Siberian Caves Reveal Advancing Permafrost Thaw

Melting of significant portions of Arctic permafrost could accelerate climate change into a catastrophe by David Biello Scientific American (February 21 2013) Permafrost is not so permanent. Across the Arctic, swathes of once-frozen-solid ground have begun to thaw. If the records preserved in Siberian caves are accurate, much more of the region could melt if … Continue reading Siberian Caves Reveal Advancing Permafrost Thaw

The premises and purposes of American exceptionalism

That the US is objectively "the greatest country ever to exist" is as irrational as it is destructive, yet it maintains the status of orthodoxy by Glenn Greenwald The Guardian (February 18 2013) Last week, North Korea tested a nuclear weapon, and the US - the country with the world's largest stockpile of that weapon … Continue reading The premises and purposes of American exceptionalism

A Presidential Decision That Could Change The World

The Strategic Importance of Keystone XL by Michael T Klare TomDispatch (February 10 2013) Presidential decisions often turn out to be far less significant than imagined, but every now and then what a president decides actually determines how the world turns. Such is the case with the Keystone XL pipeline, which, if built, is slated … Continue reading A Presidential Decision That Could Change The World