenkins/?110010947To: Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., Re: The Science of Gore’s Nobel So the argument of whether man is causing global warming or not continues to rage on after some twenty years of campaigning by environmentalists and the likes of Al Gore. To some — the proof is “in” and overwhelming while to others they continue to see no significant changes in the...

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