Resilient infrastructure solutions for climate change

Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate; edited by J. Rolf Olsen, Ph.D.

The IPCC has warned the public time and again that the world is heading towards a warming climate with rising oceans. Current projections are between 2-4 °C provided that positive feedback loops do not lead towards uncontrollable warming.  Russian scientists are exploring the phenomenon of methane clathrates, a scenario in which methane locked in frozen solids begins to melt or […]

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Last hours of humanity: nuclear radiation feeding superstorms

@ara_to1 before hagabis landfall

Very strange weather — weather pattern disruptions and anomalies— has intensified over the past decade. Although it is taboo to explore the subject (research into the devastating effects of nuclear radiation tend to be either grotesquely conducted, or underfunded and top-secret), there is a nagging suspicion that the four nuclear reactor meltdowns at Fukushima from March 11, 2011 is amplifying […]

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Yang2020: Humanity First

Yang at Iowa Town Hall

Mr. Yang, a self-made entrepreneur, appears to be a fresh face on the political scene. Only 44 years old, he is the founder of a training camp for startups called Venture for America. So far, as presidential candidate, he is best known for proposing a Universal Basic Income (UBI), a basic wage for all Americans of $1000 per month. The […]

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Why humans will not survive mass extinction

Tianti store calendar 2017

According to scientists from around the world, the next mass extinction is already underway. Unlike previous ones, this mass extinction will likely be unique in that it was enabled by the smartest creatures on the planet: Homo Sapiens. We will never be able to face down that we are to blame for the planet’s health and environmental destruction. At this […]

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Amazon more threat than China to US

Amazon fulfillment center in Spain

For most consumers, especially those enrolled with Amazon Prime, Amazon.com represents unimaginable convenience. Books, drugs, clothing, electronics, and now even grocery are delivered within one-day with the click of a button. What can be wrong with that? Many things if we are to believe independent analysts and think-tanks. Here is how the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) describes the phenomenon […]

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D.C. Circulator #FairShot: Zero-emissions and no-cost rides

What gives?

(Washington, DC) – Since February the D.C. Circulator has been free for all riders. Partially as a response to the government shutdown, the Mayor extended the free ridership throughout the month of March. The Circulator began as a private-public bus system to fill the gap in buses traveling to popular destinations. Over the years, the shuttle bus evolved into a […]

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Iran: 40 years since the shah, human ecology practical plan

Irrigations systems, Iran

Limited cultural freedom, western sanctions In February, Iran is celebrating its 40th anniversary since independence. For Iran, independence has been a mixed success. Between 1953 and 1978, it was effectively ruled by a sovereign monarch. The state is presently dominated by clerics beginning with Ruhollah Khomeini, a radical Muslim cleric, in 1979. While the clerics supported an Islamic Revolution, its […]

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Shutdown part of growing assault on government solvency by conservatives

Safety compromised when DOT stays home

The 116th Congress convened in January 3, 2019, but so far there is little indication that the government shutdown is over. If anything, spending bills are continuing to be approved piecemeal. With funding for a few months at a time, negotiations are critical. On December 22, 2018, the U.S. government shutdown officially began due to failure in passage of a […]

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A Better World: The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

Community Gardens Cuba

What if the world oil supply were suddenly drastically reduced? What if due to unforseen circumstances such as foreign attack, Arab oil fields such as Ghawar Field were shut down? For Cuba, this was the impact when they were cut off from oil shipments in the 1990s. In the Soviet Union, due to Perestroika, former state companies became worthless and […]

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410 ppm carbon means global warming inescapable

June 2018 CO2 concentration in atmosphere

In Eaarth, Bill McKibbon depicts a changed planet. He describes dramatic changes taking place due to global warming. Even if a clear link to greenhouse gases is not 100% proven, the author stresses the need to recognize that our planet has changed: The planet on which our civilization evolved no longer exists. The stability that produced that civilization has vanished; […]

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Stockton UBI: What would you do with an extra $1000 per month?

Living along the riverbanks is the norm in many developing countries

A universal basic income (UBI) plan is proposed by the City of Stockton in California. It is the brainchild of Michael Tubbs, the first African-American mayor ever elected, and also its youngest. Universal Basic Income, also called Guaranteed Basic Income, is generally designed to offset the widening gap between cost of living and money earned by the poor. The Bay […]

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Part 4: Fukushima poisonous radioisotopes, tons of waste

Could Nuclear Ever Be Less Evil ??

Nuclear power plants require tons of energy, emit tons of pollutants All nuclear power plants are dangerous, so maintain grassroots organizations and activists such as the late Michael Mariotte of Nuclear Information & Resource Service (NIRS) in a Pacifica radio interview with Dr. Michio Kako about the Fukushima nuclear disaster. And at Fukushima, the levels of radiation are unprecedented…The cleanup […]

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