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Guy McPherson on the end of the world

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Stand Still for the Apocalypse

Chris Hedges: Stand Still for the Apocalypse

Monday, 26 November 2012 09:15 By Chris Hedges,

U.S.: Hurrican Sandy - The New "Normal"

[Climate IMC has been malfunctioning for an extended period during which some critical climate news has taken place. Below is a brief overview of Hurricane Sandy -ed]

Some called it Frankenstorm Sandy, some Superstorm Sandy, needless to say Hurricane Sandy was the worst storm the New York Metro area and New Jersy has seen in decades, if not ever. Earlier in October many islands in the Carribean were devastated by the storm. As it made it's way north up the Atlantic coast of the U.S. it became apparent that Hurricane Sandy would turn to the west and slam directly into the densly populated Metro Area. Photos of the aftermath [here, here and here] give a sense of the destruction, but it's the stories [here,  and here] on the ground that describe the impact on people, the environment and other species.

While some referred to Hurricane sandy as a 100-year, or even a 500-hundred year storm, many climate watchers pointed out the obvious: a warmer climate facilitates stronger storms. And none other than respected climate scientists like James Hansen have the data. The devastation of Sandy on the New York Metro area now has even moderate politicians finally speaking up about climate change. That in the wake of three U.S. presidential debates where the word "climate" never even came up. Most people picking up what's left of their homes and lives on the east coast of the United States and in the Carribean probably think it's time to end climate silence now .

Related: Video Report: Frankenstorm Sandy a wakeup call on climate change for the USA?

McKibben article stirs climate crisis debate

Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
Three simple numbers that add up to global catastrophe - and that make clear who the real enemy is

By Bill McKibben
July 19, 2012 9:35 AM ET

Burn up the Biosphere and Call It Renewable Energy

Burn up the Biosphere and Call It Renewable Energy

Burn Up the Biosphere and Call It Renewable Energy: The New Taxpayer
Bailout That Will Make You Sick AND Poor

Just when you thought the biofuels bad dream was about over along
comes the nightmare of "biomass."
by Rachel Smolker

Last week President Obama announced his plans to ensure that the
mandate for biofuels, 36 billion gallons by 2022, voted into law in

The international food system and the climate crisis

Today’s global food system, with all its high-tech seeds and fancy packaging, cannot fulfil its most basic function of feeding people. Despite this monumental failure, there is no talk in the corridors of power of changing direction.

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