Monday, 6 February 2017

Making America Ungovernable

Chris Hedges
Donald Trump's regime is rapidly reconfiguring the United States into an authoritarian state. All forms of dissent will soon be criminalized. Civil liberties will no longer exist. Corporate exploitation, through the abolition of regulations and laws, will be unimpeded. Global warming will accelerate. A repugnant nationalism, amplified by government propaganda, will promote bigotry and racism. Hate crimes will explode. New wars will be launched or expanded. Story here.

Massive hurricane-force Atlantic storm to push abnormally mild air toward North Pole

The Washington Post
A gigantic, powerhouse winter storm is charging through the North Atlantic and promises to flood the high Arctic with abnormally mild air. Arctic temperatures have blown past previous record highs in recent months, and this surge of (relative) warmth is just the latest in a long series that has amazed scientists. Story here.

Record-busting heat in eastern Australia as climate warming goes extreme

CLIMATE CODE RED

The Queensland town of Moree has recorded 41 days in a row of temperatures above 35C, absolutely smashing the previous record from 1981-82 of  17 days. Details here.

Nature trust 'astounded' by response to 100 Wild Islands campaign

CBCnews

Nova Scotia coastal archipelago now 85 per cent protected. Details here.

At least 80 million children under one are at risk of diseases such as diphtheria, measles and polio as COVID-19 disrupts routine vaccination efforts

World Health Organization A WHO photo. Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vacci...