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The Food Collapse

New Killer Plant Disease Jumps Atlantic From South America To Europe

Fierce twitter SMACKDOWN between Renewable Energy experts! 

Ford Focus Passenger Car To Be Imported From China

Brazil: 37 killed in 6 months in rural land conflicts, 8 more than last year.

Australia warned it has radically underestimated climate change security threat

Scorching summer temperatures bring worst heat to south-west US in years

U.S. Coastal Cities Will Flood More Often and More Severely

Rising seas could result in 2 billion refugees by 2100,

Half of World Could See Deadly Heat Waves By 2100

Chameleon Mummified Alive by the Tropical Sun

Climate change could wipe out more than half of Ethiopia’s coffee production

Killer whales are stalking boats and stealing their fish

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

The levels of microplastic particles accumulating in the Antarctic are much worse than expected

The Russians Do It Again: Democrats Get Crushed In Georgia Election Despite 7x Spending Advantage

Leaked recording: Inside Apple’s global war on leakers

Security…or Surveillance? Ron Paul Edward Snowden Interview – Snowden: Saying that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.

We Are Inches From A New World War (Medium)

Iran Slams Tillerson Call For Regime Change

At Least 120 Migrants Drown In Mediterranean On World Refugee Day

Why Does The US Target Functioning Democracies For Regime Change?

We Need A Public Inquiry Into The Economics Profession

 

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A third of the world now faces deadly heatwaves as result of climate change

296 Earthquakes Near Yellowstone Supervolcano In Last 7 Days

Russia To Consider US Planes In Syria As ‘Targets’

Barclays and Four Executives Charged With Fraud In Qatar Case

Absent Without Leave – Kunstler

UK’s Co-op Bank In Advanced Talks To Be Rescued By Hedge Funds

Amazon Will Kill Your Local Grocer

Vanishing ice only exacerbates a bad situation – ars technica

True Motive Behind Global War on Drugs/Terror – Counterpunch

Seattle woman killed by police while children were home after reporting theft

Guns kill 1,300 US children every year, study finds BBC – guns don’t kill, children do

At Alibaba Gateway ‘17 in Detroit, China’s e-commerce giant is building its brand with US small businesses – Quartz

Alibaba will be bigger than economies of UK & France in 20yrs

Wells Fargo Is Accused of Making Improper Changes to Mortgages – Sun rises in the east again

Climate Change, White Supremacy and Disaster Capitalism – Counterpunch

Conglomerates Didn’t Die. They Look Like Amazon. = NYT Only when they start threatening the upper middle class do people like Andrew Ross Sorkin take notice

I Spent 14 Months in Jail Because I Couldn’t Pay My Way Out – Truthout

Flying Green – As I live an breathe

 

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Southeastern United States has the highest forest disturbance rate in the world – The U.S. is the world’s leading producer of wood pulp, timber and wood pellets. Wood pellets provide 60% of Europe’s “renewable energy” and is 50% more carbon intensive than coal. We are burning forests to power electric cars. But wait a second, those cars won’t be driving on roads made of hemp, America needs $4,000,000,000,000 worth of new infrastructure to support the underpinnings for this “green economy”, and that’s a lot of CO2. Decoupling growth from emissions is impossible. It’s a shell game, something we are truly good at.

Wood Energy Is Not Low-Carbon

Scientists fear new EU rules may ‘hide’ forest carbon loss

All That Online Shopping Has Cardboard Consequences

Graffiti estimated to cause 5,000 tons VOC emissions nationwide

Imperiled Atlantic salmon decline worsens

The botanists’ work of saving the last samples of dying species – Quartz

If you want to know what climate change feels like, you’re going to find out this summer

Scientists documented massive melt event on the surface of Antarctica

The Worrying Decline of Colorado River

Spate of nuclear power plant closures could be start of full-fledged crisis

Russia’s Rosneft discovers vast new oil deposit on Arctic shelf

Downing of Syrian plane ‘act of aggression’ & ‘support for terrorists’ – Moscow

Chicago creating paramilitary occupying force

The smarter the home, the more online risks you face

When AP Spreads #Fakenews – A Forensic Appraisal

Afghanistan: It’s Too Late

India’s wells are running dry, fast – The Conversation

White House Officials Push for Widening War in Syria Over Pentagon Objections

Starbucks cups are not recyclable, 4 billion go to landfill each year – Treehugger

How climate change is fueling an increase in mice and ticks, and fears of Lyme disease

America’s infrastructure report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers – $4 trillion by 2025 is needed. All this infrastructure means massive emissions costs to provide the groundwork for even more emissions. This is the same amount we spend on wars for oil and gas pipelines.

  • Aviation: D
  • Bridges: C+
  • Dams: D
  • Drinking Water: D
  • Energy: D+
  • Hazardous Waste: D+
  • Inland Waterways: D
  • Levees: D
  • Parks and Recreation: D+
  • Ports: C+
  • Rail: B
  • Roads: D
  • Schools: D
  • Solid Waste: C+
  • Transit: D-
  • Wastewater: D+

 

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Sustainability revolution in Tajikistan keeps Taliban at bay – Bombing and Building Our Way To A Green Future. Without all the killing we do in Afghanistan, there is no green future, unless we did something really weird, like share the wealth. The trillion dollar mineral gold rush there includes lots of copper and lithium in the northeastern part of the country.

Afghanistan Mineral Map – click to zoom

Global Power Sector Emissions to Peak in 2026 – More green bullshit because we are just externalizing power sector emissions to the mining, manufacturing and shipping sectors.

We’ll Soon Be Using More Than Earth Can Provide

Cocaine trafficking is destroying Central America’s forests

Global diet and farming methods ‘must change for environment’s sake’

When A Certain Uncertainty Means Certainty: The Failure of Scientists to Communicate Effectively

As Arctic Sea Ice Shows Record Decline, Scientists Prepare to Go Blind

Rural divide – Sacrifice zones

The Toxic State of America Der Spiegel.

The Nazis Used It, We Use It – Starvation as a weapon

American Chipmakers Had a Toxic Problem. Then They Outsourced It

Global Inequality Much Worse Than Previously Thought

UK Wealth Gap Rises As Home Ownership Falls

UK Debt Bubble Returns Millions To Days Of 2008 Crash

Illinois Finances In ‘Massive Crisis Mode’

Abandoned and Abused: Syrian Refugee Children On Greek Detention Island

Metastability

The Museum of Failures

2017 Surface Pro least repairable ever

Hong Kong bridge scandal widens with revelation that concrete tests were faked at 55 other projects

For Green Conspiracy Newbies

https://lokisrevengeblog.wordpress.com/2016/01/24/no-soil-water-before-100-renwable-energy/

 

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CDC: Deadly PFCs in Drinking Water And in 98% of Americans

While 15,000,000 Americans have the pleasure of drinking PFCs in their tap water the rest of us have to get by with ingesting it through sandwich wrappers, make-up and shampoo etc. That’s because this stuff is everywhere. Ingesting anything more than 1 part per trillion subjects you to stomach, liver and kidney cancers. So, along with 200,000,000 Americans drinking chromium-6, nobody really knows what’s in your drinking, and even if they do, they aren’t telling. Do you want to know why, then read the link and watch the video.

PFCs Unregulated: Means Nobody Gives A Fuck What Dupont Puts In Your Water

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nonstick-chemicals-water-contamination_us_59398625e4b0061054809e64

The Funny Version: Redacted Tonight @ 20:55 min.

200,000,000 Americans Drink Chromium-6 

 

 

 

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Great Plains Wildfires up 350% in 30 Years

Why Vertical Farming Won’t Save the Planet
– Extremely important counter to the tech nirvana memes like self-driving solar powered flying uber cars etc.

Millennials have never lived through a colder than average month — and never will

Strong 2015 El Niño Led To Large-Scale Antarctic Melting

U.S. Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network

Groundwater plays key role in forest fires

‘Chronic Lyme disease’ treatments ineffective, scathing CDC report finds

Of Mice, Monsanto and a Mysterious Tumor

Grocery Stocks Crash After Amazon Buys Whole Foods

Overpopulated and Underfed: Countries Near a Breaking Point

10 Years After Global Financial Crisis, World Still Suffers Debt Overhang

Fear of Contagion Feeds the Italian Banking Crisis

All Hell Is Going To Break Loose In The Bond Market

The Amazon Ecological Crisis

If you’ve followed this blog, you’ll know that the FAAGs are sucking up all the money and it is going to fewer and fewer people. This is bad for society especially in light of the fact that retail is the number one private employer in America, and automation will take half those jobs away within 10 years.

America’s Amazon Problem

When Does Amazon Become a Monopoly?

Amazon has a patent to keep you from comparison shopping while you’re in its stores

CRISPR Stocks Burnt Like Toast!

You may remember I posted a link saying that CRISPER CAS9 caused hundreds of unintended gene mutations. The news caused the stock price of major gene editing companies to tank. Here’s my first take. Much like politicians, studies are a dime a dozen. Give a scientist money, and he’ll “prove” whatever you want. So let’s say you missed out on the ground-floor opportunity of buying into these gene editing companies when their stock price was low. What do you do? You sponsor a study to scare the public, and then bam!, you buy the stock when prices tumble.

Here’s my second take. The new study detailing the unexpected mutations are correct, and the vested interests are hitting back hard trying to discredit it. Verifying the study will take time and provide gene-editing companies to make counter claims. Here’s the link on the latest.

http://newatlas.com/crispr-controversy-scientists-question-mutation-study/50001/

 

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Are You Ready For 40% Unemployment In 10 Years?

Robots are faster, cheaper and smarter than ever.

Robot sales increased 59% from 2010 – 2015.

The following facts are from The McKinesy Quarterly Report of July 2016.

59% of American manufacturing jobs could be automated in 10 years.

90% of welders, cutters and solderer jobs will be automated in 10 years.

73% of food service work could be automated in 10 years.

53% of retail jobs could be automated in 10 years.

43% of finance and insurance jobs in 10 years.

Erik Brynjolfsson, co-author of The Second Machine Age says that America is on the precipice of a revolution not seen since the first industrial revolution. Erik says almost every profession will be affected.

So, millennial employment prospects are fading faster than ever, with the exception of a stint in Afghanistan. The top 3 employers in the U.S.  1) military 2) retail 3) food service. This is why you hear a lot of talk about a basic minimum income. Don’t be fooled, it’s just talk meant to smooth the way. Income redistribution is not in the cards, if anything income disparity is greater than ever with just 5 men owning 50% of the world’s wealth.

Whenever we are in crises mode, the media spits out a positive spin denial, just as they tell you solar and wind power will save us from climate disaster, or that CRISPR GMO foods will help save humanity from drought and floods. The first casualty in any war is the truth, and the top 20% of society are fighting for lives, which makes the bottom 80% of society the sacrifice zone.

According to Martin Ford, author of The Rise of The Robots, it will be the best jobs that will be impacted by automation. Lawyers, paralegals, pharmacists, pathologists, radiologists, office workers will be hard hit. Not to worry!!! The media spin is on the job. The media won’t save your job, but they will make you feel better about losing it. You’ll be told that “the end of work” is here, and that only fun, interesting, creative jobs will be needed. Are you feeling it yet? Don’t worry, even media press releases are automated now, and once you slap a wig and lipstick on the news anchor robot, how are you going to know if its real? The human news anchors we have right now already look like robots.

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