Published on Truthout, 30 April 2018. With millions of civilians living in close proximity to military bases around the US, military aircraft accidents are a largely hidden but ever-looming threat. Warplanes, which are not regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration, regularly have mechanical malfunctions, and crashes are not uncommon. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 22 April 2018. April saw a flurry of climate events with temperature records being set across Asia as the Earth enters an era of “mega-fires.” Extreme weather events cost the US $3 billion in the first three months of this year. And in an extreme act of protest against fossil fuels, one
Published on Truthout, 5 April 2018. A new study shows dramatic changes in some major Antarctic glaciers as the ice is being melted from below by unusually warm ocean water. The rate of melting is far more rapid than previously thought and scientists now fear that their worst-case sea level rise projections may come true
Published on Truthout, 2 April 2018. Half of all plants and animals in global forests are forecast to disappear by 2100. The Arctic is in meltdown as human-caused global warming threatens to melt more than one-third of all glaciers. And the biosphere is convulsing as runaway climate disruption marches on under the business-as-usual approach of
Published on Truthout, 19 March 2018. As anthropogenic climate disruption and human development progress, rivers are drying up and water scarcity has become the new norm. This climate dispatch features author, poet, sculptor and installation artist Basia Irland, whose work and activism eloquently weave in the critical threads of conservation and education, along with her
Published on Truthout, 12 March 2018. From Gov. Jay Inslee down to dozens of state representatives, Truthout exposes Washington State’s deep ties to the Pentagon. Many veterans, researchers and former elected officials are concerned that this collusion is a direct subversion of democracy in their state. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 5 March 2018. Arctic sea ice levels are at record lows for this time of year, northern Greenland saw temperatures 63°F above average for February, and the Antarctic food chain is vanishing. While these off-the-chart climate disruptions have scientists aghast, Trump, who never lets facts stand in his way, is seeking massive
Published on Truthout, 1 March 2018. Climate scientists around the globe are stunned by the melting that occurred at the North Pole in February as much of the Arctic experienced July-like temperatures. It’s a dramatic example of the extreme changes already being wrought by anthropogenic climate disruption. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 27 February 2018. Cape Town, South Africa, a city of 4 million people, could run out of water in less than 90 days. While people’s movements work together toward a “sharing” model and living closer to the Earth, the government continues to operate hierarchically, turning the crisis into an opportunity for the
Published on Truthout 20 February 2018. The National Environmental Policy Act, a law requiring federal agencies like the Department of Defense (DOD) to assess the environmental effects of proposed actions prior to implementation, has been used instead by the DOD to place millions of US citizens in harm’s way. Read the full story on Truthout.