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Forest and Drought: Hanging by a Thread

Forests hold the climate together. They are also at extreme risk due to global warming, drought, and other ecological stresses created by industrial civilization. New research shows that forests may be “hanging by a thread.” This excerpt from a recent peer-reviewed article in Science magazine details some of the threats to forests. Despite the academic … Continue reading Forest and Drought: Hanging by a Thread

Coal Plant Accident Kills Six in India

What is electric power worth? The coal power industry is responsible for an incredible amount of suffering and death via air, soil, water pollution and land destruction. This is not to mention the gathering climate crisis apocalypse. This piece, by DGR South Asia organizer Salonika, discusses the cost of coal. Reliance Power Accident in India … Continue reading Coal Plant Accident Kills Six in India

Anthropogenic Climate Disruption and The End of Ice

This excerpt comes from the Introduction to Dahr Jamail‘s book, The End of Ice. Dahr Jamail is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His work is currently focusing on Anthropogenic Climate Disruption. Featured image: a rapidly melting glacier on Tahoma (Mt. Rainier), by Max Wilbert. By Dahr … Continue reading Anthropogenic Climate Disruption and The End of Ice

Civilization on the March

A series of headlines from around the world, compiled by Max Wilbert and Mark Behrend. Featured image by Max Wilbert. 2019 Was the 2nd Hottest Year on Record Global average temperature reached the 2nd highest annual level ever recorded, according to preliminary data for 2019. While the data is not yet finalized, it’s almost certain … Continue reading Civilization on the March

The Aerosol Masking Effect and Industrial Collapse

Featured image: Linear clouds in this satellite photo show the path of large ships. Exhaust from the extremely polluting bunker fuel these ships burn acts as a nucleus for condensing water vapor, forming clouds. One container ship releases as much pollution as 50 million cars. Public domain photo. By Max Wilbert The Global Climate System … Continue reading The Aerosol Masking Effect and Industrial Collapse

Arctic Permafrost Infernos

Image: Pierre Markuse (Flickr) Editor’s note: the figures in this article were confirmed using multiple sources, including Grist, the Telegraph, and Inside Climate News. However, the sources are about a week old so the affected areas are probably larger This summer’s unprecedented temperatures have melted and dried vast regions of arctic permafrost, which have begun … Continue reading Arctic Permafrost Infernos

12 Billion Tons of Greenland Ice Melts in 24 Hours | July 2019 Hottest Month Ever

By  Max Wilbert / Image by Pierre Markuse, CC BY 2.0, shows 2019 melt ponds across the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet) Official temperature records for July 2019 show that it was the hottest July and hottest single month ever recorded globally, at 1.2°C hotter than the pre-industrial average. This comes after a June … Continue reading 12 Billion Tons of Greenland Ice Melts in 24 Hours | July 2019 Hottest Month Ever

Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

Editor’s note: Anyone who is paying attention knows that global climate breakdown is accelerating faster than the worst IPCC predictions. Still, emissions continue to rise, setting records year-after-year. There is no evidence that governments, civil society, or corporations are able to address this in any meaningful way. In fact, all the evidence shows the opposite. … Continue reading Climate Chaos Is Accelerating

Dahr Jamail: Abrupt Climate Change & The End of Ice—Derrick Jensen Resistance Radio—June 30, 2019

Dahr Jamai is an award winning journalist and author who is a full-time staff reporter for Truthout.org. His most recent book is about abrupt climate change, called The End of Ice. Browse all of our Resistance Radio interviews at https://ift.tt/2mXE10f https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PxEi3Nh38Y&feature=youtu.be

Climate Change: Why is it so often “sooner than predicted”?

by Kollibri terre Sonnenblume / Macska Moksha Press, republished with permission A June 15th headline elicited feelings in me of both shock and déjà vu: “Climate change: Arctic permafrost now melting at levels not expected until 2090” [Independent, June 15, 2019].  Shock because that’s quite a bit ahead of time. Déjà vu because how often … Continue reading Climate Change: Why is it so often “sooner than predicted”?