The forgotten environmental catastrophe; the loss of arable land
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/6/1883866/-The-forgo ... -arable-land
Lots of comments on that page talking about improving the soil, growing vegs if you can.
Millitary collapse. And surely, societal collapse. All this, sooner rather than later.
US Army finds that the 'military could collapse within twenty years' thanks to climate breakdown.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/26/1892307/-US-Army ... limate-chaos
New study finds errors in rising sea level predictions: It's much, much worse than anyone imagined.The error was in estimating the impact of sea rise based primarily on 3-D satellite imagery from NASA, which led scientists to erroneously establish “the planet’s upper surfaces—such as treetops and tall buildings,” as ground level.
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/10/30/1896046/-By-2050 ... paign=recent
So many, many more died in the Iraq war than died on 9/11.
9/11 was a terrible day. The war that followed, more terrible still. The Washington Post cites this website as providing one analysis of the numbers:
Total violent deaths, including combatants:
Their estimate of civilians killed (mostly through bomb strikes):
Between 184,382 and 207,156 civilians.
The Washington Post also cites a "2013 analysis by researchers from the United States, Iraq and Canada took a broader look at the likely death toll from the war." Their findings:
"We bolded the key phrase: About 400,000 deaths were probably attributable to the conflict from 2003 to 2011, about 240,000 of them a result of violence and 160,000 from war-related causes. "From March 1, 2003, to June 30, 2011, the crude death rate in Iraq was 4.55 per 1,000 person-years (95% uncertainty interval 3.74-5.27), more than 0.5 times higher than the death rate during the 26-mo period preceding the war, resulting in approximately 405,000 (95% uncertainty interval 48,000—751,000) excess deaths attributable to the conflict. Among adults, the risk of death rose 0.7 times higher for women and 2.9 times higher for men between the prewar period (January 1, 2001, to February 28, 2003) and the peak of the war (2005—2006). We estimate that more than 60% of excess deaths were directly attributable to violence, with the rest associated with the collapse of infrastructure and other indirect, but war-related, causes.
- For the Love of Pigs
People tend to forget this one. I bet a lot of people died in Haiti because of this. It significantly ups the death count. But really, all they needed was more paper towels.
The people who were running the war didn't care about civilian deaths. After, they were foreign and not white.