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US wildfires not getting much corporate media coverage

Seemorerocks : "Unusually bad wildfires have been blazing in the Western United States, leaving areas across Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Wyoming choking on harmful levels of smoke and shrouded in a cloudy haze."

Human grain supply sensitive to temperature rise

Seemorerocks: "Increased temperatures from climate change will reduce yields of the four crops humans depend on most—wheat, rice, corn and soybeans—and the losses have already begun, according to a new meta-study by an internationalShow More Summary

Here are the numbers on exponential temperature rise

Arctic News:: "How much could temperatures rise? As the image shows, a rise of more than 10°C (18°F) could take place, resulting in mass extinction of many species, including humans."

Thousands without power in Boyle Heights, other LA neighborhoods amid intense heat

abc7.com: "BOYLE HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Thousands of people in Boyle Heights and surrounding Los Angeles neighborhoods were without power Wednesday afternoon amid an intense heat wave sweeping across the Southland."

What is Antifa?

Antifa is a name adopted by police in several countries as a cover for provocateur activities. When there is a protest, they dress up in black and throw objects or set cars on fire, or break windows.This is a very important police task. Show More Summary

Supplying Lithium for the Electric Revolution Is Getting Harder

Bloomberg: "Producers everywhere have struggled to keep up with demand as electric cars went from almost no sales a decade ago to more than half a million vehicles last year. The battery in a Model S from Musk’s Tesla Inc. uses about 45 kilograms (100 pounds) of lithium carbonate. Show More Summary

Guy McPherson leaving the public stage?

Nature Bats Last: "I doubt indifference can be overcome with additional education. The abundant evidence indicating the near-term extinction of our favorite species is widely available. Yet very few people have responded in any way, suggesting that few are impacted by evidence. Show More Summary

ArcticTemperature Rise

Arctic News:: "How much could temperatures rise by 2026? The above image shows how a rise of 10°C (18°F) could occur by the year 2026, based on temperature anomalies from 1750 for February and on progressive growth of warming elements. The image below shows the same rise in another way."

What is the true cost of cars and sprawl

Those infants with acute malnutrition at #alSabeen Hospital in Sanaa, #Yemen taken by Maad alZikry.February 8,2017. pic.twitter.com/XKEEKgjESq — AEJ ???? ????????????? (@AEJKhalil) August 15, 2017Energy is needed for life. But in our current system, energy is wasted by an inefficient auto-and-sprawl (autosprawl) system.Waste generates profits. Show More Summary

Methane release is faster than expected

EurekAlert! Science News: "The rate of vertical degradation of subsea permafrost in the East Siberian Arctic Shelf (ESAS) is 18 cm a year over the past 30 years, which is greater than previously thought. Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic...Show More Summary

World GDP in current US dollars peaked in 2014

Our Finite World : "What has been concerning for the last couple of years is that World GDP on this basis is no longer growing robustly. In fact, it may even have started shrinking, with 2014 being the peak year."

How, and how soon we will go extinct

Nature Bats Last : "The Great Dying wiped out at least 90% of the species on Earth due to an abrupt rise in global-average temperature about 252 million years ago. The vast majority of complex life became extinct. Based on information...Show More Summary

Arctic sea ice may well be gone by September 2017

Arctic News: : "The low sea ice volume means that there is very little sea ice left to act as a buffer this year. Therefore, a huge amount of heat will not be able to be consumed this year in the process of melting ice and will instead speed up warming of water of the Arctic Ocean. Show More Summary

The slow warming of the oceans guarantees our end

On Being: "The warming is not immediate. Delays are built into the system: there are different forms of inertia here. The air warms first, then the land, then surface winds mix the shallow surface layer of the sea and finally the abyssal reaches of the ocean. Show More Summary

Stranded in our own communities: Transit deserts make it hard for people to find jobs and stay healthy

San Francisco Chronicle: "This is a large-scale problem. In San Antonio, the seventh-largest U.S. city by population, some 334,530 people – nearly one-fourth of the population – need access to public transportation in a city that doesn’t even have rail service. Show More Summary

Corporate US knew and lied about #climate. Big surprise.

eneryandpolicy : "Scientists had begun to warn electric utilities about climate change by 1968, and by 1988 the industry’s official research and development organization had acknowledged that, “There is growing consensus in the scientific...Show More Summary

The Next Financial Crisis Is Not Far Away

Our Finite World: "In fact, affordability is the key issue. When the world economy is stimulated by more debt, only a small part of this additional debt makes its way back to the wages of non-elite workers. With greater global competition in wages, the wages of these workers tend to stay low. Show More Summary

Capitalism and overpopulation

Yemen's cholera epidemic is the worst on record, with more than 360,000 suspected cases: @Oxfam https://t.co/rNp6Rj15FQ pic.twitter.com/1IJPU9zaSK — Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) July 21, 2017 It may seem confusing that capitalism is always pushing for more babies, but at the same time allows starvation and disease.People are just another resource. Show More Summary

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