Vox Populi

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Andrew J. Bacevich: After Trump

The Donald in the Rearview Mirror Donald Trump’s tenure as the 45th U.S. president may last another few weeks, another year, or another 16 months.  However unsettling the prospect, the … Continue reading

September 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tim Radford: Scientists predict a probable worldwide die-off of vegetation as a result of climate change

Humans are triggering a huge vegetation change which will disrupt their own environment. It has happened before, but this time it is happening fast. LONDON, 7 September 2018 – The … Continue reading

September 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tim Radford: Dinosaurs’ death may be guide to today

Evidence from the dinosaurs’ deaths 65 million years ago might just provide a lesson to learn about the lasting damage now being done by humanity. LONDON, 5 June, 2018 – … Continue reading

June 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Michael T. Klare: Beyond Harvey and Irma

Militarizing Homeland Security in the Climate-Change Era Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn’t even completed their assignments when they were … Continue reading

September 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Christian Parenti: What Will Happen If We Fail to Address the Climate Crisis

The effects of climate change are already upon us. Here’s what the 2020s and 2030s will look like if we fail to change things. The climate crisis is often imagined … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Andrew Revkin: Development and Disasters — A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

Scientists warn of more and expanding “bull’s-eyes” as Americans build in parts of the country at ever greater risk because of climate change and severe weather. The consequences of Houston’s … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Michael T. Klare: Welcome to a New Planet

Not so long ago, it was science fiction. Now, it’s hard science — and that should frighten us all. The latest reports from the prestigious and sober Intergovernmental Panel on … Continue reading

October 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

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