TERRAFORMING has begun: “Global dimming” is a plot to EXTERMINATE humanity by terraforming the atmosphere with SMOG pollution, killing Earth’s food crops and unleashing ecological collapse

 By Mike Adams Now we come to the end game for humanity. This is it, folks: They have a plan to collapse global food production, kill off over 90% of the human race, devastate natural ecosystems and pollute the Earth’s atmosphere… and it’s all being sold to you under the banner of “environmentalism.” The scheme is called “global dimming,” and it’s a dangerous geoengineering plot to spray billions of tons of smog into the atmosphere so that pollution levels would block sunlight and halt global warming. This is literally what the mad environmental scientists are now proposing — the very same … Continue reading TERRAFORMING has begun: “Global dimming” is a plot to EXTERMINATE humanity by terraforming the atmosphere with SMOG pollution, killing Earth’s food crops and unleashing ecological collapse

At home with the homeless

Homeless Gustave, 75, sits in front of the tent where he lives near the Boulevard Périphérique in Paris. Photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP/Getty Is a home made of bricks and mortar or hopes and dreams? Dispatches from among the rough sleepers on the streets of Paris by Johannes Lenhard is research associate and coordinator at the Max Planck Cambridge Centre for Ethics, Economy and Social Change. Edited by Sally Davies The park wardens woke up François almost every morning. They found him sleeping under the roof of the little shed in the playground, below the Church Saint-Vincent-de-Paul and about five minutes’ walk from the … Continue reading At home with the homeless

Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe

image edited by Fernando Kaskais How South Beach, Miami, could look if temperatures rise by 2C. Photograph: Nickolay Lamm/Courtesy of Climate Central/sealevel.climatecentral.org As the UN sits down for its annual climate conference this week, many experts believe we have passed the point of no return by Robin McKie On Sunday morning hundreds of politicians, government officials and scientists will gather in the grandeur of the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Poland. It will be a familiar experience for many. For 24 years the annual UN climate conference has served up a reliable diet of rhetoric, backroom talks and dramatic last-minute deals … Continue reading Portrait of a planet on the verge of climate catastrophe

The True Origins of ISIS

A poster in Baghdad depicts a man painting over a picture of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.MOHAMMED HATO / AP A secret biography suggests that Abu Ali al-Anbari defined the group’s radical approach more than any other person. by Hassan Hassan Co-author of ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror Most historians of the Islamic State agree that the group emerged out of al-Qaeda in Iraq as a response to the U.S. invasion in 2003. They also agree that it was shaped primarily by a Jordanian jihadist and the eventual head of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The Jordanian had a dark vision: He … Continue reading The True Origins of ISIS

Geographical Fun: A Victorian Teenage Girl’s Impressive Cartographic Caricatures of European Countries and Their National Stereotypes

Within a humorous gem, a serious reminder of how malleable even the seeming solidities of geopolitics are. BY MARIA POPOVA It is in times of uncertainty and complexity, particularly the kind catalyzed by political tumult, that we are most drawn to caricature — the art of parodic exaggeration and oversimplification. Political satire of the visual sort seems to hold a special allure to artistically gifted and precocious teenage girls — from fifteen-year-old Jane Austen’s parodic history of England, illustrated by her sister, to sixteen-year-old Elissa Jane Karg’s brilliant visual satire of 1960s counterculture. In 1868, a century and a half before London-based … Continue reading Geographical Fun: A Victorian Teenage Girl’s Impressive Cartographic Caricatures of European Countries and Their National Stereotypes

Transgender: a dialogue

Illustration by Gerda Wegener (1886-1940) for the newspaper The Sourire (1925) Paris, France. Photo by Fototeca Gilardi/Getty Images The conversation about trans identities has been riven by bitter divisions. Two philosophers offer radically different perspectives by Sophie-Grace Chappell is professor of philosophy at the Open University in the UK. Her latest book (under the name Timothy Chappell) is Knowing What to Do: Imagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics (2014). Holly Lawford-Smith is a senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Melbourne. Her book Not in Their Name: Are Citizens Culpable for Their States’ Actions? is forthcoming with Oxford University Press. Edited by Sally Davies Twenty-five years ago, the very … Continue reading Transgender: a dialogue

Is a Recession Coming?

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on November 20, 2018.BRENDAN MCDERMID / REUTERS If you’re going to worry about the economy, tumbling stocks are the least of America’s financial troubles right now. by Derek Thompson Staff writer at The Atlantic In December 2007, Larry Kudlow, then a talking head for the business network CNBC, proclaimed, “There’s no recession coming. It’s not going to happen.” That same month, the economy plunged into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.This week, Larry Kudlow, now the director of the National Economic Council, stood on the White House lawn … Continue reading Is a Recession Coming?