In May-June 1992, this correspondent was jammed cheek to jowl with 30,000 greenies in a global mosh pit known as the United Nations Earth Summit. From that initial event in Rio de Janeiro — and its successors — has flowed a deluge of treaties, conventions, and proposed regimes to regulate (i.e., to control) all human life and activity on our planet.

More than a few conscientious scientists are trying to call "Whoa!" to the "herd of independent minds" that is using the issue of "climate change" to urge a stampede to legislation putting unprecedented controls in the hands of government to control climate, which is a broad field, indeed.

icebergScientists are shocked by a massive iceberg floating into waters near the Australian Island of Macquarie. New Zealand's Otago Daily Times reports that satellites have located the iceberg more than 12 miles north of Macquarie and headed toward currents that could draw it closer to New Zealand or out into the Pacific Ocean. The giant floating slab of ice, first sighted last week south of the sub-antarctic island, measures 2,300 feet long and 1,148 feet deep, as reported by Sky News.

Apparently, the Senate will not be voting on “cap and trade” any time soon, and all UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon can do about it is tap his foot impatiently and complain to the media.

Bloggers who review products online are about to be hit with onerous new Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regulations supposedly designed to foster transparency. If bloggers fail to reveal that their review copy was provided free of charge, or that some other compensation was received, they could face fines and other penalties.

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