Daily Archives: April 9, 2017

Under the Cloud of Threatening War: Resurgent Militarism and the Climate Collapse of Fossil-Fueled Civilizations | EV & N – 243 – CCTV


The intensive consumption of fossil fuels and destruction of biodiversity in war and the preparation for warfare will hasten global climate collapse as nations become ever-more addicted to the combustion of ever greater amounts of the dwindling reserves of fossil-fuels and may even seek to resort to nuclear weaponry in their desperation for dominance.

As citizens of Earth we are now all burdened with nation-states that are structurally committed to consume and destroy whatever now remains of the world’s natural capital in their competitive quest for power and survival.

Our surest hope is to recover and discover a new foundation for civic action based on embracing, restoring and enhancing the integrity of  Earth’s biogeochemical cycling systems to work toward system-wide resilience and sustainability.

BREAKING: President Trump Announces Syria Attacks

FOX 10 Phoenix

Published on Apr 6, 2017

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The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield early Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians.

The Tomahawk missile strikes destroyed portions of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military infrastructure. Fox has learned there was one primary target an airbase in Shayrat, located outside Homs, a US official tells Fox News

The military plans called for 43 Tomahawks to be fired from the USS Porter and USS Ross. The two Destroyers in the Med can carry 70 Tomahawks altogether.

US defense officials tell Fox the two warships have been training for the past two days to execute this mission.

James Hansen: What Makes A Scientist Take A Stand? : NPR

April 7, 20178:59 AM ET
Heard on TED Radio Hour

About James Hansen

James Hansen is currently an adjunct professor at Columbia University’s Earth Institute — where he also directs the program on Climate Science, Awareness, and Solutions. Prior to that, he was the director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Dr. Hansen was one of the earliest scientists to call attention to the effects of climate change.

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