Drought In Europe — Another Effect of Climate Change

Published on October 31st, 2017 | by

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Two major drought indices in Europe are deviating from each other in a way that’s consistent with many climate change simulations — further gaining ground in the march towards the attribution of major events like droughts to climate change — according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Image via NOAA/Earth System […]

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels Grew At Record Pace In 2016, UN Says

Published on October 31st, 2017 | by

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Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels grew at a record pace in 2016, to 403.3 parts per million (ppm), up from 400.0 in 2015, the UN World Meteorological Organization just revealed as part of its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin. The growth rate in atmospheric carbon dioxide in 2016 was thus around 50% faster than the average of […]

Why Republican Policy Sucks

Published on October 26th, 2017 | by

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Hello, my name is Zach Shahan, and I have a problem. I’m a political nut. More seriously, I’ll admit that I’m strongly drawn to politics, follow policy & politics closely (some might say obsessively), and have sometimes struggled with how much time and emotion I invest into all of that. If I step back a […]

Everyday Superfoods for Better Health

Published on October 26th, 2017 | by

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Many of us know we need to ‘eat better,’ but this term can be confusing since it means so many things to different people. Couple that with the fact that daily we are inundated by advertisements for junk and processed food, and it shows – approximately 70% of what we eat is processed. And yet, every […]

Republican Civil War (Dancing With The Devil Leads To This)

Published on October 25th, 2017 | by

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Immediately after the last US general election, despite the fact that the Republican Party “won,” I wrote about Republican Party “civil war” and asked in the title of an article, “Can The GOP Survive?“ It may have seemed odd to write about political civil war in a party that just won a presidential election, but […]

4 Trump Campaign Promises & Current Results (Obvious Failures)

Published on October 23rd, 2017 | by

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I feel bad for the people who voted for Donald Trump thinking that he would improve their lives, that he’d help them with health care, to get jobs, to get unfathomably rich and famous. No, being born a millionaire works well for that, but being a poor or middle class voter and expecting Donald Trump […]

Climate Planet — An Experience In Multiple Dimensions

Published on October 11th, 2017 | by

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This summer I had the great fortune of being invited to the grand opening of this exceptional construction called Climate Planet at the harbor of Aarhus, Denmark. Aarhus is the European Capital of Culture 2017 and so it is no coincidence Climate Planet startet out here. It was a great opportunity to make some noise about the […]

How Does Solar Impact my Property Value?

Published on October 4th, 2017 | by

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Will adding solar to your property save you money monthly, and will it increase the resale value of your house? It’s important to dig into the details about how much you might expect to see as added property value for using solar panels. There are so many benefits of solar power at home. The most important […]

Talk About Disruption — Lab-Grown Meat Has Arrived!

Published on October 2nd, 2017 | by

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While everyone is talking about electric cars and autonomy as a huge disruptor to the global economy, there is another elephant in the room that not many people seem to notice — lab-grown meat! A few days ago news broke that China bought $300 million worth of lab-grown meat from three Israeli-based companies — SuperMeat, […]

Untreatable Super Malaria Spreading Rapidly In Asia — How Will Convergence Of Climate Change Induced Mosquito Expansion & Drug Resistance Play Out?

Published on September 30th, 2017 | by

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The modern world has a problem of overspecialization. The limits of extrapolating generalized truths from what can be observed in limited contexts and over limited periods of times have become more and more apparent in recent years as the blowback of the industrialized way of life, and its associated ways of thinking and interacting with […]

California May Ban Gas Cars

Published on September 28th, 2017 | by

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Originally published on EV Obsession. Following similar moves elsewhere, authorities in the US state of California are now considering banning the sale of new gas- or diesel-powered cars there, going by comments made by the chairman of the California Air Resources Board in an interview with Bloomberg. That interview — with the California Air Resources […]

Antidepressant Drugs Are Building Up In The Brains Of Fishes In The Great Lakes, Study Finds

Published on September 12th, 2017 | by

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Antidepressant drugs and their metabolites are building up in the brains of numerous fish species living in the Great Lakes region, new research has found. The species involved include bass, walleye, and numerous others — in other words, fishes that are commonly eaten. While it’s not common practice in the modern US for people to […]