Tag Archives: Climate Change

Our Vanishing World: Oceans

By Robert J. Burrowes As the human onslaught against life on Earth accelerates, no part of the biosphere is left pristine. The simple act of consuming more than we actually need drives the world’s governments and corporations to endlessly destroy … Continue reading

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Human Extinction Now Imminent and Inevitable? A Report on the State of Planet Earth

By Robert J. Burrowes There is a significant body of evidence that human extinction is now imminent; that is, it will occur within the next few years and possibly this year: 2020. There is also a significant body of evidence … Continue reading

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Political Collapse: The Center Cannot Hold

By Kirkpatrick Sale Source: CounterPunch Have you noticed? From Hong Kong to Baghdad, Paris to Tehran, 2019 is shaping up to be, as the New York Times dubbed it, “the year of the protest.” Violent—and often deadly—anti-government protests are breaking … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Birds

By Robert J. Burrowes At the beginning of the nineteenth century, it is estimated that the total number of passenger pigeons in the United States was about three billion birds. The bird was immensely abundant, as illustrated by this passage … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Insects

By Robert J. Burrowes About 12,000 years ago, late stone age humans precipitated the neolithic (agricultural) revolution that marked the start of the steady rise to civilization. Coincidentally, this occurred at the same time as the beginning of what is … Continue reading

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The Global Climate Movement is Failing: Why?

By Robert J. Burrowes It has been satisfying to note the significant response to two recent climate campaigns: the actions, including the recent Global Climate Strike, initiated by school students inspired by Greta Thunberg and the climate actions organized by … Continue reading

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Our Vanishing World: Glaciers

By Robert J. Burrowes Something is causing the world’s glaciers and mountain ice fields to melt. And, despite your first thought, it is not the ongoing climate catastrophe. It does not matter where on Earth the glaciers and mountain ice … Continue reading

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Degrowth: closing the global wealth divide

Contradicting the dominant paradigm that economic growth equals development, degrowth theorists argue that serious cutbacks are crucial to protect life on our planet. By Riccardo Mastini Source: ROAR Today, some 4.3 billion people — more than 60 percent of the … Continue reading

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