From Fires to Floods to Sea Level Rise, Human-Induced Climate Crisis Is Severely Disrupting Earth

We continue to discuss the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which details the damage of climate change already underway around the world and warns that much worse is yet to come unless governments drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The report tallies the losses from human-induced climate change “in an absolutely scientifically verifiable …
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Keir Starmer’s comments on Dawn Butler takes fence-sitting to the next level

Support us and go ad-free Labour leader Keir Starmer has taken fence-sitting to the next level after claiming that he both supports Dawn Butler and the deputy speaker who expelled her from the House of Commons. Starmer stated that Butler was right to call Boris Johnson a liar, and he branded the Prime Minister “the …
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Sea Level Expert in Miami: “We Are Building Here Like There’s No Tomorrow — Maybe That’s Correct”

As the death toll from the 13-story apartment building collapse in Florida rises to 12, with nearly 150 people still missing, we examine how the disaster raises new questions about how rising sea levels will impact oceanside buildings in Miami and other cities. “The reason this is so important is that either this is something …
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New report says NHS and social care staff burnout at ’emergency’ level

NHS and social care staff burnout has reached an “emergency” level and poses a risk to the future of services, MPs have warned. Burned out In a highly critical report, the Health and Social Care Committee called for immediate action to support exhausted staff who have worked throughout the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but pointed to …
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UK media is about to take Noam Chomsky’s ‘manufacturing consent’ to a whole new level

Professor Noam Chomsky co-wrote Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which famously argued that the mainstream media’s role was all about suppressing criticism of the powerful. Now recent moves in the UK are about to see that ‘manufactured consent’ taken to a whole new level. These big media players won’t be content …
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Biden Reverses Trump’s Trans Military Ban, But Assault on Rights Continues at State Level

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order repealing the Trump administration’s ban on transgender people serving in the U.S. military and ordered the Pentagon to review the files of troops who were forced out because of the ban and to immediately halt discharges of transgender troops now serving. Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender …
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Unemployment rate soars to highest level for more than four years

Britain’s jobless rate has soared to its highest level for more than four years as official figures showed nearly 830,000 workers have been dropped from UK payrolls since the start of the pandemic. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the unemployment rate reached 5% for the first time since early 2016 in the three …
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US House of Representatives votes to decriminalise cannabis at federal level

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives has approved a bill to decriminalise and tax marijuana in the US at the federal level. HISTORIC MOMENT: The U.S. House of Representatives just passed the MORE Act to comprehensively reform our federal marijuana laws! — Marijuana Policy Project (@MarijuanaPolicy) December 4, 2020   Opponents of the bill mocked Democrats …
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A Tory MP just took ‘tone deaf’ to a whole new level

A tweet by a Conservative MP seemed rather tone deaf. Because the seeming ignorance he displayed in just a few characters was quite something to behold – even by Tory standards. But delving deeper, was he actually using the NHS and its staff to make a political point against his own government? ‘Doing a Redwood’ …
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Government ‘secret Orwellian unit’ would take blacklisting journalists to a new level

The UK government has allegedly set up an ‘Orwellian’ unit to blacklist journalists and act as a clearing house for freedom of information requests. A new investigation by Open Democracy reported that Michael Gove’s office set up the specialised unit which also coaches departments on how to respond to freedom of information requests (FOIs) from journalists. Gove’s …
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