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There's Some Data To Back This Guy Up

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American Enterprise Institute: U.S. Austerity Measures Hurting Broader Economy.  

Austerity lovers of the world take note: Cutting government spending hurts the economy and it's not just the Paul Krugmans of the world that say so.

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Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind

Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Earth is a chemical battery where, over evolutionary time with a trickle-charge of photosynthesis using solar energy, billions of tons of living biomass were stored in forests and other ecosystems and in vast reserves of fossil fuels. In just the last few hundred years, humans extracted exploitable energy from these living and fossilized biomass fuels to build the modern industrial-technological-informational economy, to grow our population to more than 7 billion, and to transform the biogeochemical cycles and biodiversity of the earth. This rapid discharge of the earth’s store of organic energy fuels the human domination of the biosphere, including conversion of natural habitats to agricultural fields and the resulting loss of native species, emission of carbon dioxide and the resulting climate and sea level change, and use of supplemental nuclear, hydro, wind, and solar energy sources. The laws of thermodynamics governing the trickle-charge and rapid discharge of the earth’s battery are universal and absolute; the earth is only temporarily poised a quantifiable distance from the thermodynamic equilibrium of outer space. Although this distance from equilibrium is comprised of all energy types, most critical for humans is the store of living biomass. With the rapid depletion of this chemical energy, the earth is shifting back toward the inhospitable equilibrium of outer space with fundamental ramifications for the biosphere and humanity. Because there is no substitute or replacement energy for living biomass, the remaining distance from equilibrium that will be required to support human life is unknown.

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China has climate change deniers, too. But they’re mostly shunned.

China has climate change deniers, too. But they’re mostly shunned. | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Unlike in America, climate change skepticism in China is largely a left-wing notion.
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A Climate Denier is Leading the NASA Transition

A Climate Denier is Leading the NASA Transition | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Alarm bells about how the incoming Trump administration will approach NASA's climate research are ringing louder.
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Scientists Confirm: “the Blob” Really Messed Up the Northeast Pacific | Hakai Magazine

Scientists Confirm: “the Blob” Really Messed Up the Northeast Pacific | Hakai Magazine | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
The Pacific warm water “Blob” contributed to a record toxic algae bloom.
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More terrifying than Trump? The booming conspiracy culture of climate science denial | Graham Readfearn

More terrifying than Trump? The booming conspiracy culture of climate science denial | Graham Readfearn | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Conspiracy websites and hyperpartisan media outlets are building huge online audiences who want to hear climate change is a hoax
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Missouri's largest peach farmer sues Monsanto over alleged damage from illegal herbicide use

Monsanto denies it bears responsibility for actions by 'individuals who knowingly and intentionally broke state and federal law.'
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Nearly 100 killed, hundreds hurt as quake strikes Indonesia's Aceh

Nearly 100 killed, hundreds hurt as quake strikes Indonesia's Aceh | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Nearly 100 people were killed and hundreds injured in Indonesia on Wednesday when a strong earthquake hit its Aceh province and rescuers used earth movers and bare hands to search for survivors in scores of toppled buildings.
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Chimps help farmers ‘plant’ cacao in Guinea

Chimps help farmers ‘plant’ cacao in Guinea | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A mutually beneficial behavior may help an endangered population endure while boosting profits for farmers.
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Memo Outlines Planet-Killing GOP Energy Policy

Memo Outlines Planet-Killing GOP Energy Policy | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Greenpeace Energy Desk: President-elect Donald Trump is set to gut US environmental regulations, open up federal lands for fossil fuel extraction, and quit the Paris climate agreement, according to documents seen by Energydesk. A memo penned by Thomas Pyle, head of the Department of Energy transition team, and obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy, lists…
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“Science” Committee Goes Full Climate Denial/White Supremacist – Tweeting Breitbart

“Science” Committee Goes Full Climate Denial/White Supremacist – Tweeting Breitbart | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QK5Kp2uM1E Above, if you have not seen this video on the workings of Rep. Lamar Smith's House "Science" Committee, by all means do so now, and share with anyone that cares about the future. Then consider a donation to the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. You can tell if you are doing good work by…
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School shootings less likely in states with background checks on gun purchases

School shootings less likely in states with background checks on gun purchases | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
School shootings are less likely in US states with mandatory background checks on gun and ammunition purchases, and with higher levels of spending on mental health services and public education, reveals research publishe
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New discovery at heart of healthy cereals

New discovery at heart of healthy cereals | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new discovery at the University of Queensland could help reduce heart disease and boost nutrition security – the access to balanced nourishment - globally.
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Spread by Trade & Climate, Bugs Butcher America's Forests

Spread by Trade & Climate, Bugs Butcher America's Forests | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Forests from New England to the West Coast are jeopardized by invasive pests that defoliate and kill trees. Scientists say they're driving some tree species toward extinction and causing billions of dollars a year in damage.
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Exxon wins latest round in climate fight with Massachusetts AG

Exxon wins latest round in climate fight with Massachusetts AG | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is ordered to answer questions from Exxon's lawyers about her motivations in investigating the company for climate fraud, while experts decry precedent.
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The Teen-Agers Suing Over Climate Change

The Teen-Agers Suing Over Climate Change | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Michelle Nijhuis reports on state- and federal-level lawsuits over climate change, all brought by young people, and by the lawyer Julia Olson.
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Dakota Access company takes its battle to finish oil pipeline to court

Dakota Access company takes its battle to finish oil pipeline to court | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Move comes after Energy Transfer Partners was denied a key permit to drill under the Missouri river, and as Standing Rock leader urges protesters to go home
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Mexico jumps on the 'big reserve' trend of ocean conservation

Mexico jumps on the 'big reserve' trend of ocean conservation | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
On Monday, Mexico established 160 million acres in biological reserves, surpassing UN targets three years early.
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This Kansas farmer fought a government program to keep his farm sustainable

This Kansas farmer fought a government program to keep his farm sustainable | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
When federal crop insurance rules stymied Gail Fuller’s attempts to use sustainable farming strategies, he knew something had to change.
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China’s distant water fishing fleet growing unsustainably

China’s distant water fishing fleet growing unsustainably | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Rapid expansion and poor regulation of China’s distant water fishing fleet is adding to the strain on global fish stocks, writes Rashid Kang
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CBS News: What Happened to Arctic Sea Ice?

CBS News: What Happened to Arctic Sea Ice? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7bdnh-JLuY A few hundred more like this could begin to make up American's info deficit on the issue. If you have not seen my fall video on sea ice, check below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YcgtH15tjw
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New Video: The Perfect Tide – Sea Level and the Future of South Florida

New Video: The Perfect Tide – Sea Level and the Future of South Florida | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRGuQKv4gPU I spent mid-October in the Miami Beach, Florida area, with Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell. Jeff has been working on the climate and sea level rise story for quite a few years, and we originally met when Jeff came along with the first Dark Snow Project field trip in 2013. Since then I've followed and…
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Climate change is really only affecting the polar bears, right?

Global Weirding is produced by KTTZ Texas Tech Public Media and distributed by PBS Digital Studios. New episodes every other Wednesday at 10 am central
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Ban on triclosan shows need for new chemicals to demonstrate efficacy and safety

Ban on triclosan shows need for new chemicals to demonstrate efficacy and safety | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
A new commentary from Patrick McNamara and Stuart Levy cautions that the Food and Drug Administration's ban on triclosan and 18 other biocidal chemicals that promote antibiotic resistance is only a starting point. Triclosan'
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Research finds that older people's sexual problems are being dismissed

Research finds that older people's sexual problems are being dismissed | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Older people's sexual activity problems and desires are being dismissed by health practitioners due to their age, a new study has suggested.
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