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Dr. T. P. Wilkinson – My Name is Nobody: Religious Fanaticism is a Western Tradition

http://www.globalresearch.ca/my-name-is-nobody-religious-fanaticism-is-a-western-tradition/5477826 Amidst all the handwringing across the political spectrum, commentators of every type decry the deplorable conditions that prevail in the parts of the world that have been under attack by the US, NATO, and the historic colonial powers of Europe: Britain and France. That is to say the actions for which the wealthiest countries on Earth, concentrated in the …

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Catherine Gautier – El Niño – What It Will Bring This Year and How It Could Change With Global Warming

As the summer ends, heat is dominating the meteorological landscape, with the warmest month ever recorded and the drought continuing unabated in California. At the same time, it is clear that an El Niño is building that is expected to culminate in the fall and last until the winter, with the possibility of it becoming a “mega” El Niño. The …

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Reynard Loki – How the New Extreme Hurricane Situation Fuels Our Obsession with Disruptive Weather

Last Monday, news of three major hurricanes was trending on Facebook. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) kept a growing number of online storm chasers informed with updates [3] on the progress of Ignacio, Jimena and Kilo as they moved across the Pacific. Never before have three Category 4 hurricanes been active in the central and eastern Pacific basins …

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Kelly Ann Thomas – No One Mentions the F Word, Fukushima: The Die-Off of Marine and Animal Life in the North Pacific Ocean. Scientists Refuse to Admit it

What the articles below show is that no scientist has an excuse, as the information has been there from the beginning of this catastrophe. It’s incredulous that they wouldn’t have found these articles just doing their own research into the mass deaths of whales, dolphins, seals, starfish, birds…. That they didn’t shows they knew the truth all along. No competent …

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Deirdre Fulton – Experts Warn Climate Change is ‘Changing the Contours’ of World’s Oceans

As climate change continues to put ocean ecosystems and the communities that rely upon them at risk, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) this week outlined a new “Climate Science Strategy” meant to increase fisheries’ resilience against global warming. “NOAA just announced that for the globe the month of July—and actually, the entire year so far—was the warmest ever recorded, …

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Brian Merchant – By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by a swarm of comparatively tiny, fleshy mammals. But humans are indeed remaking the ocean, in almost every conceivable way. The ocean we …

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Eric Holthaus – The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state’s Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit during the …

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Eric Holthaus – The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here

Historians may look to 2015 as the year when shit really started hitting the fan. Some snapshots: In just the past few months, record-setting heat waves in Pakistan and India each killed more than 1,000 people. In Washington state’s Olympic National Park, the rainforest caught fire for the first time in living memory. London reached 98 degrees Fahrenheit during the …

You call this stewardship of Earth? BY ALLEN ARMSTRONG AND IRIS SANGIOVANNI

This column is a collaboration between a retired engineer and a university student regarding our perceptions of climate change. Allen Armstrong: As a 75-year-old grandfather, I represent the latest generation responsible for the Earth as it is, to be passed down to Iris, a 20-year-old student, and, later, to the generation of my grandchildren. What sort of stewards have we …

Fukushima

Officials: Much of Pacific Ocean threatened by Fukushima releases, an area covering 1/3 of globe — US: “States in region understandably concerned for safety”… “Urgent need” to assess impact on food, water — IAEA begins testing around Pacific

Marshall Islands Journal, Jul 18, 2014 (emphasis added): Seawater check for radioactivity… the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited the Marshall Islands earlier this month to train local officials to sample seawater for radioactive cesium… the IAEA Project [is] called “Marine benchmark study on the possible impact of the Fukushima radioactive releases in the Asia-Pacific Region.”… During a field exercise on July …