Extinction Rate Rivals That of Dinosaurs, 2014 Likely Hottest Year Ever

Extinction Rate Rivals That of Dinosaurs, 2014 Likely Hottest Year Ever Polar bears, already an endangered species, are seeing their numbers continue to drop as Arctic sea ice continues its dramatic decline due to climate disruption. (Image via Shutterstock) Recent studies show that current animal extinction rates from anthropogenic climate disruption now rival the extinction that annihilated the dinosaurs 65 […] Click here to view original web page at...

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.1% of America Now Controls 22% of Wealth: The Wealth Gap Has Killed the Middle Class

.1% of America Now Controls 22% of Wealth: The Wealth Gap Has Killed the Middle Class A new working paper by London School of Economics professors Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman sheds some very unflattering light on the American wealth gap, which has reached levels unseen since the Roaring ‘20s. The wealth gap has been overtaking the income […] Click here to view original web page at...

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The Battle of Worldviews

The Battle of Worldviews The transition from an expansionist worldview to a sustainable and caring worldview is the biggest challenge facing humanity today. This transition will not be easy and the 1% will resist, yet it is absolutely necessary for the well-being of our planet and future generations.  We are at pivotal point in human history. The next major phase in the evolution of humankind is just beginning. It involves the transition from the 5,000 year-old worldview of expansionism — controlled by elitists and...

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"All the issues we care about most – climate change, international debt, nuclear proliferation, war, the balance of trade between nations – can be resolved only at the global or the international level. Without global measures, it is impossible to see how we might distribute wealth from rich nations to poor ones, tax the mobile rich and their even more mobile money, control the shipment of toxic waste, sustain the ban on landmines, prevent the use of nuclear weapons, broker peace between nations or prevent powerful states from forcing weaker ones to trade on their terms. By working only at the local level, we leave these, the most critical of issues, to the men who have appointed themselves to run the world."
George Monbiot