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Climate causes wars

One of the key questions of our time: If there is climate change, how bad would the effects be?

A new study shows that the modest disruption of the El Niño global climate cycle doubles the chance of war breaking out.

August 25th

Avatar, Vietnam, and the War on the Trees

(Originally appeared at One thing the blockbuster film “Avatar” showed in glorious, graphic 3D: In war, no matter who wins, the forest nearly always loses. There goes the neighborhood In the normal course of life, average folks tend to be conservationists. Why shouldn’t they? Just like the Na’vi of “Avatar”, most human societies throughout history developed […]

January 14th

Private Contractors Hoard Water From US Soldiers in Iraq

We’ve all heard stories of how US soldiers in Iraq have been forced to travel in Humvees lacking armor protection; however, the shortage in military supplies includes basic necessities. Many soldiers stationed all over Iraq lack adequate supplies of drinking water. Commanders have been forced to steal water from the private contractors to meet the basic needs of their troops.

May 12th

The Sarah Palin Chronicles: From A to Z

Sarah Palin quotes from across the spectrum: from man not causing global warming, to the war in Iraq being a task from God, and how offshore drilling will save us – she says it all. 1. Introduction It’s obvious why Sarah Palin got the VP nod. And Saturday Night Live makes this point most brilliantly: […]

October 27th