Collapse Daily 2017-09-03

If you read William Rees, you will know that cities fall first. The fastest growing city on earth is Dhaka because its country is flooding. Coastal cities are chokepoint nodes for globalization. At 14:30 the speaker describes a chemical process that turns CO2 into limestone. I’ll get back to you on this.

Number of People Displaced by Climate Change Could Reach One Billion by 2050 (towardfreedom.com)

Yes, Google Uses Its Power to Quash Ideas It Doesn’t Like—I Know Because It Happened to Me [Updated] (Gizmodo)

A Serf on Google’s Farm (Talking Points Memo)

I’m Sick Of Busting My Ass Doing Neo-Nazi Stuff Only To Have Some Masked Antifa Dweebs Get Credit As The Real Fascists (Clickhole)

Worst Floods to Hit South Asia in Decade Exposes Lack of Planning (The Wire)

Just 1°C of ocean warming can upend marine ecosystems (sciencemag.org)

Chinese ship making first voyage through Canada’s Northwest Passage (Globe and Mail)

Pesticides Linked To Birth Abnormalities In Major New Study (Ind.)

France Votes Against The Use Of Pesticide Glyphosate (FarmingUK)

San Francisco hits 106 degrees — shatters all-time record (sfgate.com)

Storms in the North Atlantic from 1900 to 2017-09-31(fingfx.thomsonreuters.com)

Nearly 1 Million Pounds of Seven Deadly Air Pollutants Released by Texas Refineries During Harvey Floods(biologicaldiversity.org)

Thirteen Superfund sites, heavily contaminated former industrial zones, in Texas were flooded or damaged by Hurricane Harvey (reuters.com)

Experts concerned by Brazil environment policy under Temer (phys.org)

‘We are not well prepared’: An expert’s view of climate change and (CBC)

Australia has hottest winter on record (The Independent)

After Harvey, ignore the climate debate and focus on building better (TechCrunch) Bad advice.

Philippine palm oil plan ‘equals corruption and land-grabbing,’ critics say (MongaBay)

Pinpointing the Sources of Trans-Pacific Dust (Climate News)

For the Love of Earth (Commie Dreams) Korten reads a book.

It’s Not Just Republicans who’s Behind Fossil Fuel Extraction (Truth Out)

Forget Wall Street – Silicon Valley Is The New Political Power In DC (G.)

America’s Superstar Companies Are a Drag on Growth (BBG)

Google To Be Hit With Record EU Fine Over Claims Of Phone Software Abuse (T.)

Harvey Could Bankrupt The Federal Flood-Insurance Program (ZH)

Harvey Makes Landfall in Saudi Arabia (BBG)

“Don’t Mess With Yellowstone Supervolcano” Geologists Warn NASA (ZH)

Red Cross Admits It Doesn’t Know How Hurricane Harvey Donation Money Is Spent (ZH) 25% of the money gets to where it’s supposed to go.

Caught On Tape: Mexican Authorities Take On Drug Cartel In Yet Another “Military Style” Shootout (ZH)

Antifa Useful Idiots For Police State Agenda (ZH)

How Identity Became a Weapon Against the Left (Black Agenda Report)

Time to give up on identity politics: It’s dragging the progressive agenda down (Salon)

The Spread of Mass Surveillance, 1995 to Present (Center for Political Studies)

Disney’s Next Movie Could Be Watching You, Too (Fast Company)

More than four million Time Warner Cable records exposed in leak (Reuters)

Fentanyl Overtakes Heroin as Leading Cause of U.S. Drug Deaths (NYT) Synthetic Fentanyl is fucking up our heroin program in Afghanistan.

Poverty, illness, homelessness – no wonder McDonald’s UK workers are going on strike (Guardian)

 

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