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Climate Change: Don’t read this if you don’t want to know how bad it is

Abrupt Climate Change forced by 30 some odd self reinforcing feedback loops is making it possible to observe what was projected by the IPCC to occur by the end of the century now. You may have missed this news as there is a lot going on with the Donald. Methane Hydrate releases in the arctic as warned of by Sam Carana …

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Akshat Rahti – Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut. We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food is an intricate one. It involves hundreds of millions of neurons …

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The Gary Null Show – 08.07.15

John Michael Greer is one of America’s most insightful historical philosophers, a futurist and independent scholar, environmentalist, expert in energy and peak oil studies, and a novelist. He is also the Archdruid of the Ancient Order of Druids in America. His analysis of the rise and fall of civilizations and the limits of technology and the idea of progress have been recommended by numerous peer-reviewed journals and magazines. The Futurist magazine has called his portrayal of the rise and collapse of civilization as one of the more realistic analysis one can find. John is regarded as one of the most influential figures in the peak oil community. His blog, the Archdruid Report, is widely read for his commentaries on nature, spirituality, sustainable culture, and critiques of postmodern industrial civilization. He has published over 20 books. His most recent is “After Progress; Reason and Religion at the End of the Industrial Age,” and his website isTheArchDruidReport.blogspot.com

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Leading climate scientist: Future is bleaker than we thought

Highly speculative. Full of conjecture. Based on flimsy evidence. Not supported by mainstream science. Not peer reviewed. Not suitable for basing policy on. It sounds like climate scientists are talking about the claims of climate deniers. But this time they are talking about a 23 July discussion paper by James Hansen, the most famous and respected climate scientist on the planet. …

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John Scales Avery – The Need For A New Economic System; part 2

Part 1 of this series of articles documented the world’s urgent need for a reformed economic system. Here are a few more links that underline the pressing need for change. We urgently need to shift quickly from fossil fuels to renewable energy if we are to avoid a tipping point after which human efforts to avoid catastrophic climate change will …

HOW ANTI-GAY PREJUDICE CUTS LIFE EXPECTANCY

In the first study to look at the consequences of anti-gay prejudice for mortality, researchers found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) individuals who lived in communities with high levels of anti-gay prejudice have a shorter life expectancy of 12 years on average compared with their peers in the least prejudiced communities. “The results of this study suggest a broadening …