policymic:

UN report: Global Warming is causing storms, famine and war — and it’s only going to get worse

According to the report, the main cause for concern is CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and fossil fuel consumption. Man-made climate change has already contributed to rising levels and increasingly acidic oceans; if left unchecked, it has the potential to devastate the food supply and lead to further food insecurity and conflict. Wheat and maize production have already been affected by rising temperatures and heat waves.

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thenewrepublic:

Dear American Public,
You are NOT to blame for the 2008 mortgage crisis and economic collapse. Don’t believe that lie.
Instead, read this.

thenewrepublic:

Dear American Public,

You are NOT to blame for the 2008 mortgage crisis and economic collapse. Don’t believe that lie.

Instead, read this.

thebicker:

afscme:

Each year we spend billions of dollars subsidizing profits at large international corporations because they refuse to pay their workers a living wage. It is not fair that taxpayers are footing the bill because these companies’ full-time workers are paid poverty wages and require public assistance just to be able to afford their rent and feed their families.If these corporations won’t take action, then we will fight for their workers. Click here to tell Congress to raise the minimum wage: http://afsc.me/1nJkgBK

Bottom line: If you don’t think gigantic fast-food chains should have to pay their employees fairly, then you’re happy footing the bill for them.

thebicker:

afscme:

Each year we spend billions of dollars subsidizing profits at large international corporations because they refuse to pay their workers a living wage. It is not fair that taxpayers are footing the bill because these companies’ full-time workers are paid poverty wages and require public assistance just to be able to afford their rent and feed their families.

If these corporations won’t take action, then we will fight for their workers. Click here to tell Congress to raise the minimum wage: http://afsc.me/1nJkgBK

Bottom line: If you don’t think gigantic fast-food chains should have to pay their employees fairly, then you’re happy footing the bill for them.

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theweekmagazine:

"The outright hostility to science from some on the right — on global warming, evolution, and even something as seemingly benign as vaccines — only further impugns religion’s credibility with younger voters. It should be no surprise then that solid majorities of millennials describe Christianity as ‘hypocritical’ and ‘judgmental.’"
Jon Terbush, in Why are millennials less religious? It’s not just because of gay marriage

theweekmagazine:

"The outright hostility to science from some on the right — on global warming, evolution, and even something as seemingly benign as vaccines — only further impugns religion’s credibility with younger voters. It should be no surprise then that solid majorities of millennials describe Christianity as ‘hypocritical’ and ‘judgmental.’"

Jon Terbush, in Why are millennials less religious? It’s not just because of gay marriage

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motherjones:

It take 5.4 gallons of water to grow one head of broccoli.


Imagine how much it takes to produce meat & all the food we have to give animals we farm.

motherjones:

It take 5.4 gallons of water to grow one head of broccoli.

Imagine how much it takes to produce meat & all the food we have to give animals we farm.

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centerforinvestigativereporting:

Private prisons hold 18% of America’s federal prisoners, but aren’t subject to open records laws.
A new report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington calls for increased transparency in the public’s access to information on private prisons. 
"Last time Kiev had protests, Putin put the finishing touch on killing democracy in Russia. This time, he is already busy tightening the screws."

What’s Happening in Kiev Right Now Is Vladimir Putin’s Worst Nightmare (via thenewrepublic)