Why Hardly Anyone Dies From a Drug Overdose in Portugal
Portugal decriminalised the use of all drugs in 2001. Weed, cocaine, heroin, you name it — Portugal decided to treat possession and use of small quantities of these drugs as a public health issue, not a criminal one.
In the fall of 2013 and early 2014, we started to notice a big, almost-circular mass of water that just didn’t cool as much as usual. By spring of 2014, it was warmer than we had ever seen it for that time of year
Syria’s million-strong Druze minority forced into a no-win choice to secure its survival. The Druze are a secretive Islamic sect that number about 700,000 in Syria, 215,000 in Lebanon, and 140,000 in Israel.
UN Suggests Top Officials Sanctioned Israel’s War Crimes Against Gaza
During a single attack on a residential building, 742 people lost their lives, while “at least 142 families lost three or more members.” During the 51-day war, 6,000 airstrikes and approximately 50,000 tank and artillery shells killed 1,462 Palestinian civilians, one third of them children.
The planet is entering a “sixth great extinction” that even the most conservative estimates show is killing off species at rates 100 times higher than it would have been without impact of human activity.
12 Signs That The US And China Are Moving Toward War
The Chinese are working feverishly to develop new offensive weapons systems that would only be used in such a war. We are moving in that direction. And this is how wars typically happen as events build up over time.
if the sanctions are continued, Germany would lose 465,000 jobs, Italy 215,000 jobs, Spain 160,000 jobs and France 145,000 jobs, and the UK 110,000 jobs.Tit-for-tat retaliations by Russia are another part of the explanation for the negative economic impact.
Not ‘If’ But ‘How’: New Study Shows Why All Extreme Weather Is Climate Related
The environment in which all weather events occur is not what it used to be. All storms, without exception, are different. Even if most of them look just like the ones we used to have, they are not the same
Near-term “acute disruption to the global food supply.”
The global food system is “under chronic pressure to meet an ever-rising demand, and its vulnerability to acute disruptions is compounded by factors such as climate change, water stress and heightening political instability.”
First Five Months of 2015 Hottest on Record; El Nino is Still Ramping Up
These temperatures are 1.05 degrees Celsius above 1880s. They exceed maximum Holocene values making current warming similar to the Eemian of 150,000 years ago. This pace of greenhouse gas accumulation has never been seen in all the Earth’s deep history.
What Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen and Iran’s Regional Strategy Are Really About
Riyadh’s war in Yemen marks a dramatic escalation in its efforts to roll back Iran’s rising influence in the Middle East. A strategy fuels a new Saudi-Iranian or Sunni’-Shi’a “Cold War” in the Middle East.
Australia’s global reputation has taken another drubbing, with reports far and wide that have highlight ‘bribery’, ‘democracy undermined’, ‘abandonment of good government’ and ‘Australia plumbing new depths’.