Western Industrial Farming Is Eating Our Forests and Accelerating Climate Change
The dynamics of deforestation are increasingly inseparable from the growing demand for food from consumers in the most developed countries.
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We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy
Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
State of Surveillance
Pentagon Wants to Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance
A series of research projects, patent filings, and policy changes indicate that the Pentagon wants to use social media surveillance to quell domestic insurrection and rebellion.
The UN's Devastating Climate Change Report Was Too Optimistic
The IPCC has been criticized for being "too alarmist. If anything, it is the opposite. With their latest report, they have been overly conservative."
Climate Deniers Are More Likely to Hate Democracy
If you care strongly about climate change, you’re most likely to be someone passionate about democracy. If you don’t think climate change is real, odds are that you don’t find the core principles of democracy very appealing, either.
Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds
"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."
Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise
A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.
How Fracking Companies Use Facebook Surveillance to Ban Protest
Oil and gas companies are discrediting activists using social media to justify banning their protests.
Cambridge Analytica's Fossil Fuel Connections
Several key directors at Cambridge Analytica's parent company have direct connections to the fossil fuel industry, records show.
Scientists Urge ‘System Change’ to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change
In a recent report, experts outlined four steps that could help us get on track.
Global Investment Firm Warns 7.8 Degrees of Global Warming Is Possible
The British firm wants clients to factor climate change into investment decisions.
The End of Oil
We’re a Cheap Battery Away From Phasing Out Fossil Fuels
The chairman of Europe's biggest solar company tells us why Big Oil is facing an imminent threat.
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