Иван Карамазов

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The GOP’s deadliest deception: How Republicans made climate change America’s most divisive political issue

The U.S. is the world’s second largest carbon emitter. Until it comes to a consensus, the whole world is at risk<p>"Human kind ...cannot bear very much reality." —T.S. Eliot, <i>Burnt Norton</i><p>It's been over a year since polling data found that climate change has emerged as America's most polarizing …

Global climate change pledges will not be enough: U.N | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - National promises to cut emissions as part of preparations for a United Nations summit at the end of the year would cap global warming at the unacceptably high level of 3 degrees Celsius, the U.N.’s climate boss said on Tuesday.<p>A woman holds a child as travellers wait for the …

Biggest Companies `Obstructing' Climate Policy, Report Finds

Almost half of the world’s 100 largest companies, including Procter & Gamble Co. and Duke Energy Corp., are “obstructing climate change legislation,” …

Sierra Nevada snowpack is much worse than thought: a 500-year low

When California Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a snowless Sierra Nevada meadow on April 1 and ordered unprecedented drought restrictions, it was the first time in 75 years that the area had lacked any sign of spring snow.<p>Now researchers say this year's record-low snowpack may be far more historic — and …

World on Path to Miss 2C Target

Changing Planet<p>Plans submitted by world’s top polluters won’t limit global warming to the 2-degree Celsius threshold recommended by the United Nations, according to the Climate Action Tracker (CAT), a tool developed by a consortium of four European research organizations.<p>In a report released last …

National Geographic Is Now Owned by a Climate Change Denier

News broke yesterday afternoon that Australian media mogul and climate change denier Rupert Murdoch has purchased a majority stake in <i>National</i> …

New details on family poisoned by pesticide: Sons can't eat or walk alone

<b>(CNN) —</b> As two Delaware teens recovering from pesticide poisoning struggle to eat, walk and sit up on their own, an investigation into what went wrong highlights failures on several levels, including lax oversight and a history of corruption at the U.S. Virgin Islands government agency in charge of …

Climate change denier Rupert Murdoch just bought National Geographic, which gives grants to scientists

Rupert Murdoch, the new boss of National Geographic.<p>The National Geographic magazine has been a nonprofit publication since inception in 1888, but …

Media Industry

Scientists tried to redo 38 climate change-denying studies — and it didn't go very well

About 97% of scientists agree not only that climate change is real, but also that human activity, like driving a fossil fuel-burning car, is making …

Here's How Many Trees Humans Cut Down Each Year

Trees play a crucial role supporting life across the globe, producing oxygen and absorbing climate change-causing carbon dioxide. But, despite the …

Ecology

Is America Ready for Climate Change Refugees?

Right after the government of Iceland announced to accept only 50 refugees in 2015, more than 10,000 Icelanders offered on Facebook to take them in their own houses this week. If Iceland would have as many inhabitants as the U.S. the number would be more than 1 million.<p>The number of refugees coming …

Impact of climate change on the Arctic 'scary', says Obama's envoy

‘I think we should all be concerned’ says special representative for the region Robert Papp amid fears that warming effects will lead to scramble for resources<p>Climate change is exerting “really scary” impacts on the Arctic with far-reaching consequences for the rest of the world, Barack Obama’s …

Global Warming

Intelligence, creativity and bipolar disorder may share underlying genetics

Serious mood disorders such as bipolar may be the price humans have had to pay for our intelligence and creativity.<p>That’s according to new research which links high childhood IQ to an increased risk of experiencing manic bipolar traits in later life.<p>Researchers examined data from a large birth …

Mental Health

How Bad Is the Damage to the Animas River?

The EPA accidentally dumped 3 million gallons of wastewater from a mine into the river in southwestern Colorado.<p>It looked Photoshopped, but it was definitely real: A river in Colorado flowed orange.<p>Last week, a cleanup crew from the Environmental Protection Agency working along the Animas River in …

How China and Russia are running rings around Washington

A geopolitical “big bang” just happened in Eurasia, and it’s not good for United States<p>Let’s start with the geopolitical Big Bang you know nothing about, the one that occurred just two weeks ago. Here are its results: from now on, any possible future attack on Iran threatened by the Pentagon (in …

Russia and the New Cold War in Historical Context: Part II of Conversations With Russia Scholar Stephen Cohen

This past May, the world celebrated the 70th Anniversary of the defeat of Nazi Germany by Allied Forces. Professor Cohen and I began our interview with a discussion about the increasing downplaying of Russia's critical role as an ally of the U.S. and Britain in this victory. As Cohen explains, …

Investigation uncovers Canadian embassy in Ukraine used as a haven in 2014 by anti-government protesters

KYIV, Ukraine — It was one of those events that simply appeared and disappeared during the bloody, swift-moving events of Ukraine in the winter …

Russia is the unquestioned aggressor in Ukraine. It has built up powerful forces all along its borders with NATO members in Europe, to the point …

Putin criticizes US but offers to cooperate on global crises

Russia would retaliate to Pentagon weapon stationing plan: official | DW | 15.06.2015

According to the Russian news agency Interfax, defense ministry official General Yuri Yakubov on Monday slammed the reported Pentagon proposal to …

Russia

Obama's Stupid Propaganda Stuff

<b>Exclusive:</b> Just last month, President Obama dispatched Secretary of State Kerry to secure Russian President Putin’s help in addressing the Syrian …

5 Chris Christie scandals that blow #Bridgegate out of the water

The New Jersey governor has reportedly used Hurricane Sandy relief money for political purposes, and so much worse<p>Last week, a Monmouth University poll found that 50 percent of New Jersey’s adults believed Chris Christie was personally involved in the ongoing #Bridgegate scandal, a massive PR …

Russia accuses West of trying to destabilize Macedonia | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - - Russia accused “Western organizers” on Saturday of trying to foment a “color revolution” in the troubled former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, where political tensions are building ahead of an opposition rally on Sunday.<p>An little girl stand in front of her destroyed house in …

The Dwight Eisenhower lesson America forgot

In his farewell address, Ike famously warned about our military industrial complex. Now we face permanent war<p>It’s 1990. I’m a young captain in the U.S. Air Force. I’ve just witnessed the fall of the Berlin Wall, something I never thought I’d see, short of a third world war. Right now I’m witnessing …

Stranded: How America's Failing Public Transportation Increases Inequality

The nation’s crumbling infrastructure makes it hard for those living in poverty to access jobs, quality groceries, and good schools.<p>Transportation is about more than just moving people from point A to point B. It’s also a system that can either limit or expand the opportunities available to people …

Urban Design