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« Reply #990 on: August 20, 2019, 05:59:06 AM »

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White House officials eyeing payroll tax cut in effort to reverse weakening economy

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Damian Paletta Damian Paletta Reporter covering economic policy Email Bio Follow August 19 at 4:27 PM Several senior White House officials have begun discussing whether to push for a temporary pay…


Trump is reportedly so worried about the threat of recession that he is considering reversing some of his signature China tariffs

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - The Trump administration is considering reversing some of US President Donald Trump's signature tariffs against China as one of a range of potential measures to protect a weakening US economy from re…


On Gun Violence, ‘We Need the Federal Government to Take Bold Steps’

fair.org - Janine Jackson interviewed Amnesty International USA’s Ernest Coverson about guns and human rights for the August 16, 2019, episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. Janine Jackson…


Trump again appears to back away from gun background checks

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Josh Dawsey and Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow David Nakamura David Nakamura Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow August 19 at 8:36 PM President Trump…


Brexit: Donald Tusk rejects Boris Johnson's backstop proposal – live news

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Boris Johnson is meeting the EU’s two most powerful national leaders, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron, later this week. Last night, ahead of those meetings, he released his first proposal since he …


Twitter Helped Chinese Government Promote Disinformation on Repression of Muslims

theintercept.com - Twitter helped to promote Chinese government propaganda and disinformation about the country’s controversial internment camps in the Xinjiang region, a review of the company’s advertising records rev…


Opinion | Move over, Illuminati. The conspiracy against Trump’s economy is massive.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Catherine Rampell Catherine Rampell Columnist covering economics, public policy, politics and culture Email Bio Follow Columnist August 19 at 6:48 PM When Barack Obama was president and the econom…


Trump, Cranking the Crazy to 11, Says Google Cost Him “16 Million Votes”

[url=http://www.vanityfair.com]www.vanityfair.com[/url] - Donald Trump has spent a significant portion of the past two and a half years soothing his deeply fragile ego by insisting he would have beaten Hillary Clinton in the popular vote if not for rampant …


Opinion | Netanyahu Banned Omar And Tlaib Because The Occupation Must Be Hidden To Survive

forward.com - Most establishment American Jewish leaders think Israel’s decision to bar Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting the West Bank was, in the words of The Democratic Majority for Isr…


Israel Chooses Short-Term Land Grabs Over Long-Term Legitimacy

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - The case for Israel’s legitimacy and right to exist is one that is difficult to make. Israel is a state that was created for immigrant-settlers in a country that was fully inhabited and developed. Ye…


Manifestos of Hate: What White Terrorists Have in Common

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - Writing under the title of “If the El Paso shooter had been Muslim”, Moustafa Bayoumi stated the obvious. “If the El Paso shooter had been a Muslim,” Bayoumi wrote in the British Guardian newspaper o…


How America Ended Up With a White Supremacist President

eand.co - There’s little doubt by now that America has — as the zeitgeist finally goes — a white supremacist President. Opposition leaders and journalists are both finally — finally — saying it. I want to shar…


The developing world’s water crisis has arrived

[url=http://www.asiatimes.com]www.asiatimes.com[/url] - Developing economies across Asia, Africa and South America, known as the Global South, are steadily running out of drinking water and accessing what is available is blowing a major hole in household …


Trump wants to buy Greenland. Only one-third of Americans would be willing to offer more than $12 for the island

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - Americans aren't really interested in buying Greenland unless the price tag is cheap — really cheap. President Donald Trump has expressed interest in purchasing the icy island from Denmark, according…


‘We Can’t Waste a Drop.’ India Is Running Out of Water.

[url=http://www.wsj.com]www.wsj.com[/url] - LEH, India—The Ladakh region of northern India is one of the world’s highest, driest inhabited places. For cen


Amid Homelessness Crisis, Los Angeles Restricts Living In Vehicles

[url=http://www.npr.org]www.npr.org[/url] - RVs line neighborhood streets in Los Angeles, where nearly 10,000 people live in vehicles. Along a big, commercial street in Los Angeles' North Hollywood area, near a row of empty storefronts, about …


Stem cells could regenerate organs – but only if the body won't reject them

theconversation.com - Many of the most common diseases, like heart failure, liver failure, Type 1 diabetes and Parkinson’s disease, occur when cells or whole organs fail to do their job. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if it wer…


Amid the Kale and Corn, Fears of White Supremacy at the Farmers’ Market

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Justin Williams was baking a tray of gluten-free seeded bread for the next morning’s farmers’ market when his phone buzzed. It was a friend who grows organic sprouts, nervously wo…


Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before his death

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Jeffrey Epstein signed a will just two days before he killed himself in jail, new court records show, opening a new legal front in what could be a lengthy battle over the disgraced financier’s fortun…


Could a lack of humility be at the root of what ails America?

voxpopulisphere.com - There are a lot of reasons behind the political polarization of the country and the deterioration of civic discourse. I wonder if a lack of humility is one of them. In his recent book, “The Death of …


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« Reply #991 on: August 21, 2019, 03:52:47 AM »

Doomstead Diner Daily August 21


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Corporate Media Filled With Nameless Voices Attacking Progressive Democrats

fair.org - The Democratic Party establishment wants you to know that they’re not afraid of primary challenges from the Justice Democrats—a progressive political action committee that runs progressive candidates…


Trump postpones Denmark trip after prime minister declines to sell him Greenland

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Felicia Sonmez , Felicia Sonmez National reporter on The Washington Post's breaking political news team Email Bio Follow Anne Gearan and Anne Gearan White House reporter Email Bio Follow Damian Pa…


The U.S. is nearing a deal with the Taliban. But another major threat looms in Afghanistan: The Islamic State.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - More than 60 people were killed and dozens were hurt in an explosion targeting a wedding in Kabul on Aug. 18, the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital in recent months. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Imag…


Brexit: Boris Johnson prepares to visit Berlin as minister struggles to defend his 'collaboration' jibe - live news

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Boris Johnson is making his first visit abroad as prime minister today when he visits Berlin for dinner with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. What could possibly go wrong? Well, Basil Fawlty-sty…


The Justice Department’s Disgraceful Effort to Shield Trump From Congressional Oversight

slate.com - Attorney General William Barr speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University School of Law on July 23 in New York City. On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed a d…


White House Looked Into Ways to Block Migrant Children From Going to School

[url=http://www.bloomberg.com]www.bloomberg.com[/url] - A child paints a sign during a protest rally outside the Homestead Temporary Shelter for Unaccompanied Children, in Florida. Photographer: Gaston De Cardenas/AFP via Getty Images Photographer: Gaston…


Despite rhetoric, Turkey complies with U.S. oil sanctions on Iran - Reuters

[url=http://www.reuters.com]www.reuters.com[/url] - ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) - Turkey has closed its ports to Iranian oil, fully complying with U.S. sanctions against its main supplier, despite Ankara publicly criticising the United States’ move to …


Trump Accuses Most American Jews of “Disloyalty” to Israel, Deploying Anti-Semitic Trope

theintercept.com - That group, the Republican Jewish Coalition, defended Trump on Tuesday, accusing the 79 percent of American Jews who voted for Democratic candidates in the 2018 midterms of defending “a party that pr…


Vatican invokes Cardinal George Pell's 'right to appeal' after child sexual abuse conviction upheld

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - The most senior Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of child sexual abuse, Cardinal George Pell, has lost his appeal against his conviction, but maintains he is innocent. In a brief statemen…


Some of the Country’s Worst Prisons Have Escaped Justice Department Action — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - This article was produced in partnership with the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. This story is part of an ongoing investi…


Opinion | Of course Trump backtracks on gun reform. He lacks the courage.

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Editorial Board August 20 at 7:35 PM FOR A moment, it seemed as though what was usually assumed in Washington could no longer be taken for granted. President Trump was promising “very meaningful b…


The Pentagon is building a ‘self-aware’ killer robot army fueled by social media

medium.com - This exclusive is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowd-funded investigative journalism project for the global commons This exclusive is published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowd-funded investi…


Climate Data Is Being Privatized. Will the Public Lose Out?

undark.org - People watch a wildfire in the town of Rafina, near Athens, Greece on July 23, 2018. Extreme weather events are expected to become more common as the climate changes. How do we avoid a future in whic…


The Amazon Is on Fire and the Smoke Can Be Seen from Space

[url=http://www.vice.com]www.vice.com[/url] - In the middle of the day on Monday, the sky above São Paulo, Brazil went dark. The city, along with parts of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Paraná, was blanketed by smoke from wildfires ragi…


Blood...or Soil? Fascism, Leftism, and the Coming Food Crises

abeautifulresistance.org - But of course no such revolt occurred in the 1980's, and the rural farming populations now lean right-wing. Not just right, but far-right, a situation quite similar to the rural farming populations i…


Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

blogs.scientificamerican.com - Recently, the U.K. Met Office announced a revision to the Hadley Center historical analysis of sea surface temperatures (SST), suggesting that the oceans have warmed about 0.1 degree Celsius more tha…


The Anthropocene Is a Joke

[url=http://www.theatlantic.com]www.theatlantic.com[/url] - Humans are now living in a new geological epoch of our own making: the Anthropocene. Or so we’re told. Whereas some epochs in Earth history stretch more than 40 million years, this new chapter starte…


The US won't provide flu vaccines to migrant families at border detention camps

[url=http://www.cnbc.com]www.cnbc.com[/url] - The U.S. won't be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year's flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that's killed at least three chil…


Sen. Elizabeth Warren Asks Why the Justice Department Went Easy on Big Banks — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. This …


Opinion - Israel Is Not A U.S. Ally

[url=http://www.informationclearinghouse.info]www.informationclearinghouse.info[/url] - Andrew Sullivan comments on the U.S.-Israel relationship and the role of “pro-Israel” lobbying groups in our politics in a new essay. There are several things that I think Sullivan gets wrong, but pe…


4 Emergency Supplies All Preppers Should Have in Storage

[url=http://www.doomsdaymoose.com]www.doomsdaymoose.com[/url] - Recent weather events, civil unrest and failures in distribution and services have made it clear that prepping for emergencies and disasters is important for the survival of yourself and your family.…


Why I Say that this Civilisation is Finished - Resilience

[url=http://www.resilience.org]www.resilience.org[/url] - It has been a huge privilege to be involved with Extinction Rebellion, for nearly a year now. For the first time in years I feel a growing glimmer of hope for humanity. Finally, we are seeing a mass …


Study concludes that nature benefits when more women make land management decisions

news.mongabay.com - The cause of conservation is advanced more assuredly when more women are included among the groups making land management decisions, new research finds. The study, led by researchers at the Universit…


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"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/23
« Reply #992 on: August 23, 2019, 04:13:23 AM »


Doomstead Diner Daily August 23


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Amazon on fire: 'The earth isn’t dying. It’s being killed.'

[url=http://www.treehugger.com]www.treehugger.com[/url] - The Amazon rainforest doesn't need prayers, it needs protectors. The Amazon rainforest has hit a new record – and not the good kind. With 72,843 fires detected so far this year by Brazil’s National I…


Reporting on Global Crises Like Amazon Fires, Media Need to Focus on Who’s Fighting Them

fair.org - More and more media are reporting on fires tearing through the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. There has been a marked increase in fires in Brazil concurrent with an increase in illegal—and climate-disr…


Trump has 62 percent disapproval rating in new AP poll

thehill.com - The majority of Americans in a new poll disapproves of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events i…


The Madness of King Donald

timestribuneblogs.com - Though he reigns supreme among Shakespeare‘s tragic characters, King Lear looks clear-headed and clean-living compared to President Trump. Lear’s naked Narcissism and incompetence brought him to the …


Bibles but Not Textbooks: Trump’s Tariff Exemptions Pick Winners and Losers — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. Presi…


How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. On Au…


'It's devastating'. End of GM in Ohio town as Trump fails to bring back midwest jobs

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - For years, the General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, employed 8,000 workers in the Mahoning valley. In a rust belt region that has become synonymous with industrial decline, following the closure …


The Enemy Within: Bribes Bore a Hole in the U.S. Border

[url=http://www.nytimes.com]www.nytimes.com[/url] - Homeland Security officials, acknowledging that internal corruption is a problem, have hired more internal affairs investigators, provided ethics training and started to administer polygraph tests to…


Iceland's Prime Minister To Skip Meeting With VP Mike Pence

[url=http://www.npr.org]www.npr.org[/url] - Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir speaks with the media as she arrives for an EU summit in Brussels in March. The top leader of Iceland said she will miss a visit to her tiny North Atlanti…


Notes on Inauthenticity in a Creeping Fascist Nuthouse

[url=http://www.counterpunch.org]www.counterpunch.org[/url] - Among the suggestions I would have made to the Yale philosophy professor Jason Stanley had I been an editor of his important book How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them (Random House, 2018), …


Siberia just experienced wildfires on a staggering scale. Russia is rethinking how to fight them

[url=http://www.latimes.com]www.latimes.com[/url] - Four years ago, Russia instituted a policy of letting remote forest fires burn unless it made sense economically to put them out. Environmentalists warned that the new rules would intensify Siberia’s…


White nationalists' extreme solution to the coming environmental apocalypse

theconversation.com - White nationalists around the world are appropriating the language of environmentalism. The white nationalist who allegedly massacred 22 people in El Paso in early August posted a four-page screed on…


France tries to orchestrate a no-drama G-7 summit, but Trump is the X factor

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Karen DeYoung and Karen DeYoung Associate editor and senior national security correspondent Email Bio Follow Josh Dawsey Josh Dawsey Reporter covering the White House Email Bio Follow August 22 at…


On the Front Lines of Bolsonaro’s War on the Amazon, Brazil’s Forest Communities Fight Against Climate Catastrophe

theintercept.com - The river basin at the center of Latin America called the Amazon is roughly the size of Australia. Created at the beginning of the world by a smashing of tectonic plates, it was the cradle of inland …


Amazon rainforest fires: global leaders urged to divert Brazil from 'suicide' path

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - International pressure may be the only way to stop the Brazilian government from taking a “suicide” path in the Amazon, one of the country’s most respected scientists has said, as the world’s biggest…


Russian cities are still choking under smoke from massive Siberian wildfires

[url=http://www.vox.com]www.vox.com[/url] - Russia is now on track to have a record year for wildfires as hundreds of blazes torch huge swaths of Siberia for the third month in a row after an unusually hot and dry summer left forests primed to…


Scientists Definitively Debunk the Biggest Climate Change Lie

[url=http://www.truthdig.com]www.truthdig.com[/url] - European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster than at any time in the last 2,000 years, but this …


Fires in the Amazon could be part of a doomsday scenario that sees the rainforest spewing carbon into the atmosphere and speeding up climate change even more

[url=http://www.businessinsider.com]www.businessinsider.com[/url] - The record number of fires raging across the Amazon rainforest in 2019 could be part of a doomsday "dieback" scenario in which the rainforest spews carbon into the atmosphere and speeds up climate ch…


Why is the US preparing for nuclear war with Russia and China?

[url=http://www.wsws.org]www.wsws.org[/url] - After withdrawing from the landmark Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, the United States has been barreling ahead with its preparations to fight a nuclear war with China, Russia, or both…


Leaked documents show Brazil’s Bolsonaro has grave plans for Amazon rainforest

[url=http://www.opendemocracy.net]www.opendemocracy.net[/url] - In February, ministers Gustavo Bebianno (Secretary-General of the Presidency), Ricardo Salles (Environment) and Damares Alves (Women, Family and Human Rights) traveled to Tiriós (Pará) to speak with …


Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm

theconversation.com - Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations report warned that 1 million species are threatened by extinction…


Emails Show Monsanto Orchestrated GOP Effort to Intimidate Cancer Researchers

theintercept.com - The following year, FTI Government Affairs, one of several consulting firms guiding Monsanto’s political response to the IARC decision, assisted GOP lawmakers with an effort to investigate U.S. suppo…


Poor and rich face economic loss as world warms | Climate News Network

climatenewsnetwork.net - Yet another study predicts economic loss as the world gets hotter. And the richer nations will also feel the pain. LONDON, 23 August, 2019 – By the close of the century, the United States could be mo…


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"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Doomstead Diner Daily 8/24
« Reply #993 on: Today at 03:39:24 AM »

Doomstead Diner Daily August 24


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Biarritz in lockdown as G7 summit descends on French resort

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url]- The French seaside resort of Biarritz is under lockdown by security forces ahead of the G7 summit, with more than 13,000 police as well as a special magistrates court set up to try anyone committing …


Trump retaliates in trade war by escalating tariffs on Chinese imports and demanding companies cut ties with China

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Jeff Stein , Jeff Stein Economic policy reporter Email Bio Follow Taylor Telford , Taylor Telford Reporter covering national and breaking news Email Bio Follow Gerry Shih and Gerry Shih China Corr…


Hong Kong: tens of thousands turn out to protest against new surveillance tactics

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Riot police have thrown teargas at thousands of protesters and beat many of them after a tense stand-off in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of demonstrators were holding an anti-government rally on Satu…


GOP Lobbyists Help Brazil Recruit U.S. Companies to Exploit the Amazon

theintercept.com - The crisis in the Amazon comes as Brazil is now governed by an administration openly hostile to environmental concerns and Indigenous communities. President Jair Bolsonaro, a former Army captain once…


Report Shows Corporations and Bolsonaro Teaming Up to Destroy the Amazon

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - As deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest reaches the highest level in a decade, the rainforest’s indigenous peoples and their supporters have called for action against the political and busines…


GateHouse’s Takeover of Gannett: Bad News for Journalism and the Planet

fair.org - USA Today‘s “Just the FAQs” video (8/20/19) on the Amazon fires—which promises to explain, “How does this affect our planet?”—manages to avoid ever using the words “climate” or “global warming.” (The…


WaPo Complicit in Corruption of DC Council’s Corporate ‘Concierge’

fair.org - After years of hiding in plain sight, Jack Evans’ ethical problems are suddenly a story (WJLA, 3/5/19). When the FBI came knocking on DC Councilmember Jack Evans’ door in June, it set off an earthqua…


Trump talks about serving '14 more years' as president

news.yahoo.com - Donald Trump has again mused about serving more than the legal limit of two terms as US president, during an extraordinary back and forth with reporters outside the White House. “What they’re doing, …


Analysis | Trump is flailing to blame someone, anyone, for an economy he’s increasingly anxious about

[url=http://www.washingtonpost.com]www.washingtonpost.com[/url] - By Amber Phillips Amber Phillips Reporter for The Fix covering Congress, statehouses Email Bio Follow August 23 at 1:31 PM ....My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?…


Unsealed Filings Detail Felix Sater’s Work as an Intelligence Asset, With Significant Gaps

theintercept.com - Felix Sater was among the most closely held secrets for federal prosecutors and investigators in New York for nearly a decade. Two documents unsealed today following a request by The Intercept reveal…


The Genesis and Evolution of the Jeffrey Epstein, Bill Clinton Relationship

[url=http://www.mintpressnews.com]www.mintpressnews.com[/url] - On August 10th, and for several days after, speculation swirled after it was announced that Jeffrey Epstein had been found dead in his cell. His cause of death has officially been ruled suicide by ha…


'I hereby order': Trump mocked for highly formal, meaningless decree

[url=http://www.theguardian.com]www.theguardian.com[/url] - Leaning further into a burgeoning economic war with China of his own design, Donald Trump on Friday levied a series of bizarre demands of American companies who do business in the country. They inclu…


We'd Better Retreat from the Coasts While We Still Can, Scientists Urge Amid Climate Crisis

[url=http://www.livescience.com]www.livescience.com[/url] - As many as 1 billion people are expected to be forced out of their homes by the droughts, floods, fires and famines associated with runaway climate change over the next 30 years — and they all have t…


Amazon deforestation is close to tipping point

phys.org - Deforestation of the Amazon is about to reach a threshold beyond which the region's tropical rainforest may undergo irreversible changes that transform the landscape into degraded savanna with sparse…


Sydney's water supply falling at fastest rate on record due to drought 

uk.reuters.com - SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s biggest city Sydney is running down its water supply at the fastest rate on record with dams expected to fall below half maximum capacity due to the worst drought on re…


Constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe: Framers would tell us to impeach him right now

[url=http://www.salon.com]www.salon.com[/url] - In an effort to answer these questions and many others, I recently spoke with Laurence Tribe, a leading scholar of constitutional law and the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard University. …


State Tax Breaks Rewarded Companies Connected to One Powerful Man. The Governor Just Killed Them — for Now. — ProPublica

[url=http://www.propublica.org]www.propublica.org[/url] - This article was produced in partnership with WNYC, which is a member of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProP…


If Property Rights Were Real, Climate-Destroying Companies Would Be Sued Out Of Existence | Current Affairs

[url=http://www.currentaffairs.org]www.currentaffairs.org[/url] - If I have a piece of property, and you damage my property, I can sue you. Tort law, which exists to compensate parties for harms, operates on fairly “conservative” premises: When your rights are infr…


The case for strategic and managed climate retreat

science.sciencemag.org - Faced with global warming, rising sea levels, and the climate-related extremes they intensify, the question is no longer whether some communities will retreat—moving people and assets out of harm's w…


Andrew Yang Was Absolutely Right That It's 'Too Late' Over Climate Change, NASA Scientist Says

nextshark.com - Scientists at NASA have just backed Andrew Yang on his dark but realistic climate change response from the second Democratic debate weeks ago. Immediately after the debate political pundits criticize…


From Flying Spiders to Global Warming, a Hymn for a Windswept Planet

undark.org - How easy it is to imagine weather as a force wholly imposed upon us. We shake our fists at rain on the day of an outing, at snow entombing our cars. The causes of that rain or snow are complex, invol…


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"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

 

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