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IF MONSOONS WERE NOT EXTREME ENOUGH WEATHER FOR YOU, YOU’RE IN FOR A TREAT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 07/19/2015 - 19:56
india monsoon 2014
(Photo: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters)
 

Facing more intense seasonal rains as a result of global warming, India’s and Pakistan’s poorly planned infrastructure could lead to worsening floods.

POLAR BEARS CAN’T ADAPT TO A WARMING WORLD...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 07/17/2015 - 18:27
(Photo: John Shaw/Getty Images)

A groundbreaking study shows that the animals’ metabolism won't allow them to survive on land as sea ice melts because of climate change.

THE 97 PERCENT SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS WRONG—IT’S EVEN HIGHER!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 07/10/2015 - 18:40

(Photo: Cheoh Wee Keat/Getty Images)

The debate on global warming is over. Way over...

ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST CATHOLIC NATIONS ANSWERS THE POPE’S CALL ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 07/09/2015 - 17:37
Pope Francis and Filipino Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle embrace during the pope's visit to the Philippines in January. (Photo: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters)

HOW SCIENTOLOGY’S 1970S INFILTRATION SCANDAL LED TO THE CREATION OF ITS IAS SLUSH FUND...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 07/09/2015 - 17:02
new video with Chris Shelton below...

We have another fun dive into Scientology history courtesy of correspondent Jeffrey Augustine. And this time, he’s starting out with a subject dear to us, the notorious burglarizing of federal government offices in the 1970s, an audacious operation Scientology called the “Snow White Program.” We love the 70s, Jeff! Take it away…

ROBERT REDFORD GIVES AN INSPIRING SPEECH TO WORLD LEADERS ABOUT CHANGING THE COURSE OF HISTORY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 07/05/2015 - 18:54

Legendary actor Robert Redford came to United Nations on June 29, 2015, with one mission: "To save the world before it's too late."

 

Many of the officials present were really excited to see him.

WHY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND CLIMATE ACTIVISTS ARE NATURAL ALLIES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 07/03/2015 - 13:34
Why the Catholic Church and Climate Activists Are Natural Allies
 

It may come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the faith (or environmentalism), but the Catholic Church and climate activists are natural allies: they both recognize climate change poses the greatest threat to the world’s poor, and that we have a moral obligation to fight it.

THIRSTY YET? EIGHT CITIES THAT ARE IMPROBABLY RUNNING OUT OF WATER...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:57
water pipe mumbai
A woman in India walks atop a water main on her way to collect water. (Photo: Meena Kadri/Flickr)

FATHER OF TUNISIA GUNMAN SEIFEDDINE REZGUI CLAIMS HIS SON WAS 'BRAINWASHED'... ISIS?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 06/29/2015 - 17:20
Seifeddine Yacoubi Tunisia Isis
Seifeddine Rezgui shot and killed 38 people, mostly Britons, before being killed in Sousse, Tunisia(Facebook)

Relatives Kidnap "Brainwashed" Man From Religious Commune...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 17:59

 The Twelve Tribes religious group has a commune and farm in north San Diego's Vista and Valley Center areas

 

Deputies in north San Diego are investigating a kidnapping involving three people who allegedly tried to rescue a family member they believed was being brainwashed by a religious community.

ANOTHER GAY MARRIAGE VICTORY, ANOTHER LESSON FOR CLIMATE ACTION...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 06/28/2015 - 11:53

The United States Supreme Court ruled today that the right to same-sex marriage is guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.

Having spent 10 years writing about gay rights, and the past 10 years focused on climate change, I find that the tremendous success of the gay rights movement offers many lessons in how social change happens that are potentially useful to people fighting for climate action.

AUGUSTINE: HOW L. RON HUBBARD DEVISED SCIENTOLOGY’S MOST DIABOLICAL LEGAL MECHANISMS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 06/20/2015 - 16:33

Underground Bunker contributor Jeffrey Augustine continues his dynamite series excavating Scientology’s hidden structure. This week, he puts together several lines of evidence to show L. Ron Hubbard was responsible for the church’s most nefarious plots against is own members…

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