Not God’s Work: Apocalyptic Humanity

Tom Engelhardt TomDispatch.com http://tomdispatch.com/ Since a nuclear weapon went off over Hiroshima, we have been living with visions of global catastrophe, apocalyptic end times, and extinction that were once the sole property of religion. Since August 6, 1945, it has been possible for us to imagine how human beings, not...

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Shielding a Flickering Flame

Chris Hedges TruthDig.com http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/shielding_a_flickering_flame_20131124 With the folly of the human race—and perhaps its unconscious lust for self-annihilation—on display at the U.N. Climate Talks in Warsaw, it is easy to succumb to despair. The world’s elite, it is painfully clear, will do little to halt the accelerating destruction of the ecosystem...

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‘Sleepwalking to Extinction’: Capitalism and the Destruction of Life and Earth

Richard Smith Adbusters https://www.adbusters.org/magazine/110/sleepwalking-extinction.html When, on May 10th, scientists at Mauna Loa Observatory on the big island of Hawaii announced that global CO2 emissions had crossed a threshold at 400 parts per million (ppm) for the first time in millions of years, a sense of dread spread around the world...

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Haiyan: A Disaster Made Worse By Greed

Sonali Kolhatkar truthdig http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/haiyan_a_disaster_made_worse_by_greed_20131114 While the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report is 95 percent confidentthat global warming is caused by human activity (there are very few areas of active research in which scientists are so confident), what falls out of the scope of the report is which humans are...

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