Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart (NYeT) Many Americans can’t remember anything other than an economy with skyrocketing inequality.
The solution is simple – no wealth tax, no planet.
We could privatize wealth tax dividends 100% payable in a new world currency to citizens, that’s instead of (or in conjunction with) Hansen’s carbon tax dividend plan. This carbon wealth redistribution world currency can be phased in over 10 years. It is the only way to end the civil war and survive. Without common purpose, we flounder. But, what do I know?
17 States Investigate Dicamba Damage Complaints Spanning 2.5 Million Acres (Ecowatch) This is fucking huge.
Weed Killer Crisis: Scant oversight, corporate secrecy (Reuters)
When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism (The Atlantic)
Every 2nd human breath is oxygen produced by phytoplankton. We’ve lost 40% of plankton production over the past 50 years. (counterpunch.org)
100 People A Day: US Opioid Deaths Break New Record: (RT)
U.S. troops are on the ground in Yemen for offensive against al-Qaeda militants (WaPo)
The United States and the Crucifixion of Yemen (CD)
Who Will Win the Great China-India Naval War of 2020? (Foreign Policy)
India Builds Highway to Thailand to Counter China’s Silk Road (Bloomberg)
Millennials Are Killing The Oil Industry – Likely not as advertized.
Climate gloom and doom? Bring it on (The Conversation)
In Colombia, deforestation gangs run rampant (MongaBay)
Drought-Affected Trees Die from Hydraulic Failure and Carbon Starvation (Science Daily)
July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West (Climate Central)
Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Blunt Climate Report – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
Radioactive Plutonium Detected In Air Near Hanford Nuclear Facility (ZH)
Arctic Greenland is burning, hunters blinded by smoke (abcnews.go.com)
Temperatures in the United States has risen rapidly and drastically since 1980 (NYeT)
US having its second-hottest year to date and 10th warmest July on record: NOAA (mother-earth.net)
Multi-decade study reveals changes in Antarctica’s Dry Valleys and suggests “significant transformations of Antarctic ecosystems are underway now and will continue to be affected by future climate events.” (earthsky.org)
Trump’s Wall Destroys National Butterfly Center (texasobserver.org)
The northernmost city in the United States just had its hottest July on record, as other spots in Alaska had their hottest month overall. Heat records also fell in a few western cities, as well as the fearsomely hot Death Valley, where July was the hottest month ever recorded on Earth. (livescience.com)
An endangered native bat is threatened by a wind farm proposal in Hawaii (hawaiinewsnow.com)
How Climate Change Affects Your Health (Infographics) (apha.org)
Leaked Climate Change Report Warns Only Massive Carbon Cuts Will Save Miami(miaminewtimes.com)
Sacramento water districts say drinking water supply contaminated, want Air Force to pay $1.4 billion (sacbee.com)
Rio’s $700 million athletes village was turned into luxury condos but is now reportedly ‘shuttered’ and 93% vacant (chron.com)
Yes, You Can Blame Climate Change for Extreme Weather (Time)
‘Where are human rights?’ Victims of Blackwater guards in Iraq slam overturning of murder conviction (RT) – Just in time for Afghanistan.
Blackwater Founder’s ‘Disturbing’ Plan to Privatize Afghan War Gains Ground (CD)
The United States and the Crucifixion of Yemen (CD) – The United States has killed, maimed, displaced and otherwise harmed an astonishing number of people in its 241-year record of murder and mayhem—including more than 20 million killed in 37 nations since 1945.
Record Number Of Dallas Police Officers Quit In July Amid Ongoing Pension Crisis (ZH)
EuroFX: UK pyramid scheme collapses after thousands of Asian investors allegedly scammed (International Business Times)
Contaminated Childhood: The Chronic Lead Poisoning Of Low-Income Children And Communities Of Color In The United States (Health Affairs)
Monopoly power and the decline of small business: big business vs democracy, growth & equality (Boing Boing)