We’re three metres from the iceberg and we have been asked if we’re going to go right or left. Either way we’re going to hit the iceberg
The Climate Deception Dossiers
Internal fossil fuel industry memos reveal a deliberate campaign to deceive the public that continues even today. Containing 85 internal memos totaling more than 330 pages, the seven dossiers reveal a range of deceptive tactics deployed by the fossil fuel industry. These include forged letters to Congress, secret funding of a supposedly independent scientist, the creation of fake grassroots organizations, multiple efforts to deliberately manufacture uncertainty about climate science, and more.
Exxon knew of climate change in 1981 – but it funded deniers for 27 more years
A newly unearthed missive from Lenny Bernstein, a climate expert with the oil firm for 30 years, shows concerns over high presence of carbon dioxide in enormous gas field in south-east Asia factored into decision not to tap it
Big Oil Knew. Big Oil Lied. And Planet Earth Got Fried.
Leading oil giants such as ExxonMobil, BP, and Shell—just like tobacco companies who buried and denied the threat of cancer for smokers—knew about the dangers of global warming and the role of carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions long before the public received warning from the broader scientific community. And what’s worse, of course, is not only that they knew—but how they have spent the last nearly thirty years actively denying the damage they were causing to the planet and its inhabitants.
This is the ANNUAL tally, that sharply INCREASED with the signing of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997. SO???? !!!!!! Are climate negotiations just a smoke screen?
South Carolina blaze brings tally of recent black church fires to seven
Since a young white man shot nine black people in the Emanuel AME church on 17 June, at least six predominantly African American churches in the south have been set ablaze. The fire at Mount Zion brings that tally to at least seven.
Oligarchs and Vigilantes Take Over Public Safety in a Big City
In Detroit, safety is a privilege enjoyed by the white and wealthy. In the black neighborhoods, public safety has been sacrificed to the gods of austerity. With the city government too poor provide basic security, safety has become a private commodity.
The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cubic yards of debris to spill into the ocean
Iran deploys new long-range radar days ahead of nuclear talks deadline:
Iran is building up its air defense systems and particularly the ability to detect enemy aircraft as the US and Israel maintain that they could use military force to prevent Tehran from obtaining nuclear capability.
Da’ish is paying an average of $300 a month, promising two days off each week to visit one’s family, cash bonuses for marriage and one-time child subsidies of $400 per child. Whereas UNWRA has just reduced monthly cash for food stipends to $30 per month. One can imagine what some of the camp residents are thinking: which horse is the best bet for an improved life?
Professor Wadhams, the East Siberian Sea is a lurking monster. The effect of a methane outbreak could be as catastrophic as an asteroid collision. The amount of warming would be immediate and large. The probability is about 50%. The ramifications are profound.
The jet stream used to act as a barrier, keeping cold air in the Arctic and keeping temperate air in the temperate zone. As the jet stream fractures, more extreme weather – including more intense heatwaves – can be expected.
China avoided the global recession after the 2008 crash by opening the credit taps and embarking on the largest spending spree on infrastructure the world has ever seen. But capitalist economies cannot avoid recessions forever.
Greek Government Approves Brutal Austerity Measures In Proposal To EU
Greece’s Syriza-led government agreed to a massive new €13 billion (US$14.34 billion) package of austerity measures yesterday evening, less than a week after Sunday’s landslide “no” vote in a referendum on European Union (EU) austerity.