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Midwest Apocalypse – 1 million acres of US farmland devastated

Michael Snyder The Economic Collapse Blog March 2019 We have never seen anything like this before. According to satellite data that was just released by Reuters, “at least 1 million acres of U.S. farmland” were covered by water for at least seven days this month. That is an agricultural disaster without equal in modern American…

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Plummeting Insect Numbers Threaten Collapse of Nature – The Guardian

(Read this in the Guardian)   Exclusive: Insects could vanish within a century at current rate of decline, says global review Why are insects in decline, and can we do anything about it? Damian CarringtonEnvironment editor @dpcarrington Sun 10 Feb 2019 13.00 ESTLast modified on Sun 10 Feb 2019 20.00 EST Comments 1,393 The rate of insect…

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A brilliant overview of human history to our current condition of overshoot and collapse

This video is a part of the core curriculum for our online support materials program, Deep Academy. Geologic and human time scales How can We Salvage Our Global Civilization Professor Tadeusz Patzek Director of the Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC) 2019 lecture. This extraordinary lecture gives a vivid historical context for how…

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Extinction Illness: Grave Affliction and Possibility

Deena Metzger. Tikkun Magazine “Everyone says climate is the most important issue of all, and yet they just carry on as before. I don’t understand that. Because if the emissions have to stop, then we must stop the emissions. To me that is black or white. There are no gray areas when it comes to…

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50% Drop in Plankton – CBC December 2018

(Read the original CBC article here) CBC. Building blocks of ocean food web in rapid decline as plankton productivity plunges. Scientist say the cause is unknown. Jane Adey · CBC News · Posted: Dec 22, 2018 They’re teeny, tiny plants and organisms but their impact on ocean life is huge. Phytoplankton and zooplankton that live…

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