PHILIP A. FARRUGGIO—Sadly, in this Military Industrial Empire that we live under, there are much too many people that the suckers, saps and lollipops celebrate as heroes. Though we have not been officially at war since 1941, the ‘ US War Machine’ has created what the late great Gore Vidal labeled ‘ Perpetual War’. Under the banner of phony, illegal and immoral wars on Libya, Afghanistan and Iraq, the media and right wing political whores have celebrated our young military men and women, shipped thousands of miles away to attack, destroy and occupy three sovereign nations, as heroes and brave warriors.READ ON
Other senior scientists agree the link is clear. Serious climate change is “unfolding before our eyes”, said Prof Rowan Sutton, at the University of Reading. “No one should be in the slightest surprised that we are seeing very serious heatwaves and associated impacts in many parts of the world.”
It is not too late to make the significant cuts needed in greenhouse gas emissions, said Mann, because the impacts progressively worsen as global warming increases. “It is not going off a cliff, it is like walking out into a minefield,” he said.
LEE CAMP—According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, “Wildfires in the western United States have been increasing in frequency and duration since the mid-1980s. Between 1986 and 2003, wildfires occurred nearly four times as often, burned more than six times the land area, and lasted almost five times as long when compared to the period between 1970 and 1986.”
There are many other ways the heating up of our planet is destroying our ability to survive, but extreme fires are perhaps the most obvious. If there’s ONE TIME the corporate media should mention that we are boiling ourselves and eliminating a future on this planet, it should be when grand historic cities like Athens, Greece are literally on fire.READ ON
PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS—To be clear, the Democratic Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives has accused Donald Trump of high treason against the United States. There is no outcry against this blatantly false accusation, totally devoid of evidence. The presstitute media instead of protesting this attempt at a coup against the President of the United States, trumpet the accusation as self-evident truth.Trump is a traitor because he wants peace with Russia.READ ON