Daily Archives: August 22, 2016

The Last Hours of Humanity: Warming the World to Extinction: Thom Hartmann

Humanity, as we know it, is on the verge of extinction. There’s a common thread to every single mass extinction in our planet’s history. It’s global warming. From the Permian Mass Extinction 250 million years ago that killed off 95% of all life on Earth to the K/T mass extinction 65 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs, all were brought about by a sudden warming of the planet.

New research shows that once that warming hits a tipping point of 5-6 degrees Celsius, it triggers a cataclysmic melting of sea ice and the release of noxious methane gasses stored deep in the oceans around the world and below the permafrost in the Arctic, which further accelerates the warming of the planet to temperatures unsuitable to life.

This book, The Last Hours of Humanity, goes where far too few researchers have been willing to go, which is addressing global warming not as an economic or political problem, but as a geological problem that threatens the survival of every living thing on the planet, including us humans. By bringing together climate scientists, geologists, and cutting edge research too often left out of the global warming debate, the Last Hours of Humanity exposes the dangerous future of planet Earth, and what we humans have to do right now to save our species.

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Thom Hartmann Book Club – Last Hours of Humanity – August 22, 2016


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Published on Aug 22, 2016

Find out more at: http://www.thomhartmann.com

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WMO African Drought Conference


World Meteorological Organization – WMO

Published on Aug 22, 2016

WMO Deputy-Secretary General Elena Manaenkova, video message to the closing session.

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After Words with Seymour Hersh, “The Killing of Osama Bin Laden”


BookTV

Published on Aug 22, 2016

Journalist Seymour Hersh discusses his book, “The Killing of Osama Bin Laden” which examines the official accounts about Bin Laden’s death. Bob Dreyfuss of the Nation interviews Mr. Hersh.

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WFP in NIGERIA


World Food Programme

Published on Aug 22, 2016

Violence in north-east Nigeria, fueled by Boko Haram, has led to one of the most acute – and sorely neglected – humanitarian crises in the world. As areas become accessible, the scale of the human tragedy is becoming apparent. The World Food Programme is scaling up its assistance to reach more than 700,000 people in desperate need, including nutrition support for 150,000 children under the age of five who are at risk of malnutrition. To find out more, visit www.wfp.org/emergencies/nigeria

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Imperialism, the Refugee Crisis, and the EU


TheRealNews

Published on Aug 22, 2016

While wages decline and conditions are undermined for European workers, those refugees who make it to Europe become the most vulnerable of the working classes, says Professor Feyzi Ismail

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Labor Rights Brazenly Violated In Global ‘Corporate Utopias’


TheRealNews

Published on Aug 22, 2016

Matt Kennard details his new investigative report for In These Times, which exposes first-hand the severe mistreatment of workers and union busting in Cambodian and Chinese Special Economic Zones

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