Government Agency Warns Global Oil Industry Is on the Brink of a Meltdown
We are not running out of oil, but it's becoming uneconomical to exploit it—another reason we need to move to renewables as quickly as possible.
The Collapse of Civilization May Have Already Begun
Scientists disagree on the timeline of collapse and whether it's imminent. But can we afford to be wrong? And what comes after?
U.S. Military Could Collapse Within 20 Years Due to Climate Change, Report Commissioned By Pentagon Says
The report says a combination of global starvation, war, disease, drought, and a fragile power grid could have cascading, devastating effects.
New Report Suggests ‘High Likelihood of Human Civilization Coming to an End’ Starting in 2050
The climate change analysis was written by a former fossil fuel executive and backed by the former chief of Australia's military.
Western Industrial Farming Is Eating Our Forests and Accelerating Climate Change
The dynamics of deforestation are increasingly inseparable from the growing demand for food from consumers in the most developed countries.
We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy
Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
State of Surveillance
Pentagon Wants to Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance
A series of research projects, patent filings, and policy changes indicate that the Pentagon wants to use social media surveillance to quell domestic insurrection and rebellion.
The UN's Devastating Climate Change Report Was Too Optimistic
The IPCC has been criticized for being "too alarmist. If anything, it is the opposite. With their latest report, they have been overly conservative."
Climate Deniers Are More Likely to Hate Democracy
If you care strongly about climate change, you’re most likely to be someone passionate about democracy. If you don’t think climate change is real, odds are that you don’t find the core principles of democracy very appealing, either.
Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds
"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."
Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise
A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.
How Fracking Companies Use Facebook Surveillance to Ban Protest
Oil and gas companies are discrediting activists using social media to justify banning their protests.