Tom Lewis

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Retired General: 'Our Bases and Stations on the Coast Are Going Underwater'

This past July, in a Congressional hearing on “The Status and Outlook for U.S. and North American Energy and Resource Security,” retired Marine …

Measuring up US infrastructure against other countries

How does infrastructure in the U.S. compare to that of the rest of the world? It depends on who you ask.<p>On the last two report cards from the …

Road Safety

'I wish I could get President Trump to see this': Fairground becomes a makeshift hospital 'like you'd expect to see in Sudan' to deal with the US health care crisis as officials grumble over Obamacare

President Trump has been urged to visit a country fairground in Virginia which has become a makeshift hospital to deal with the US health care crisis.<p>…

Thousands flock to free medical clinic, as Washington dithers on health care

By Gregory S. Schneider<p>Gregory S. Schneider<p>Reporter covering Virginia from the Richmond bureau<p>Email Bio Follow<p>WISE, Va. — The sick and the disabled pour out of these mountains every summer for their one shot at free health care, but this year was supposed to hold hope for a better solution.<p>Donald …

Health Care

The Imperial City’s Fiscal Waterloo

This post The Imperial City’s Fiscal Waterloo appeared first on Daily Reckoning.[Urgent Note: David Stockman warns that the nation’s economy and a …

Staving Off the Coming Global Collapse

‘Overshoot’ is when a species uses resources faster than can be replenished. We’re already there. And show no signs of changing.

To My Fellow Plutocrats: You Can Cure Trumpism

Pay your workers a decent wage and maybe you can stave off the pitchforks that are still coming for us.<p>Since Election Day, I’ve been overwhelmed by anguished calls, emails and conversations from you, my wealthy friends, who, for the first time, are confronting the real possibility that our cozy …

The Mighty U.S. Shale Oil Industry To Lose Another $20 Billion In 2017

Well, it looks like the U.S. shale oil industry is going to chalk up another lousy year of financial losses in 2017. This shouldn’t be a surprise as …

Blowing bubbles: The new world economic order

First, it was a gaggle of billionaires. Now, the global financial puppeteers are getting queasy.<p>Late last year, Chinese property tycoon Wang Jianlin …

World food supplies at risk as climate change threatens international trade, warn experts

The world’s food supplies are in danger as climate change and the increasing reliance on global trade threaten to create shortages and sudden, …

Agriculture

The Looming Energy Shock

There will be an extremely painful oil supply shortfall sometime between 2018 and 2020. It will be highly disruptive to our over-leveraged global …

No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target seriously

If we mean what we say, no more new fossil fuels, anywhere.<p>One of the morbidly fascinating aspects of climate change is how much cognitive dissonance it generates, in individuals and nations alike.<p>The more you understand the brutal logic of climate change — what it could mean, the effort necessary …

American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries in 2017

The tabs on their shoulders read “Special Forces,” “Ranger,” “Airborne.” And soon their guidon—the “colors” of Company B, 3rd Battalion of the US …

War

Trump, Qatar and the Danger of Total Confusion

Photo by Mike Maguire | CC BY 2.0<p>The isolation of Qatar appears to be a major step in the Saudi plan, directed by the newly pronounced crown prince, …

A Combination of Historical Ignorance and Disastrous Blundering

The US army, through a combination of historical ignorance and disastrous blundering, failed to populate Afghanistan’s post-invasion government with …

The Doomsday Glacier

<b>Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica</b> is so remote that only 28 human beings have ever set foot on it.<p>Knut Christianson, a 33-year-old glaciologist at …

The Lights Are Going Out in the Middle East

Six months ago, I was in the National Museum in Beirut, marvelling at two Phoenician sarcophagi among the treasures from ancient Middle Eastern civilizations, when the lights suddenly went out. A few days later, I was in the Bekaa Valley, whose towns hadn’t had power for half the day, as on many …

What Donald Trump Needs to Know About Bob Mueller and Jim Comey

The two men who could bring down the president have been preparing their entire lives for this moment.<p>When Jim Comey first learned that Andrew Card and Alberto Gonzales were on their way to the George Washington Hospital room of John Ashcroft, his first call for help was to Bob Mueller. Comey knew …

U.S. Department of Justice

Concrete, or beaches? World's sand running out as global construction booms

A crucial component of concrete, sand is vital to the global construction industry, writes Nick Meynen. China alone is importing a billion tonnes of …

Trump's threat to the 2020 Census

Says one expert: ‘We could be heading for a train wreck.’<p>It’s three years away and still a year from its scheduled dress rehearsal, but nervous observers are already asking: What happens to the 2020 U.S. census under President Donald Trump?<p>The first day of this month marked three years until Census …

The Renewable Fuels Con

You can’t just sell <i>gas</i> anymore.Most people don’t realize it, but what they’re pumping into their car’s tank isn’t actually gasoline, properly …

High Ground Is Becoming Hot Property as Sea Level Rises

MIAMI — One of the first sea-level rise maps Broadway Harewood saw was a few years back, when climate activists gathered in his neighborhood to talk …

US Dropping Bombs Quicker Than They Can Be Replaced

Massive air wars in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan are just the beginning of the story for the United States military, with regular strikes in places …

War

Future World Economic Growth In Big Trouble As Oil Discoveries Fall To Historic Lows

Future global economic growth is in serious trouble as oil discoveries fell to historic lows last year. The International Energy Agency (IEA) …

Gas production falling off despite increase in drilling

The number of U.S. rigs drilling for gas has almost doubled since August, but output continues to fall.<p>This story is only available from the Arkansas …

11 Facts That Prove That The U.S. Economy In 2017 Is In Far Worse Shape Than It Was In 2016

There is much debate about where the U.S. economy is ultimately heading, but what everybody should be able to agree on is that economic conditions …

Plastic-eating bugs? It’s a great story – but there’s a sting in the tail | Philip Ball

Breeding wax moth caterpillars to devour our waste sounds good. But they would attack bee colonies too, and ultimately put crops at risk<p>Caterpillars that can munch up plastic bags have just been identified, fuelling excited speculation that this could one day eliminate global pollution from plastic …

Troubling Signs At Bakken As Oil Production Growth Stalls

The euphoria of rising U.S. oil production continues in the Mainstream media while troubling signs are now taking place at the Bakken. Even though …

"The Retail Bubble Has Now Burst": A Record 8,640 Stores Are Closing In 2017

<i>“Thousands of new doors opened and rents soared. This created a bubble, and like housing, that bubble has now burst.”</i> - <b>Richard Hayne, Urban</b> …

The trees that make Southern California shady and green are dying. Fast

The trees that shade, cool and feed people from Ventura County to the Mexican border are dying so fast that within a few years it's possible the region will look, feel, sound and smell much less pleasant than it does now.<p>"We're witnessing a transition to a post-oasis landscape in Southern …