The tide is turning. True cost economics is going to come into full force in the next decade.
Brazil to sue Samarco mining firm for $5.2bn over dam burst
“It is not a natural disaster, it is a disaster prompted by economic activity, but of a magnitude equivalent to those disasters created by forces of nature.” She said about 500km (310 miles) of the Rio Doce – one of Brazil’s most important rivers – would have to be dredged in parts, vegetation replanted and fresh water springs cleared.
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Beyond Conflict, Water Stress Contributed to Europe’s Migration Crisis
Beyond conflict, there is another contributing factor: water scarcity. A well-documented path can connect water scarcity to food insecurity, social instability and potentially violent conflict. As climate change amplifies scarcity worries, more secure water supplies could help the lives of millions in conflict zones.
Categories: 01 Poverty
,02 Infectious Disease
,03 Environmental Degradation
,04 Inter-State Conflict
,05 Civil War
,07 Other Atrocities
,10 Transnational Crime
Since the end of World War 2, the United States has:
- Attempted to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically-elected.
- Dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries.
- Attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders.
- Attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
- Grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries.
- Plus … although not easily quantified … more involved in the practice of torture than any other country in the world … for over a century … not just performing the actual torture, but teaching it, providing the manuals, and furnishing the equipment.
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23 Shocking Photos Reveal How Bad China’s Pollution Problem Has Become
Pollution In China
Phi Beta Iota: America the Beautiful is in the dumps right now, but these photographs put our national well-being in sharp relief compared to the horrors being endured by the Chinese people.