The latest global economic slump underlines our reliance on growth. What happens when the economy stumbles?
Source: The Independent
Thank God man-made global warming was proven to be a hoax. Just imagine what the world might have looked like now if those conspiring scientists had been telling the truth. No doubt Nasa would be telling us that this year is now the hottest since humans began keeping records. The weather satellites would show that even when heat from the sun significantly dipped earlier this year, the world still got hotter. Russia’s vast forests would be burning to the ground in the fiercest drought they have ever seen, turning the air black in Moscow, killing 15,000 people, and forcing foreign embassies to evacuate. Because warm air holds more water vapour, the world’s storms would be hugely increasing in intensity and violence – drowning one fifth of Pakistan, and causing giant mudslides in China.
Source: Yes Magazine
In January of this year, while procrastinating on Facebook, I followed a link to an article reporting on evidence that there may be health effects associated with consuming Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) corn. Clicking on that link was one of those moments on which I look back and laugh. I had no idea how my life was about to change.
The article I stumbled onto concerned a study done in 2009 by a group of French scientists investigating the safety of genetically modified food. Their results, as published in the International Journal of Biological Sciences, pointed toward kidney and liver damage in rats fed GM corn.
The Washington, DC rally promoted by Glenn Beck and Fox News on August 28, 2010 has been called a non-political event by Beck and others.
A recent conflict in Bolivia is similar to others across Latin America between the promises of left-leaning governments, the needs of the people and the finite resources of Pachamama (Mother Earth).
Snehal Shingavi: US has blamed Pakistan for failed policies in region
Snehal Shingavi is an assistant professor of South Asian literature at the University of Texas in Austin, where he is also working on a book-length manuscript on contemporary Pakistani fiction in English. Snehal has written extensively about India and Pakistan for such publications as Counter Punch, Z Net, the International Socialist Review, and Left Hook.