Collapse Daily 121017

Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests (Mongabay)

Central bankers face a crisis of confidence as models fail (FT) : Not a blog! When these fuckers get a sad, the whole world suffers.

Armed Ground Robots Could Join the Ukrainian Conflict Next Year (Defense One) : More about Auto Kill Bots

Climate Change Will Always Hurt Poor People the Most (Gizmodo)

This Isn’t ‘The New Normal’ for Climate Change — That Will Be Worse (
: strike 2?

Fukushima survivor submits evidence to UN over Japanese government human rights abuses ( : radioactive boar?

California Winds Are Fueling Fires. It May Be Getting Worse. (

Germany to miss climate targets ‘disastrously’: leaked government paper (

Finding Nemo? REWARD (Guardian)

Africa tops global hunger index, driven by war and climate shocks (

Just 10 rivers, 8 in Asia alone, dump 4 million tonnes of plastic for 88-95% of all of plastic pollution in the ocean, 45% of ocean plastic are from those 10 rivers (

Madagascar plague update: 449 cases (72% pneumonic) and 48 deaths(

Over 1,000 endangered tortoises, turtles seized in Bengaluru (India) while being smuggled off to China as “good luck charms” and as delicacies in restaurants.( : some days…

Volcanic eruption in Japan spreads ash in 4 cities, towns. (

Fatbergs: 90% of London restaurants are contributing to problem. (

A ‘doomsday’ solar storm could cause $20 TRILLION of damage in the next 150 years warn researchers who called for a ‘planetary shield’ to protect Earth(

Ghana a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales. More than 31,000 kilograms  of pangolin scales from have been seized across the world this year. ( : anything to get it up

Island-hopping toxic toad threatens iconic Komodo dragon (Mongabay)

Climate Change Predicted to Reduce Size, Stature of Dominant Midwest Plant, Study Finds (Science Daily)

Alaska’s 1,000 year long volcano eruption (Science Daily)

The World Must Spend $2.7 Trillion on Charging Stations for Tesla to Fly (BBG) : likely lowballing it

Bullet Train Wheel Parts Made By Kobe Steel Failed Quality Tests (BBG) : choo choo boo hoo

Why You Should Care About An Aluminum Supply Scandal In Japan (Consumerist) Kobe Steel.

Retirement in Australia is Unrealisable For Most Workers (Satyajit Das)

Scientists Can Read a Bird’s Brain and Predict Its Next Song (MIT Technology Review)

Is There a Constitutional Right to Cash in on the Poor? The Marshall.








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