Globally, ice is melting at a record rate


Meltstream cuts through Greenland ice sheetIan Joughin

The rate of global ice loss is speeding up, according to new research. And the findings also reveal that the Earth lost 28 trillion tonnes of ice between 1994 and 2017 – equivalent to a sheet of ice 100 meters thick covering the whole of the UK…

The research team, led by the University of Leeds, found that the rate of ice loss from the Earth has increased markedly within the past three decades, from 0.8 trillion tons per year in the 1990s to 1.3 trillion tons per year by 2017.

Ice melt across the globe raises sea levels, increases the risk of flooding to coastal communities, and threatens to wipe out natural habitats which wildlife depend on.

From nation to nation, we confront a core problem reacting to this disaster-in-motion. How many governments have the good sense to pay attention to scientific study? How long will a global response take to roll forward at speed – if a significant number of politicians continue to stick to policies leaving real solutions in the hands of future generations. Essentially, continue to do little or nothing.

Who’s policing the cops who joined Trump’s insurrection?


Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

The revelation that the Capitol mob — covered in emblems of extremist groups — included off-duty law enforcement officers possibly assisted by working police is escalating pressure on sheriffs and police chiefs nationwide to root out staff with ties to white supremacist and far-right armed groups.

Law enforcement leaders have faced criticism in the past for failing to police their own officers’ involvement with extremist groups. However, the selfie photos that off-duty officers took inside the Capitol during the violent siege, which left one police officer dead and dozens of others injured, were a wake-up call for many who have long denied the extent of the problem within policing…

We saw the anti-government, anti-equality and racist comments coming out during the Obama administration. Shame on us for representing it as freedom of speech and for not recognizing it was chiseling away at our democracy,” [National Sheriffs’ Association President, David] Mahoney said in an interview. “As we move forward, we need to make sure we are teaching our current staff members that they must have the courage to speak out when they know about another deputy’s or officer’s involvement…

RTFA. Anyone from the Left confronting police attacks often point out which of the coppers were especially racist, violent, in their assault. Confront cops frequently over time, you get to know who you are as likely to see out-of-uniform in the ranks of fascist-minded thugs attacking protestors.