Scientists have devised an equation that shows how fast human activity is effing up the planet—and the result is astounding: It won’t come as surprise to learn that humanity is having a major impact on the planet: the amount of atmospheric carbon dioxide is at its highest point in about half a million years; 2016 was recently confirmed as the hottest year ever recorded; and as many as one third of all species on the planet are either threatened or endangered.


DO THE MATH 📈
Scientists have devised an equation that shows how fast human activity is effing up the planet—and the result is astounding.

AS AMERICAN AS 🇺🇸
The artist behind the controversial cover of Trump beheading Lady Liberty is a Cuban refugee who believes “the time for subtlety has passed.”

PROTEST IS IN 🕶
If last year’s major must-have item was big, bold fur coats, then this year’s biggest New York Fashion Week trend is big, bold political statements.

SMOKE AND MIRRORS 🚬
These new Truth ads frame smoking as a social justice issue. Fusion’s Molly Osberg investigates how anti-smoking ads went from “Just say no” to “Damn the man.”

THE READ

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers in the Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, San Antonio, and New York City areas arrested more than 680 individuals over the course of five days. These individuals, mostly men, were arrested at their place of work, private residences, or other public places they may have been when they were tracked down by ICE fugitive teams.

The detentions were indeed business as usual for the ICE Fugitive Operations teams—last week’s raids were them in turbo mode. The agency detained roughly two and a half times more immigrants last week than they do in the average week.

Immigrants rights activists say that these raid operations that result in a surge in arrests are orchestrated simultaneously around the country to induce fear into the community. And they may finally have some data to support those claims. Read more.

LET’S TALK ABOUT GETTING THE DIRT

There are a lot of ways to cope with stress: Maybe it’s calling up your mom, maybe it’s talking to a pint of Ben and Jerry’s, or maybe it’s indulging in slightly-sleazy-but-always-pleasurable tabloid fodder. If the latter is your idea of a good time, you’re going to want to check out Jezebel’s DirtCast—a podcast that’s the inside baseball of celebrity gossip. Up today is one of the most pressing issues of our time: Is Tom Hiddleston a sad man or PR genius? Tune in to see what the experts have to say.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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