Black leopard confirmed in Africa for first time in 100 years

Header image: An ultra-rare black leopard walks through Laikipia Wilderness Camp in central Kenya in 2018. PHOTOGRAPH BY WILL BURRARD-LUCAS, CAMTRAPTIONS The extremely rare female cat has melanism, a condition in which the body produces an excess of pigment. by JASON G. GOLDMAN National Geographic FEB 12, 2019 This is the first scientifically documented sighting since 1909. They … Continue reading Black leopard confirmed in Africa for first time in 100 years

The Green New Deal: Doubling Down on Failure and Distracting US from This Core Problem

by Rainer Shea Revolution Dispatch As the world is being pummeled by social and environmental crises, civilization is becoming starkly divided between a comfortable upper class and a massive underclass of disposable people. This is the consequence of creating a society where the vast majority of the resources are controlled by the rich. For just … Continue reading The Green New Deal: Doubling Down on Failure and Distracting US from This Core Problem

Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal

by Naomi Klein Intercept February 13. 2019 "I REALLY DON’T like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'” So bellowed President Donald Trump in El Paso, Texas, his first campaign-style salvo against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. … Continue reading Battle Lines are Drawn on Green New Deal

The Choice We Face

Politicians need to be clear: do they take climate change seriously or not? by Nathan Robinson Current Affairs Feb, 9, 2019 You don't even have to accept the most severe predictions about the consequences of climate change to understand that we stand at the brink of something dire. You only need to look at the Fourth National Climate … Continue reading The Choice We Face

The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution

  by Ellen Brown Truthdig Jan 29, 2019 The “Green New Deal” endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D.-N.Y., and more than 40 other House members has been criticized as imposing a too-heavy burden on the rich and upper-middle-class taxpayers who will have to pay for it. However, taxing the rich is not what the Green New … Continue reading The Financial Secret Behind Germany’s Green Energy Revolution

The Tragedy of the Commons

The population problem has no technical solution; it requires a fundamental extension in morality. by Garrett Hardin Science Dec 13, 1968 (download as PDF here)   At the end of a thoughtful article on the future of nuclear war, Wiesner and York (1) concluded that: "Both sides in the arms race are ...confronted by the dilemma of steadily … Continue reading The Tragedy of the Commons

16-year-old tells Davos delegates if the planet dies, she’s blaming them

by Heather Landy in Davos Quartz Jan 25, 2019 Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who called the world to attention last month at the 2018 UN Climate Change Conference, brought her stark message to the World Economic Forum this week, telling the global elites who converged on Davos, Switzerland, that she would hold them accountable for not doing … Continue reading 16-year-old tells Davos delegates if the planet dies, she’s blaming them