Daily Archives: January 12, 2019


African Governments Need to Negotiate Better Deals with China. Here’s How They Can Do It

Maritime defense! Conservationist and traffickers battle in Gulf of California

How effective would a U.S. -Mexico border wall be?

NBC Journalist Resigns With Scathing Resignation Letter Against Network’s Pro-War Agenda

Scientists’ Warning to Humanity & Business as Un-usual

Published on Dec 27, 2018

Subscribe to http://ScientistsWarning.TV – On the first day of COP-24, the annual UN climate negotiations, Stuart Scott and Victoria Hurth teamed up to discuss the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity (http://ScientistsWarning.org/) followed by the part that business can and must play to reverse disastrous current ecological and climate trends that threaten life on Earth

Ugo Bardi: Societal Collapse, the Seneca Effect

Climate State
Published on Jan 6, 2019

Ugo Bardi (University of Florence), speaks at the 50th Anniversary Summit of the Club of Rome, October 2018. “Fortune is of sluggish growth, but ruin is rapid.” Toward a General Theory of Societal Collapse. A Biophysical Examination of Tainter s Model of the Diminishing Returns of Complexity – In this paper, we present a simple biophysical model which we link to the concept that societies collapse because of the diminishing returns of complexity proposed by Joseph Tainter. https://arxiv.org/abs/1810.07056
Source https://www.facebook.com/clubofrome/v… and https://50thclubofrome.com
Teaser image by Hubert Robert https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi…
See also, Seneca the Younger https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seneca_the_Younger

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Ugo Bardi, Sara Falsini, and Ilaria Perissi, Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Firenze, Italy
and Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali (INSTM)
Polo Scientifico di Sesto Fiorentino, via della Lastruccia 3, Sesto F. 50019 (Fi), Italy

Senator calls out Fossil Fuel Funding in U.S. Politics

Climate State
Published on Jan 12, 2019

What happens in climate pollution does affect a global scale — According to @SenWhitehouse, 60 of the 70 billion $ spent by conservative interests to keep the U.S. Senate in Republican hands was connected to fossil fuel interests. They bought the U.S. Senate to block climate action. https://twitter.com/MichaelEMann/stat…
Senator Whitehouse on Twitter https://twitter.com/SenWhitehouse/sta…

Indentured Labor in the Age of Imperialism, 1834-1922 (Studies in Comparative World History): David Northrup

The indentured labour trade was begun to replace freed slaves on sugar plantations in British colonies in the 1830s, but expanded to many other locations around the world.

This is the first survey of the global flow of indentured migrants from Africa that developed after the end of the slave trade and continued until shortly after the First World War. This volume describes the experiences of the two million Asians, Africans, and South Pacific Islanders who signed long-term labour contracts in return for free passage overseas, modest wages, and other benefits. The experience of these indentured migrants of different origins and destinations is compared in terms of their motives, conditions of travel, and subsequent creation of permanent overseas settlements.

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Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route: Saidiya Hartman

In Lose Your Mother, Saidiya Hartman traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey she took along a slave route in Ghana. Following the trail of captives from the hinterland to the Atlantic coast, she reckons with the blank slate of her own genealogy and vividly dramatizes the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African American history.

The slave, Hartman observes, is a stranger―torn from family, home, and country. To lose your mother is to be severed from your kin, to forget your past, and to inhabit the world as an outsider. There are no known survivors of Hartman’s lineage, no relatives in Ghana whom she came hoping to find. She is a stranger in search of strangers, and this fact leads her into intimate engagements with the people she encounters along the way and with figures from the past whose lives were shattered and transformed by the slave trade. Written in prose that is fresh, insightful, and deeply affecting, Lose Your Mother is a “landmark text” (Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams).

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