SCORTCHED EARTH: ‘Super Emitters’, 1% of World’s Population Causes Half of Global Aircraft Emissions

Source – nakedcapitalism.com “…The analysis draws together data to give the clearest global picture of the impact of frequent fliers. Only 11% of the world’s population took a flight in 2018 and 4% flew abroad. US air passengers have by far the biggest carbon footprint among rich countries. Its aviation emissions are bigger than the…

SCORCHED EARTH: Fukushima, the Nuclear Pandemic Spreads -By Manlio Dinucci

SCORCHED EARTH: Fukushima, the Nuclear Pandemic Spreads -By Manlio Dinucci Source – globalresearch.ca “… It was not Covid, therefore the news went almost unnoticed: Japan will release over a million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The catastrophic incident in Fukushima was triggered by the Tsunami that struck the…

SCOTCHED EARTH: ‘Hot Economic Warfare’, Scrambling for Rare-Earth Minerals – By Wayne Madsen

Source – strategic-culture.org – “…As the world becomes more dependent on high-tech and an “Internet of things,” consisting of computers, mobile phones, appliances, televisions, security systems, automobiles, etc., the economic war for control of rare earth minerals will increase. There is the extreme possibility that economic warfare could turn into shooting wars, as has already…

SCORTCHED EARTH: Charles Koch Should Have Been on the Presidential Debate Stage – Not Donald Trump

Source – wallstreetonparade.com “…Koch’s influence machine is multi-faceted and complex and I am just telling you, in a very honest way, there is a huge difference between the marketing materials produced by Americans for Prosperity and the actual behind-the-scenes political philosophy. There’ a huge difference. And here’s the actual political philosophy: “Government is bad. Public education must…

VOODOO ECONOMICS: Climate & The Money Trail – By F. William Engdahl

Source – williamengdahl.com – “…The very mega-corporations and mega-billionaires behind the globalization of the world economy over recent decades, whose pursuit of shareholder value and cost reduction who have wreaked so much damage to our environment…are the leading backers of the “grass roots” decarbonization movement from Sweden to Germany to the USA and beyond. Is…

OILIGARCHY: ‘Manufacturing Disgrace’, Reuters Distorts Chevron v. Donziger – By Joe Emersberger

Source – haitianalysis.com – “…Kaplan’s ruling relies very heavily on the testimony of a defrocked Ecuadorian judge named Alberto Guerra. Chevron paid Guerra well over a million dollars worth of benefits for his testimony, but he later admitted to lying to Kaplan about being offered a bribe by Donziger, the substance of the “corruption” Kaplan used to overturn…

SCORTCHED EARTH: The Big, Dirty Money Behind the California Wildfires – By Vanessa Warheit 

Source – commondreams.org – “…Banks in particular are some of the largest investors in climate destruction. While some banks have begun to make moves—saying no to financing Arctic Drilling and new coal-fired power plants—they’re still financing fossil fuel extraction nearly everywhere, including here in California. When you swipe your Chase credit card, you’re supporting a bank that’s funding the…

99% PROOF: ‘We the People 2.0’, Rise of the Community Rights Movement

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…Close to 10,000 US communities have established grassroots community rights groups. Two hundred local jurisdictions have passed community rights ordinances that allow them to restrict toxic and environmentally destructive corporate activities” We the People 2.0 – Directed By Leila Conners (2018) Film Review This documentary is about the community rights movement. It…

SCORTCHED EARTH: Club of Rome’s Planetary Emergency Plan

Source – geopolitics.co – “…In that the Great Panic of 2020 (pandemic) is currently dominating the new cycle, don’t think for a minute that radical climate change alarmism has gone away. To the contrary, it is just waiting for the massive funding that will be sprung during the Great Reset. ⁃ Technocracy News & Trends Editor…

SCORTCHED EARTH: ‘Earth into Property’, Colonization, Decolonization & Capitalism – By Professor Anthony J. Hall

Source – jstor.org – “…He unites the past with the present, forgotten ordeals with the current battles and struggles for truth, justice, survival, in a world increasingly dominated by corporate forces, backed by military might, cloaking themselves in a veil of legality, as they continue to plunder mental, physical, financial, geographical, cyber-space frontiers” Earth into…

CROSSROADS: Earth Is Warning Us We Must Change. Will We Listen? – By David Korten

Source – davidkorten.org – “…This is a time for learning and conscious collective choice like no other in the human experience. Defining lessons are coming from a variety of “teachers,” including the pandemic and climate change…Perhaps we can now recognize and accept the limits of Earth’s regenerative systems and our need to help Earth heal…

SCORTCHED EARTH: ‘Yaiguaje vs Chevron’, Environmental Fraud & The “Corporate Veil”

Source – whowhatwhy.org – “…One Chevron lobbyist has said: that “little countries can’t screw around with big companies like this…The plaintiffs wanted the case to be tried in Canada, in part, because the Ecuadorians did not feel they could get a fair trial in the US. Donziger claims that the New York trial was marred…

SCORTCHED EARTH: ‘Two Mountains Theory’, You Can’t Put Capitalism Over Sustainability – By David Korten

Source – yesmagazine.org – “…The Two Mountains theory. One “mountain” represents a commitment to a healthy environment of clean water and vibrant mountains lush with life. The other represents a commitment to maintaining one of the world’s highest GDP growth rates by catering to the interests of big business” You Can’t Put Capitalism Over Sustainability—and…

SCORTCHED EARTH: ‘Ecological Imperatives’, We Can’t Keep Growing Like This – By Rex Weyler

Source – greenpeace.org – “…As I write this, nations have reported over 370,000 deaths from COVID-19. Every news source on Earth is covering the pandemic. All the while, some nine million people starve to death every year, with almost no media attention. Perhaps this is due to the fact that rich people can catch the…

RESILIENT LIVING: Permaculture and the Myth of Scarcity – By Charles Eisenstein (Archive)

Source – waldenlabs.com – “…When people project an imminent food crisis based on population growth or Peak Oil, they take for granted the agricultural methods we practice today. Thus, while the transitional period may involve temporary food shortages and real hardship, permaculture methods can easily feed the peak world population of perhaps 10 or 11…

CROSSROADS: Terence McKenna’s on Mass-Consumerist Culture – What it is and What it Could be

Source -desultoryheroics.com – “…We have to create culture, don’t watch TV, don’t read magazines, don’t even listen to NPR. Create your own roadshow. The nexus of space and time where you are now is the most immediate sector of your universe”: Terence McKenna’s Disillusioned Perspective on Mass-Consumerist Culture – By Jordan Bates Since Terence McKenna’s passing…

SCORTCHED EARTH: ‘Banana Town’, Where Michael Moore Is Censored by the Left and Promoted by the Right

Source – resilience.org – “…Sitting at home sewing facemasks; it seems like a paltry response to a spreading sickness that’s taking tens of thousands of lives, but it’s better than sitting on our hands and saying “Woe is me.” The same goes for climate change: figuring out how to eat lower on the food chain,…

SCOTCHED EARTH: ‘The Political Ecology of War’, Natural Resources & Armed Conflicts – By Philippe Le Billon

Source – gnhre.org – “…The post-Cold War period is increasingly characterised by a specific political ecology closely linked to the geography and political economy of natural resources” The political ecology of war: natural resources and armed conflicts – By Philippe Le Billon Abstract: Throughout the 1990s, many armed groups have relied on revenues from natural…

SCORCHED EARTH: ‘The Green vs Greed Economy’, Moving Beyond the Corporate Vision of Sustainability – By Rajesh Makwana (Archive)

Source  – globalresearch.ca  –  “…Most market-based solutions necessitate putting a monetary value on nature, which plays into the paradigm of commercialisation: the value of the natural world is reduced to its potential for generating financial returns. Such solutions adhere to the logic of a neoliberal economic model that continues to dominate mainstream policy discourse even…

SCORTCHED EARTH: Corporations Are Human Creations, We Can’t Let Them Threaten Our Survival – By David Korten

Source – commondreams.org – “…This rapidly accelerating environmental and social crisis is a direct and predictable consequence of global rules that facilitate a concentration of economic and political power in corporations—rules that provide minimum accountability for the consequences of how they use that power to monopolize markets, evade taxes, and operate in whatever place offers…

SCORTCHED EARTH: Toxic Agriculture and the Gates Foundation – By Colin Todhunter

Source – globalresearch.ca – “…The Gates Foundation talks about health but facilitates the roll-out of a toxic form of agriculture whose agrochemicals cause immense damage. It talks of alleviating poverty and malnutrition and tackling food insecurity but it bolsters an inherently unjust global food regime which is responsible for perpetuating food insecurity, population displacement, land…

THE MEDIA MONOPOLY: ‘Blame Game’, Overpopulation & the Climate Crisis

Source – theconversation.com – “…Inequalities in power, wealth and access to resources – not mere numbers – are key drivers of environmental degradation. The consumption of the world’s wealthiest 10 percent produces up to 50 percent of the planet’s consumption-based CO2 emissions, while the poorest half of humanity contributes only 10 percent. With a mere…

SCORTCHED EARTH: The Lawyer Who Fought Chevron for ‘Chernobyl of the Amazon’ is Now a ‘Corporate Political Prisoner’

Source – naturalblaze.com – “…Chevron’s extraordinary campaign against Donziger has resulted in him being disbarred, having his personal bank accounts frozen, lien against his personal residence, and outrageous fines against him. Chevron, on the other hand, with market capital in the hundreds of billions of dollars, has already beaten the $9.5 billion in fines, and…

SCOTCHED EARTH: ‘Automobility’, The Traffic Hierarchy

Source – stuartbramhall.wordpress.com – “…The current traffic hierarchy, with the car on top and with public transport, bikers and pedestrians at the bottom, manifests itself in the fact that these means of conveyance are given different amounts of space and resources. With the car on top of the traffic hierarchy we get a society built…

CROSSROADS: ‘The Wealth of Nature’, Economics as if Survival Mattered – By John Michael Greer

Source – earthtimes.org – “…Greer quotes research which suggests that nature supplies 75% of the value of a product, with humans only supplying 25% – thus three out of every four dollars of wealth is reliant on nature, not man’s ingenuity or technology. The third or tertiary economy, is money and financial services; here we…

OILIGARCHY: Just 100 Companies Will Sign Humanity’s Death Warrant – By Lee Camp

Source – mintpressnews.com – “…The Guardian reported that just 100 companies are responsible for 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions. These include Exxon Mobil, Saudi Aramco, Shell, Chinese and Russian coal, Chevron, BP, CNPC, ConocoPhillips, Gazprom, Lukoil, Total, Petrobas and many others. One hundred incredibly rich yet morally bankrupt companies. That’s it” SM: …Which speaks…

DEEP GREEN: Climate and the Little Green Women and Men – By Peter Koenig

Source – journal-neo.org – “…Stamped by our western Judeo-Christian guilt culture, we truly believe from the bottom of our hearts that paying a climate tax will free us from environmental responsibilities and put us back into our comfort zones. We then comfortably and guiltlessly continue driving our huge gas guzzling, CO2-emitting SUVs. That’s why the…

DEEP GREEN: Want To Save The Environment? De-Fund The Pentagon – By Caitlin Johnstone

Source – caitlinjohnstone.com – “…There is no single, unified entity that is a larger polluter than America’s dishonestly labeled “Department of Defense”. Its yearly carbon output alone dwarfs that of entire first-world nations like Sweden and Portugal; if the US military were its own country it would rank 47th among emitters of greenhouse gasses, meaning…

OILIGARCHY: The Oil Companies Knew All Along – By Rex Weyler

Source – greenpeace.org – “…After 200 years of robust science and 40 years of global conferences based on that science, we’ve seen zero progress in reducing or even stabilizing human carbon emissions. The history shows us that our challenge with global heating is not the science, but the deceits of industry, failures of governments, cowardliness…