We Don’t Know How to Warn You Any Harder. America is Dying.

We Don’t Know How to Warn You Any Harder. America is Dying.

Take it from us survivors and scholars of authoritarianism. This is exactly how it happens. The situation could not — could not — be any worse. The odds are now very much against American democracy surviving.

The article points out that it is amazing to watch what is happening. It is certainly a doomsday scenario. We would hope that the members of the Senate, who have the power to stop it, would act to stop it. But instead they appear to encourage it.

Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First

Miami Will Be Underwater Soon. Its Drinking Water Could Go First

Miami-Dade is built on the Biscayne Aquifer, 4,000 square miles of unusually shallow and porous limestone whose tiny air pockets are filled with rainwater and rivers running from the swamp to the ocean. The aquifer and the infrastructure that draws from it, cleans its water, and keeps it from overrunning the city combine to form a giant but fragile machine. Without this abundant source of fresh water, made cheap by its proximity to the surface, this hot, remote city could become uninhabitable.

As sea levels rise, this aquifer will become polluted with salt water and it becomes undrinkable. As that happens Miami will likely resort to desalination. But eventually sea levels drown Miami. Even today a high tide can make its way into the city:

King tide flooding causing issues for businesses along Hollywood Beach

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.

Massive digital clock counts down to a deadline in the climate crisis

A new “Climate Clock” in New York City gives humanity a deadline for concrete action on Climate Change.

Massive digital clock counts down to a deadline in the climate crisis

The reaction to the climate clock on Reddit was intense: The Earth has a deadline. And the Climate Clock in New York City is keeping time.

From the New York Times: A New York Clock That Told Time Now Tells the Time Remaining

Their goal of creating a large-scale clock was influenced in part by the Doomsday Clock, maintained online by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and by the National Debt Clock near Bryant Park in Manhattan. Mr. Golan and Mr. Boyd decided that the Climate Clock would have the most impact if it were displayed in a conspicuous public space and presented like a statue or an artwork.

The Climate Clock has a home on the Internet as well:

https://climateclock.world/

The Climate Clock 2020 (explained)

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.

Noam Chomsky: The world is at the most dangerous moment in human history

Noam Chomsky: The world is at the most dangerous moment in human history

The US professor warns that the climate crisis, the threat of nuclear war and rising authoritarianism mean the risk of human extinction has never been greater. 

It is a chilling warning. And it is understated. If we break out some of the more serious side effects of Climate Change individually (e.g. a mass extinction event, rainforest collapse, sea level rise, climate migration, etc.) we can see that climate change alone will have epic effects. Then add in all of the economic stress and dysfunction caused by the pandemic. Don’t forget the unexpected things like the locust plague.

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.

The so-called ‘doomsday glacier’ could trigger 10 feet of sea-level rise if it melts.

Antarctica’s Thwaites glacier is in peril, images reveal. The so-called ‘doomsday glacier’ could trigger 10 feet of sea-level rise if it melts.

Thwaites’ nickname stems mostly from what would happen after it melts. Right now, the glacier acts as a buffer between the warming sea and other glaciers. Its collapse could bring neighboring ice masses in western Antarctica down with it. Added up, that process would raise sea levels by nearly 10 feet, permanently submerging many coastal areas including parts of New York City, Miami, and the Netherlands.

Imagine losing a city like New York or Miami. Then multiply by 100 because of all the other cities that will be lost. Think about the millions of people displaced, the trillions of dollars in buildings and infrastructure lost to rising seas. It seems like the reaction should be powerful and intense – a global intense focus on avoiding this outcome. But there is little action of this sort. We are still extracting and burning fossil fuels at a gigantic rate, raising CO2 levels in the atmosphere every day. It really is remarkable given what is at stake.

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.

Humans Wiped Out Two-Thirds of the World’s Wildlife in 50 Years

Humans Wiped Out Two-Thirds of the World’s Wildlife in 50 Years

The study analyzed population sizes of 4,392 monitored species of mammals, fish, birds, reptiles, and amphibians from 1970 to 2016, reports Karin Brulliard for the Washington Post. It found that populations in Latin America and the Caribbean fared the worst, with a staggering 94 percent decline in population. All told, the drastic species decline tracked in this study “signal a fundamentally broken relationship between humans and the natural world,” the WWF notes in a release.

The net effect will be Earth’s sixth mass extinction event, as described here:

MASS EXTINCTION

It is preventable if humanity would take action to stop it.

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.

Bill and Melinda Gates say ‘shocking’ US pandemic response is due to ‘terrible leadership’

Bill and Melinda Gates say ‘shocking’ US pandemic response is due to ‘terrible leadership’

Speaking to Axios, Melinda Gates said the only reason America was facing such a higher death toll than other developed countries was a “lack of leadership.” As Melinda put it: “We’ve had terrible leadership on this issue quite frankly. And science should never be politicized. Science is about getting at the truth.” When asked if any other variable accounted for the impact of COVID-19 in the US compared to other developed countries, Melinda said it was “our leadership and response” that was to blame.

On this date approximately 200,000 Americans are dead – a shocking number for a developed country, and the highest death toll in the world.

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.

‘We were shocked’: RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%

‘We were shocked’: RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%

Just how far has the working class been left behind by the winner-take-all economy? A new analysis by the RAND Corporation examines what rising inequality has cost Americans in lost income—and the results are stunning.

A full-time worker whose taxable income is at the median—with half the population making more and half making less—now pulls in about $50,000 a year. Yet had the fruits of the nation’s economic output been shared over the past 45 years as broadly as they were from the end of World War II until the early 1970s, that worker would instead be making $92,000 to $102,000. (The exact figures vary slightly depending on how inflation is calculated.)

The findings, which land amid a global pandemic, help to illuminate the paradoxes of an economy in which so-called essential workers are struggling to make ends meet while the rich keep getting richer.

And amazing amount of money sent to a hyper-rich few, instead of to the people generating that wealth. And the problem will only get worse as automation takes over more and more of the jobs. Something must be done to rebalance the economy and restore the money to those who deserve it.

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.

Earth Hasn’t Warmed This Fast in Tens of Millions of Years

Earth Hasn’t Warmed This Fast in Tens of Millions of Years

In the hottest phases, more than 50 million years ago, temperatures on Earth were more than 10 degrees Celsius hotter than they are today. But it’s important to note that it took the planet thousands or even millions of years to reach these levels—and that was long before humans ever walked the Earth.

In the current case, temperatures will rise in a hundred years instead of thousands or millions. The incredible rapidity will be a defining characteristic of this era of global warming.

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.

Scientists are seeing an ‘acceleration of pandemics’: They are looking at climate change

Scientists are seeing an ‘acceleration of pandemics’: They are looking at climate change

“As the planet heats up, animals big and small, on land and in the sea, are headed to the poles to get out of the heat,” he said. “That means animals are coming into contact with other animals they normally wouldn’t, and that creates an opportunity for pathogens to get into new hosts.”

In addition, Masters said the diseases of most concern globally that are worsened by climate change are the ones spread by mosquitoes, since mosquitoes like it hot and wet – conditions that are becoming increasingly common because of global warming. Malaria, Zika, chikungunya, dengue fever and the West Nile virus are all expected to spread into areas where they currently are not endemic, he said. Tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease will also spread.

Yet another reason for humanity to take immediate and intense action to get global warming under control.

The Doomsday Book” by Marshall Brain lays out this scenario in amazing detail and offers solutions to prevent this doomsday scenario from unfolding. You can pre-order the book today on the pre-order page.