• Our Fossil Fuel Addiction is leading to "Bomb Cyclones" & Famines - This week's wild weather is a forecast of what's to come, if we don't get our carbon omissions under control
  • Full-Blown Fascism: Is America Teetering on the Brink? You can only see fascism in the rear-view mirror and then it's too late…
  • Wild Weather, Trump Acquittal...What's On Your Mind? Thom Takes Your Calls...
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Our Fossil Fuel Addiction is leading to "Bomb Cyclones" & Famines
Thom plus logo This week's wild weather is a glimpse of what's to come if we don't get our carbon omissions under control.

Famine, already stalking humans across the globe, could soon appear right here at home and in Europe, and this week's wild weather is a small taste of how it would play out.

It all tracks back to our fossil fuel addiction, which has been warming our atmosphere since the 1860s, and is now messing with atmospheric and oceanic rivers of warm and cold water and air.

This week North America experienced the results of a "bomb cyclone," a phenomenon that happens when Arctic air spills out of the Arctic and drools down over North America. Normally that air is kept bottled up in the Arctic by a rigid, fast-moving river of air that circles the north pole called the Jet Stream.

Read more here.

-Thom
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Full-Blown Fascism: Is America Teetering on the Brink?
Thom plus logo You can only see fascism in the rear-view mirror and then it's too late…

History shows that most democratic nations don't realize how serious their fascism problem is until it overtakes them altogether. We saw it in the 1930s in Italy, Germany, Spain and Japan; today it's happened in Hungary, Turkey, Egypt, Russia, The Philippines and Brazil, and is well underway in Poland, India and multiple smaller countries.

Here in America, the GOP today has a serious fascism problem, and it's endangering all of us. It's closer than most of us realize.

Read more here.

-Thom
Tuesday's Daily Stack Daily Stack
Hour One: Our Fossil Fuel Addiction is leading to "Bomb Cyclones" & Famines - This week's wild weather is a forecast of what's to come, if we don't get our carbon omissions under control
Article: "Synoptic-Dynamic Climatology of the "Bomb"" by Frederick Sanders and John R. Gyakum.
Article: "Green New Deal" (GND) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Trump acquitted for second time following historic Senate impeachment trial" by Jeremy Herb, Manu Raju, Ted Barrett and Lauren Fox.
Article: "14th Amendment Section 3., July 9, 1868

"No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability."

Law: "Patriot Act", 2001.
Article: "Average citizens have little impact on public policy" by Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page.
Article: "Charles Lindbergh" by Wikipedia.
Article: "The 31-day campaign against QAnon" by Stephanie McCrummen.
Article: "Narendra Modi" (India) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Recep Tayyip Erdoğan" (Turkey) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Abdel Fattah el-Sisi" (Egypt) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Rodrigo Duterte" (Philippines) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Jair Bolsonaro" (Brazil) by Wikipedia.

Hour Two: Full-Blown Fascism: Is America Teetering on the Brink? You can only see fascism in the rear-view mirror and then it's too late…
Article: "Black Americans Face Alarming Rates of Coronavirus Infection in Some States" by John Eligon, Audra D. S. Burch, Dionne Searcey and Richard A. Oppel Jr.
Article: "Smedley Butler" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Business Plot" (1933, Smedley Butler) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Vladimir Putin" (Russia) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Viktor Orbán" (Hungary) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Augusto Pinochet" (Chile) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Frozen Wind Farms Are Just a Small Piece of Texas's Power Woes" by Will Wade, Naureen S. Malik and Brian Eckhouse.
Article: "Rupert Murdoch" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Louis DeJoy" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Stacey Abrams" by Wikipedia.
Site: Fair Fight.
Article: "Average citizens have little impact on public policy" by Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page.
Article: "A Rendezvous With Destiny" by Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Hour Three: Wild Weather, Trump Acquittal...What's On Your Mind? Thom Takes Your Calls...
Article: "Maria Bartiromo" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Lou Dobbs" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Sen. Rand Paul says he delivered letter from Trump to Putin" by Rebecca Shabad and Frank Thorp V.
Article: "Sovereign immunity" by Wikipedia.
Article: "Jefferson Davis" by Wikipedia.
Article: "American Civil War (1861 - 1865) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Rural Utilities Service" (Rural Electrification Administration, Rural Telecommunications) by Wikipedia.
Article: "Farm Aid" by Wikipedia.
Article: "9-11 Commission".

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