Brace yourself. You may not be able to tell yet, but according to global experts and the U.S. intelligence community, the earth is already shifting under you. Whether you know it or not, you’re on a new planet, a resource-shock world of a sort humanity has never before experienced. Two nightmare scenarios — a global scarcity of vital resources and the onset of extreme climate change — are already beginning to converge and in the coming decades are likely to produce a tidal wave of unrest, rebellion, competition, and conflict. Just what this tsunami of disaster will look like may, as yet, be hard to discern, but experts warn of “water wars” over contested river systems, global food riots sparked by soaring prices for life’s basics, mass migrations of climate refugees (with resulting anti-migrant violence), and the breakdown of social order or the collapse of states. At first, such mayhem is likely to arise largely in Africa, Central Asia, and other areas of the underdeveloped South, but in time all regions of the planet will be affected.
Far more people have gluten sensitivity than you think–especially those who are chronically ill. The most serious form of allergy to gluten, celiac disease, affects one in 100 people, or three million Americans, most of who don’t know they have it. But milder forms of gluten sensitivity are even more common and may affect up to one-third of the American population.
The question that remains is: Why are we so sensitive to this “staff of life,” the staple of our diet? There are many reasons …
They include our lack of genetic adaptation to grasses, and particularly gluten, in our diet. Wheat was introduced into Europe during the Middle Ages, and 30 percent of people of European descent carry the gene for celiac disease (HLA DQ2 or HLA DQ8), (xii) which increases susceptibility to health problems from eating gluten.
American strains of wheat have a much higher gluten content (which is needed to make light, fluffy Wonder Bread and giant bagels) than those traditionally found in Europe. This super-gluten was recently introduced into our agricultural food supply and now has “infected” nearly all wheat strains in America.
To find out if you are one of the millions of people suffering from an unidentified gluten sensitivity, just follow this simple procedure.
A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals has found 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity.
Authors of the survey, published on Thursday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, said the finding of near unanimity provided a powerful rebuttal to climate contrarians who insist the science of climate change remains unsettled.
The survey considered the work of some 29,000 scientists published in 11,994 academic papers. Of the 4,000-plus papers that took a position on the causes of climate change only 0.7% or 83 of those thousands of academic articles, disputed the scientific consensus that climate change is the result of human activity, with the view of the remaining 2.2% unclear.
The study described the dissent as a “vanishingly small proportion” of published research.
“Our findings prove that there is a strong scientific agreement about the cause of climate change, despite public perceptions to the contrary,” said John Cook of the University of Queensland, who led the survey.
Public opinion continues to lag behind the science. Though a majority of Americans accept the climate is changing, just 42% believed human activity was the main driver, in a poll conducted by the Pew Research Centre last October.
“There is a gaping chasm between the actual consensus and the public perception,” Cook said in a statement.
Let’s get over thinking that climate deniers need more evidence to convince them that global warming ias anthropomorphic or even exists at all. I’m convinced the majority of climate deniers are in fact completely uninterested in the science or the facts. If you press one, in face to face debate, I ALWAYS find that the person cannot bring up anything except the standardized talking points. Any scientific based rebuttal to those talking points are dismissed by a sort of - “let’s agree to disagree” attitude.
The reality is that most people don’t want to know how bad things really are. Or maybe they do know and they believe GOD will handle it or that they’ll be saved via Rapture - no, i’m not kidding, millions of Americans believe in the GOD solution including many members of Congress. In group settings I always find myself biting my tongue and keeping the findings of my 3+ years of doing this blog to myself because people simply do not want to know. It’s horrifying and to most all of us it is overwhelming.
It’s time to move on and focus on what we, the ones who do not deny it, are going to do about it.
Revolution is not:
A marketing slogan
A shift in consciousness
Automatic or inevitable
Smothering the enemy with love
Trading one dictator for another
Voting with our dollars
Electing a less obvious evil
A change in attitude
A t-shirt slogan
Occupying a park
A symbolic act
The expansion of bourgeois democracy
Escaping the system
A single heroic act
A restructuring of the system
A series of protests
The easing of misery
Being the change we wish to see
The ruling class cannot be taken out of power by refusing to participate, or starving it through better consumer choices. Capitalism cannot be boycotted out of existence. It cannot be walked away from. It cannot be defeated by any individual act. It is the conscious overthrow of one class by another.