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Kyle Harper: How climate change and disease helped the fall of Rome

At some time or another, every historian of Rome has been asked to say where we are, today, on Rome’s cycle of decline. Historians might squirm at such attempts to use the past but, even if history does not repeat itself, nor come packaged into moral lessons, it can deepen our sense of what it means to be human and how fragile our societies are. 1,535 more words

Opinion Leaders

Winter Wonderland

I woke up this morning to this lovely snowy vista out my window.  On the way to school I enjoyed the snowfall, marveling in the tiny snow-caps on each fence post, the way the ornate gateways were transformed, and the stark contrast between the black tree branches and their coating of white.  98 more words

Peace Corps

AP refutes Al Gore's claim about US cold snap

On January 4th, former Vice President Al Gore tweeted about the record cold the US was experiencing saying: It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. 341 more words

Climate Change

The BRICS: the last line of defence for globalisation?

Published in Rising Powers Quarterly, Vol 2 No 2, December 2017, available open access at: http://risingpowersproject.com/quarterly/brics-last-line-defence-globalisation/

Abstract: In the West, the rise of nationalist populism reached a tipping point in 2016 when it generated both the United Kingdom vote for Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as President in the United States of America. 3,901 more words

BRICS

Progressives are Out Of Touch on a Biblical Scale; NAACP Should Demand Re-Direction of Climate Change Funding to Inner-Cities

If you go into a black community and poll the residents, I feel confident that none, not a single resident, would rank preventing climate change as one of their top 10 priorities. 1,421 more words

Climate Change

The UAE has built the world's largest desalinated water reserve—under a desert

Abu Dhabi, UAE

In 1960, the United Arab of Emirates had about 90,000 people. Today, it has 100 times as many. That wouldn’t have happened purely because someone found oil in the desert. 524 more words