Tuesday, 04 August 2015 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • The New Climate "Normal": Abrupt Sea Level Rise and Predictions of Civilization Collapse

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    Helicopters drop water on the Blue Creek wildfire as it burns near Walla Walla, Wash., July 22, 2015. Officials warn about the potential for even more catastrophe in the months ahead, as drought, heat and climate change leave the landscape ever thirstier. (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times) Helicopters drop water on the Blue Creek wildfire as it burns near Walla Walla, Washington, July 22, 2015. Officials warn about the potential for even more catastrophe in the months ahead, as drought, heat and climate change leave the landscape ever thirstier. (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)

    With up to 10 feet of sea level rise expected by 2050 and a report predicting the collapse of organized society within three decades, this month's climate dispatch provides a harrowing overview of the latest studies and indicators that show abrupt climate disruption is upon us.

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  • Pro-Choice for Christ

    Pro-Choice for Christ

    By Reina Gattuso, Feministing | Report

    Rev. Debra Haffner is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister. She is also the cofounder and president of the Religious Institute, a multi-faith organization that advocates for sexual health and education - including abortion and contraception access - in religious communities and beyond. The Religious Institute is just one of numerous organizations advocating for contraceptive access, abortion rights and LGBT rights.

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  • Keystone XL Hits New Turbulence as South Dakota Permit Hearing Implodes

    Keystone XL Hits New Turbulence as South Dakota Permit Hearing Implodes

    By Julie Dermansky, DeSmogBlog | Report

    Holes too big to fix were poked in TransCanada's narrative that its Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will be the safest pipeline ever built. And questions were raised about the company's financial dealings during hearings in South Dakota last week, where state regulators are tasked to decide if the company is capable of following the rules.

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