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By Stan Cox / 31 March 2022
kazakhstan-oil.jpg Introduction by Tom Engelhardt of TomDispatch: In case you hadn’t noticed, we live on an eternally well-oiled and well-gassed planet.  Only recently, for instance, Joe Biden announced that the U.S. was going to ramp up the supplies of frozen liquid natural gas (LNG) it sends to Europe by 15 billion cubic meters in response to the invasion of Ukraine and the sanctions on Russia that followed.  That’s a lot of gas and, as a... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 29 March 2022
antarctic.jpg East Antarctica, often times referred to as “the final frontier of global warming,” is making headlines once again. A few weeks ago East Antarctica’s temperatures soared by 50F–90F above normal. (Ref: Antarctica Crushes Records, March 23, 2022) A couple of weeks later East Antarctica’s Conger Ice Shelf (1,200 sq km) completely collapsed and two additional calving events occurred at other glaciers, all in the same week. This prompts an... Read more
By Robert Hunziker / 26 March 2022
greenland.jpg The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in many respects is a Delphic institution whose reports are a function of political discretion as it provides justification for nation-state policies that are seldom fulfilled, e.g., only a handful of the 193 signatory nations to Paris ’15 have met commitments. This scandalous outright failure at a dicey time for the climate system only serves to hasten loss of stability and integrity of the... Read more
By Don / 22 March 2022
The September 2021 Scientific American included a description by the editors of the deplorable state of disaster relief in the US. They traced the root cause of problems with relief programs as their “focus on restoring private property,” which results in little attention to those “with the least capacity to deal with disasters.” The book Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change in Cuba: Adaptation and Management (2021) came out the next month.

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By Abhaya Raj Joshi / 14 December 2021
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By TJ Coles / 14 December 2021
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