Extreme Heat Could Make One Third of Planet Uninhabitable + Mass Media Fail to Link Heat Waves and Climate Change

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TheRealNews on Aug 1, 2018

Climate scientist Michael Mann says that, under a business-as-usual scenario, the mass displacement of billions could trigger an unprecedented national security crisis.

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The Spiritual Crisis In the Industrial Wine Industry by Shepherd Bliss

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by Shepherd Bliss
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Sebastopol, California
August 31, 2015

I have been contemplating why the growing struggle by rural residents against the expanding, industrial wine industry in Sonoma and Napa counties, Northern California, has touched my heart and soul so deeply.

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Dmitry Orlov: 2013: Revolutionary Travel Advisories, Economic Collapse and Food Prices

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Aug 23, 2012 by

In this episode, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the fact that we’re all cows eating candy during the global liquidity drought and yet Central Bank ‘farmers’ can’t see the ill-effects because the stock markets are at four year highs. In the second half of the show, Max Keiser talks to Dmitry Orlov about 2013: revolutionary travel advisories, economic and supply chain collapse and food stamp lines at Wal-Mart.

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A New Dust Bowl? by Chris Williams

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Chris Williams, author of Ecology and Socialism: Solutions to Capitalist Ecological Crisis, argues that the drought gripping the U.S. can’t be separated from climate change.
SocialistWorker.org
Aug. 6, 2012

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MORE THAN 50 percent of counties in the United States are now officially designated “disaster” zones. The reason given in 90 percent of cases is the continent-wide drought that has been devastating crop production. Forty-eight percent of the U.S. corn crop is rated as “poor to very poor,” along with 37 percent of soy; 73 percent of cattle acreage is suffering drought conditions, along with 66 percent of land given to the production of hay.

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Record breaking drought to affect US food prices

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Jul 26, 2012 by

The record breaking temperatures in the U.S. and the worst drought in nearly half a century are now driving up food prices.

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