Brace for Impact

By Tom Lewis | Chronicling the collapse of the industrial age.

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 …

Climate Change

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 …

World Economic Forum

'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

• <b>Hundreds of desperate patients, some in their 90s, traveled miles to be seen to by doctors offering free care</b>• <b><br>Medical staff used animal stalls,</b> …

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 …

Economy

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.

Economics

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 …

Equality

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 …

Oil

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 …

Economy

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, …

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 …

Islamophobia

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 …

Climate

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

Nick TurseAnd we’re only halfway through the year.The post American Special Ops Forces Have Deployed to 70 Percent of the World’s Countries in 2017 …

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, …

Middle East

A Combination of Historical Ignorance and Disastrous Blundering

Donald Trump’s administration is now engulfed by so many self-inflicted scandals, which arise on such a regular basis, that it’s hard to imagine the …

The Doomsday Glacier

In the farthest reaches of Antarctica, a nightmare scenario of crumbling ice – and rapidly rising seas – could spell disaster for a warming</b> …

Climate Change

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 …

Middle East

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 …

Government