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23 juli 2015

"Not Dark Yet"

© Peter; titel naar een lied van Bob Dylan (album Time Out of Mind)
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Zie ook:
Zwermende boom
Hemel / gravure
Zee van niets
Vlugge schets van berkenbast
Openbaring en illusie

21 juli 2015

Zeespiegelstijging kan sneller gaan dan gedacht: alarmerend toekomstscenario

The world's most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet's future
Door Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, 20 juli 2015

[...] James Hansen has often been out ahead of his scientific colleagues. With his 1988 congressional testimony, the then-NASA scientist is credited with putting the global warming issue on the map by saying that a warming trend had already begun. [...] Now Hansen [...] is publishing what he says may be his most important paper. Along with 16 other researchers - including leading experts on the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets - he has authored a lengthy study outlining an scenario of potentially rapid sea level rise combined with more intense storm systems.

15 juli 2015

Ongelijkheid rijk en arm: 35 verbijsterende feiten


Door Larry Larry Schwartz, AlterNet, 13 juli 2015

[...] The 1970s [...] brought a screeching halt to the expansion of the American middle class. [...] Cuts in corporate taxes, stagnant worker wage growth, the right-wing war on unions, and corporate outsourcing of work overseas greased the wheels of the middle-class decline and the upper-class elevation. Cuts in taxes on the wealthy, under the guise of trickle-down economics, have resulted in lower government revenue and cuts to all kinds of services. All of which has led to today, an era of national and international inequality unparalleled since the days of the Roaring '20s.