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  • 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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Editor-in-Chief: Maya Schenwar
Publisher: Joe Macaré

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Managing Editor: Victoria Harper
Managing Editor, BuzzFlash: Mark Karlin
Content Relations Editor: Alana Yu-lan Price
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and Lead Columnist: William Rivers Pitt

Associate Editor: Britney Schultz

Assistant Editor/Staff Reporter: Candice Bernd
Copy Editors: Patty Fitzgerald, Matt Surrusco
Staff Reporters: Dahr Jamail, Mike Ludwig
Reporting Fellow: Adam Hudson
Electronic Publishing Fellow: Samantha Borek

Electronic Publishing Intern: Erica Moriarty

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Digital Liaison/Designer/Photo Editor: Jared Rodriguez
Designer/Photo Editor: Lauren Walker
Community Liaison: Joseph Peterson

Community Engagement Fellow: Kelly Hayes
Joomla! Site Development and Maintenance: CNP Integrations

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Development Director: Ziggy West Jeffery
Administrative Manager: Annie Stoddard
Financial Administrator: Kendel Gordon

Contributing Writers

Dirk Adriaensens, Nafeez Ahmed, Musa al-Gharbi, Randall Amster, William C. Anderson, Angola 3 News, Roger Annis, Ted Asregadoo, William J. Astore, Bill Ayers, Salvatore Babones, Eleanor J. Bader, Dean Baker, Pam Bailey, Nora Barrows-Friedman, Tom Barry, Beverly Bell, Jessica Bernstein, Renata Bessi, Adam Bessie, Keane Bhatt, Darwin BondGraham, Marion Brady, Jeremy Brecher, Ellen Brown, Bryan K. Bullock, Shahid Buttar, Ellen Cantarow, Aaron Cantú, Ira Chernus, Thandisizwe Chimurenga, Noam Chomsky, Jeff Cohen, Marjorie Cohn, Victoria Collier, Shamus Cooke, Jason Coppola, Michael Corcoran, Lawrence Davidson, Ellen Dannin, Simon Davis-Cohen, Susie Day, Amy Dean, Anthony DiMaggio, Peter Dreier, Roger Drouin, Max Eternity, Laura Flanders, Alison Flowers, Margaret Flowers, Harriet Fraad, Henry A. Giroux, Jesse Hagopian, Tom H. Hastings, Ryan Harvey, Maryam Henein, Steve Horn, Adam Hudson, H. Patricia Hynes, Sarah Jaffe, Dave Johnson, Mara Kardas-Nelson, Kathy Kelly, Rania Khalek, James Kilgore, Katie Klabusich, Sam Knight, Andalusia Knoll, David Krieger, George Lakoff, Victoria Law, Tanya H. Lee, Wilmer J. Leon III, Jon Letman, Bruce E. Levine, Mike Lofgren, John Logan, Sarah Macaraeg, Bethania Palma Markus, Niall McLaren, Peter McLaren, Bruce Melton, Toshio Meronek, Michael Meurer, Brian Moench, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Nick Mottern, Bill Moyers, Robert Naiman, Santiago Navarro F., Michael I. Niman, Tolu Olorunda, John Pilger, C.J. Polychroniou, Gareth Porter, Nicholas Powers, Ben Ptashnik, Bill Quigley, Raven Rakia, Jeff Ritterman, William I. Robinson, Phil Rockstroh, Roberto Rodriguez, Sarah Rosenblatt, Richard Sale, Erika L. Sánchez, Abby Scher, JP Sottile, Richard Smith, Rachel Smolker, Josmar Trujillo, Eisa Nefertari Ulen, Evaggelos Vallianatos, Mark Weisbrot, Chris Williams, Christopher Williams, Lawrence S. Wittner, Michael Winship, Ali Winston, Richard D. Wolff and Kevin Zeese.

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President: Robert Naiman
Members: Henry A. Giroux, Lewis Gordon, Victoria Harper, Maya Schenwar

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Valerie Anderson, Dean Baker, Beverly Bell, Scott Blau, Cynthia Boaz, Alan Breslauer, Rinaldo Brutoco, Maxon Buscher, Marjorie Cohn, Henry Crapo, Jodie Evans, Jaclyn Friedman, Jeff Haas, George Lakoff, Bryan Lockwood, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Nell Painter, Richard Power, Roberto Rodriguez, Mark Ruffalo, Graham Ryan, Mariesa Ryan, T.M. Scruggs, Leslie Thatcher, Mikey Weinstein and Richard D. Wolff.