Category: Environment

Total 219 Posts

Scientific Study Predicts Global Mass Extinction Event Possible by 2100

Published on Truthout, 28 Sep 2017. The planet has experienced five mass extinction events. The worst, the Permian Mass Extinction event 252 million years ago, annihilated more than 95 percent of all life on Earth. It coincided with a significant increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2). The Permian Mass Extinction is the perfect example of what

Scientists Warn of “Biological Annihilation” as Warming Reaches Levels Unseen for 115,000 Years

Published on Truthout, 31 July 2017. Camp 41, Brazilian Amazon — Less than 30 years ago, the Earth’s tropical rainforests held the carbon equivalent of half of the entire atmosphere. But as atmospheric CO2 has escalated along with the deforestation of so much of the tropics, that is no longer the case. Nevertheless, carbon stored in tropical

Japan Plans to Expose Its People and 2020 Tokyo Olympians to Fukushima Radiation

Published on Truthout, 17 July 2017. Former nuclear industry senior vice president Arnie Gundersen, who managed and coordinated projects at 70 US atomic power plants, is appalled at how the Japanese government is handling the Fukushima nuclear crisis. “The inhumanity of the Japanese government toward the Fukushima disaster refugees is appalling,” Gundersen, a licensed reactor operator