For the First Time in Human Existence, CO2 Rates Break Records Two Years in a Row

Published on Truthout, 16 November 2016.

This year is likely to experience the fastest increase in the rate of carbon dioxide being added to the atmosphere. It will bring atmospheric CO2 to levels not seen since the Middle Miocene epoch, 15 million years ago, when global temperatures were 3-4C higher.

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US Military Plans to Dump 20,000 Tons of Heavy Metals and Explosives Into the Oceans

Published on Truthout, 15 November 2016.

Over the next 20 years, the US Navy is permitted to inject 20,000 tons of heavy metals, plastics and highly toxic compounds into our oceans. That, plus six decades of Naval exercises around the world, threatens to turn our oceans into one gigantic superfund site.

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Climate Disruption’s Legacy: Megadroughts, Extinctions, Obituaries for Reefs

Published on Truthout, 6 November 2016.

Earth is now warmer than it has been for 115,000 years. As temperature records fall and the planet continues to warm, studies show that global wildlife numbers have fallen by 58 percent since just 1970. We are, indeed, witnessing the alarming destruction of the Earth’s biosphere.

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