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Dispersant used to clean 2010 BP oil spill harmed humans

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A first-of-its-kind scientific study has determined that the dispersant BP sprayed at the oil gushing from the Deepwater Horizon rig in 2010 harmed human health. The symptoms — coughing, wheezing, skin irritations and burning eyes — tended to last only a little while for most of the people who were cleaning up the spill, said […]


The Strafing Run of Mother Nature 4: 2017 Autumn of the Apocalypse

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Discuss this article at the Environment Table inside the Diner I was going to take a break from Hurrican Reporting and devote my next article to another form of storm, the Financial Storm surrounding the breach of the Equifax security of Credit Data and the sprinkling out of SS#s and all the rest of your […]


Scientists warning of sand scarcity

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f you’re looking for a way to express something that’s staggeringly hard to count, you won’t find a more reliable metaphor than grains of sand. There is indeed quite a bit of it – about 7.5 quintillion grains on Earth’s beaches and deserts, according to one estimate. But if you think that this would be sufficient to […]


Reducing the World’s Population by Having Fewer Children, What’s the Problem?

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  Jorgen Randers speaks at the 1st Summer Academy of the Club of Rome, in Florence, Sep 2017   The Summer Academy of the Club of Rome saw an interesting debate when a young participant (Jacques Chartier-Kastler) asked to take the floor and speak about what he and his group were seeing as a problem: […]


It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature

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About 40 years ago (are we dating ourselves here?) there was a margarine commercial on TV with the tag line, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature.” As it turns out, Mother Nature was not amused at being tricked into thinking some chemically manufactured concoction was “her delicious, sweet creamy butter.” And that’s when she […]


“Motherland” explores life and birth and an exploding population

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There’s a general lack of respect for and understanding of the Philippines, that Asian archipelago nation of more than 7,000 islands with a dark Spanish-American colonial history. All the news we get these days is that the country is being ravaged by conflict with Muslim militants and a drug war run by recently elected president […]


If There Was Such A Thing As A Category 6 Hurricane, This Would Be It

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Hurricane Irma has become even stronger than the most extreme forecasts were projecting.  According to the National Hurricane Center, Irma had sustained winds of 185 miles per hour at one point on Tuesday.  That makes it the strongest Atlantic hurricane in history “outside the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean”.  I was criticized for suggesting that […]


Heading Off the World’s Water Woes

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The world faces water problems on a scale never before experienced in history. The global population is growing as water resources are shrinking. The world’s leading water experts and officials met in Stockholm from Aug. 27 to Sept. 1 for the annual World Water Week. The challenges—and solutions—they discussed included how to guarantee the human […]


Arctic riches: A most insane discussion

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As climate change rips away the icy armor of the Arctic, nations surrounding the North Pole and companies eager to exploit the area’s mineral wealth–particularly oil and natural gas–are growing giddy with anticipation. So reports the Associated Press, though the AP is by no means the first to report this story. The slow-motion battle over […]


Neighborhoods Worry About Living Amid Oil And Gas Development

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In Northern Colorado, there are growing concerns in neighborhoods and communities about oil and gas wells sitting too close to their homes and schools. Last Spring, the danger became clearer when a home exploded in Firestone, Colo., killing two people, after a small pipeline connected to a well began leaking odorless gas into the basement. […]


The Plastic Garbage Now Equals the World’s Population in terms of Tons

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Zoom Free plastic trash! Literally 1 ton for each living human being on this planet!  


Climate Change Isn’t Our Biggest Environmental Problem, and Why Technology Won’t Save Us

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Our core ecological problem is not climate change. It is overshoot, of which global warming is a symptom. Overshoot is a systemic issue. Over the past century-and-a-half, enormous amounts of cheap energy from fossil fuels enabled the rapid growth of resource extraction, manufacturing, and consumption; and these in turn led to population increase, pollution, and […]


Heinberg: A New Covenant with Nature

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  All human societies exhibit beliefs and practices that could be called spiritual. However, these beliefs and practices vary widely. There are strong patterns in this variability that seem tied to society’s basic economic underpinnings—whether people derive their sustenance from hunting and gathering, horticulture, or agriculture. Among agricultural societies variability seems tied to phases of […]


Global Warming Will Sear Three of Four Major Grain Crops

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Three of the four major grains on which the growing world population depends are vulnerable to global warming, says a new meta-analysis based on more than 70 studies. Farmers have probably known that plants have optimal ranges in which they grow best since planting the first wheat some 23,000 years ago. Now science has proved […]


Over Population of Earth

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I see calls for humans to give up chemical aids to food production, to return to “natural” and “balanced” treatment of the Earth. Admirable as these calls may be, they are ignoring the reality. This planet is over populated and getting more so. If humans wish to return to natural food provision, to escape the […]


Time to listen to the ice scientists about the Arctic death spiral

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Ice scientists are mostly cheerful and pragmatic. Like many other researchers coolly observing the rapid warming of the world, they share a gallows humour and are cautious about entering the political fray. Not Peter Wadhams. The former director of the Scott Polar Research Institute and professor of ocean physics at Cambridge has spent his scientific […]


Earth Overshoot: Living Large in the 21st Century

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Buying on credit:  August 2nd was Earth Overshoot Day. As of that day, the year is done for planet Earth, she has given a year’s worth of natural resources.  It may seem counter-intuitive at first. Obviously, we aren’t done with 2017 yet. How can we take more than the Earth makes, for decades on end? Have […]


Now we’re in debt: Earth Overshoot Day

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Earth Overshoot Day is hosted and calculated by Global Footprint Network, an international think-tank that coordinates research, develops methodologies and provides decision-makers with tools and information to help the human economy operate within Earth’s ecological limits. Earth Overshoot Day is the public face and campaigning focus of their highly technical work. Calculations by Global Footprint Network (GFN) […]


Climate change isn’t the end of the world

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Yes, the costs are not evenly spread. Some places will do better and some will do worse. The American South might be a worse place to grow wheat; Southern Canada might be a better one. In a century, Miami might find itself in approximately the same situation as the Dutch city of Rotterdam today. But […]


China may not be the most populous country by 2024

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Even though China’s size is approximately thrice of India, India’s could surpass that of China around 2024, two years later than previously estimated, according to a new UN forecast. Currently China with 1.41 billion population and India with 1.34 billion remain the two most populous countries, comprising 19 and 18 percent of the total global […]


Earth to warm 3.6 degrees by end of century

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By the end of the century, the global temperature is likely to rise more than 3.6 degrees. This rise in temperature is the ominous conclusion reached by two studies using entirely different methods published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Monday. One study used statistical analysis to show there is a 95 percent chance […]


As a river dies: India could be facing its ‘greatest human catastrophe’ ever

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As crops and farmers die, experts blame a man-made “drought of common sense” for the drying up of Southern India’s Cauvery River, once a lifeline to millions. Insight investigates. Much of the once bountiful and lush-green rice fields was reduced to a dry, yellow-brown landscape, after successive years of scanty rainfall and severe drought. For […]


Population and World Pattern

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This lecture will cover basic aspects of population and it’s related terms. we will also discuss the world pattern of population and some factors affecting this pattern.


How about the “sixth extinction?” It is a Seneca Cliff in the making

Enviroment

Image above from the paper by Hull et al. “rarity in mass extinctions and the future of ecosystems” Nature 528, 345–351 (17 December 2015). Notice how the decline in the fossil abundance, takes the shape of a “Seneca Cliff”. The article examines the current situation of the Earths’s ecosystem and concludes that we are not […]


John Michael Greer: Men Unlike Gods

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The crisis of our age has many facets. All of them have their roots in the basic fact of our time, the head-on collision between the limitless economic growth our civilization demands and the hard limits of a finite planet. From that collision, in turn, come the drawdown of irreplaceable resources and the disruption of […]


The Problem With Climate Doomsday Reporting

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It’s not often that an article about climate change becomes one of the most hotly debated issues on the internet — especially in the midst of a controversial G20 summit. But that exact thing happened following the publication of a lengthy essay in New York Magazine titled “The Uninhabitable Earth: Famine, Economic Collapse, a Sun that Cooks […]


Antarctica’s new 1.1-trillion-ton iceberg is already breaking into enormous pieces

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A 300-foot-wide, 70-mile-long rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf, as seen in November 2016. John Sonntag/IceBridge/NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Earlier this week, a crack in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf caused a 1.1-trillion-ton block of ice to calve, forming a colossal iceberg roughly the area of Delaware. Just days after breaking off the continent, the iceberg, now […]


Staving Off the Coming Global Collapse

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Humans have a virtually unlimited capacity for self-delusion, even when self-preservation is at stake. Contests, events & more from Tyee and select partners The scariest example is the simplistic, growth-oriented, market-based economic thinking that is all but running the world today. Prevailing neoliberal economic models make no useful reference to the dynamics of the ecosystems […]


Fukushima’s Nuclear Waste Will Be Dumped Into the Ocean, Japanese Plant Owner Says

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Toxic waste produced by one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters will be dumped into the sea, according to the head of the Japanese company tasked with cleaning up the radioactive mess, despite protests from local fishermen. Takashi Kawamura, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), told foreign media that nearly 777,000 tons of water […]


Research Team Debunks ‘Global Warming’

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As world leaders, namely in the European Union, attack President Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement which would have saddled Americans with billions upon billions of dollars in debt and economic losses, a new bombshell report that analyzed Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data produced by NASA, the NOAA and HADLEY proves the President […]


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