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Noam Chomsky: Why Donald Trump is pushing the doomsday clock to the brink of midnight

Noam Chomsky discussed Trump, Russia, history and the<p><i>The following is an</i> <i>transcript of a recent public interview at the University of Arizona with linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky by Dr. David N. Gibbs.</i><p><b>David Gibbs:</b> The main issue on everyone’s minds is the inauguration of Donald Trump …

Geopolitics

This Comic Shows How The Earth's Temperature Has Changed Since Humans Appeared

The intellectual arguments against manmade climate change are devolving at such a rapid pace they’d make Darwin blush, with a “survival of the unfit” …

5 Reasons a Trump Administration Should Scare the Sh*t Out of Anyone Who Cares About the Environment

He isn't totally sold on the reality of climate change.<p>When you deeply want something to be true, that’s when you have to question it the most.<p>I want chocolate-covered bacon to be a health food. Who doesn’t want to get in shape by eating food so tasty it might give you an orgasm? To pretend it’s …

The extinction crisis is far worse than you think

Vanishing<p>The extinction crisis is far worse than you think.<p>Scroll, swipe, or arrow down to begin<p>In all of Earth's history, there have been five mass extinction events. You can see them charted here.<p>Now, we’re on the verge of the sixth extinction. And three-quarters of all species could …

Biodiversity

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

Green Burials Are Forcing the Funeral Industry to Rethink Death

As cemeteries turn into landfills, Americans are turning to less destructive ways to bury the dead.<p>By Tony Rehagen | October 27, 2016<p>Cynthia Beal, …

Sustainability

Fighting A Case Of Really Bad Gas

Among global warming’s cast of characters, these two stand out.<p>If climate change were an action thriller, CO2 would have a starring role as the fallen hero. A judicious dose of the heat-trapping gas keeps our planet cozy. Over the last century, CO2 has grown in power and slipped towards the dark …

Mental Floss

MENTAL FLOSS STUDIOS<p>Language<p>The story of cool<p>Language<p>The story of cool<p>Fun<p>Unleash your inner lumberjack<p>Fun<p>Unleash your inner lumberjack<p>Literature<p>When …

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How Not to Save New York City, or Your Home

The New York Times and New York Magazine show how not to lead on the biggest issue of our time. It's up to leaders to lead.<p>This is a post about what leaders, entrepreneurs, and other Inc.com readers do best--to lead people to improve their lives.<p>People used to consider climate change anti-business. …

Sea Level

In Arctic, Ancient Diseases Reanimate and Highways Melt as Temperatures Hit ''Frenzy'' of Records

Byron Peak with Byron Glacier in the middle-left of photo. Less than 20 years ago, Byron glacier used to cover the upper portion of the valley but is …

Ocean Waves Could Supply the World's Power and Drinking Water

A new kind of renewable energy technology in use off Australia’s coast converts the relentless movement of the ocean’s waves into what is potentially …

'The blob': how marine heatwaves are causing unprecedented climate chaos

Wide-scale disruption from warming oceans is increasing, but they could change our understanding of the climate<p>First seabirds started falling out of the sky, washing up on beaches from California to Canada.<p>Then emaciated and dehydrated sea lion pups began showing up, stranded and on the brink of …

Climate Change

The Passive House: What it is and why you should care

<i>This article was originally published on Houzz on May 7, 2014, as "The Passive House: What It Is and Why You Should Care," and is presented here with</i> …