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The Economist foresees an imminent human catastrophe in the Syrian city of Idlib:  In the battle last year for Mosul, an Iraqi city of [fewer] than 1m[illion], the American-led coalition killed at least 1,000 civilians despite using mainly preci...

Just because we don't know everything about cause and effect, that doesn't mean we throw up our hands in frustration and decide to do nothing. Or, the more common reaction when a social problem becomes inescapably visible: or create ineffectual burea...

Someone by the name of Amaxen comments on a recent story about cybersecurity:[T]o managers, security is not something you can point to as an achievement, isn't something you can really 'measure', doesn't make a contribution to the bottom line of what...

Much of the world's strife originates in the emotional insecurities of the people in power. Piling up weaponry, seeing hostility when it's not there, stamping out any quibbles and dissent about the way things are done: these are not admirable traits,...

Andrew Cockburn quotes a four-star general, Lee Butler, former head of the US Strategic Air Command, and who wrote recently:Arms control is now relegated to the back burner with hardly a flicker of heat, while current agreements are violated helter-s...

David Roberts asks: Are any of the countries that signed the Paris agreement taking the actions necessary to achieve that target? No. The US is not. Nor is the world as a whole. Source: No country on Earth is taking the 2 degree climate target s...

David Lauterwasser writes:Free energy is nowhere around the corner, neither is truly sustainable energy.  Solar panels are made from sand, which is running out. The production of photovoltaic plates for solar panels requires tremendous amounts o...







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