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Nationalism vs. Globalism: the new political divide – By Yuval Noah Harari – TED Video

Nationalism vs. Globalism: the new political divide – By Yuval Noah Harari

yuval-harariTED Dialogues · 1h 0m · Filmed Feb 2017

How do we make sense of today’s political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil in a broader context, against the ongoing disruption of our technology, climate, media — even our notion of what humanity is for. Make time (just over an hour) for this fascinating discussion between Harari and TED curator Chris Anderson. Watch video »

The Advanced Pre Ice Age Civilizations that Vanished From Earth – By Graham Hancock – video

The Advanced Pre Ice Age Civilizations that Vanished From Earth

Published on Jan 28, 2017   By Graham Hancock is one of the leading scholars in this area of study. Talk given sometime in 2012.

A physical and intellectual journey, a worldwide exploration looking for the ancient ruins of a lost civilization, this video follows clues in ancient scriptures and mythology and in the scientific evidence of the flood that swept the Earth at the end of the last Ice Age. This video explores the question of early humans swept away by the catastrophe. Who were these populations – pre-civilised hunter-gatherers or more sophisticated peoples altogether?      Continue reading

WikiLeaks exposes CIA hacking tools that can be used to spy on people worldwide

WikiLeaks exposes CIA hacking tools that can be used to spy on people worldwide

The CIA has been hiding technological vulnerabilities.

By  Alexandra Jacobo March 8, 2017  | News Analysis – Nation of Change

On Tuesday, WikiLeaks released new documents that reveal an arsenal of CIA hacking tools that are being used to break into internet-connected devices such as smartphones, computers, and even televisions.

The document dump, code-named “Vault 7,” was acquired by WikiLeaks from someone who they say is a “former U.S. government hacker and contractor.” WikiLeaks says that their source provided them with the documents because they raise serious questions that need to be debated in public, such as the amount of public oversight needed for the CIA and the “security, creation, use, proliferation and democratic control of cyberweapons.”      Continue reading

How to make robots pay their fair share – The Economist

How to make robots pay their fair share

How to collect tax when machines replace humans

THE future looks increasingly perilous for the human worker. New robots are no longer flummoxed by staircases and doorknobs; clever software is capable of driving cars and carrying on (rudimentary) conversations. While a workless world remains a distant possibility, a period of automation-driven disruption seems to loom ahead. Many futurists reckon that as machines replace people, governments will need to find ways to redistribute income from the machines (and the people who own them) to displaced workers, to ensure that the benefits of automation-driven growth are shared widely.    Continue reading

The Cliff of Nuclear Annihilation: Humanity is on the Brink of Extinction!

The Cliff of Nuclear Annihilation: Humanity is on the Brink of Extinction! Thirty Seconds to Midnight

New President—Radical Morality— Where will it all lead? – By Yvonne Sam

New President—Radical Morality— Where will it all lead?

By Yvonne Sam

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Opinion - commentary -analysisIt has been a long recognized fact by nations that growing populations go hand in hand with national prosperity. Four years before he became Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan declared, “If you ask me what the biggest problem in America is, I’m not going to tell you debt, deficits, statistics, economics—I’ll tell you it’s moral relativism. A quick glance over our shoulders tells us that 2016 is past, but it also reveals an undeniable reality– a growing estrangement of the nations from God and conventional morality.

Recent polls conducted in both America and Canada corroborates the ongoing drift from a belief in God and long-standing values towards a humanist view that endorses radical new views on abortion, homosexuality, assisted suicide, and a host of other issues.   Continue reading

Earth ‘On the Edge’ as Disastrous 2016 Goes Down as Hottest Year on Record

Earth ‘On the Edge’ as Disastrous 2016 Goes Down as Hottest Year on Record

We are already seeing around the globe the impacts of a changing climate’

by Andrea Germanos, staff writer – Common Dreams – 06 January 2017

An aerial photo shows severe flooding in a residential area of Baton Rouge, La. on Aug. 15, 2016. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

Earth is “on the edge.”  So declared the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Thursday January 5, 2017, announcing that 2016 was the warmest year on record.

The first global assessment of last year’s temperatures finds that 2016 broke the record set in 2015 by close to 0.2°C , with last year’s record having broken the record set in 2014.   Continue reading

2016: The year solar panels became cheaper than fossil fuels

2016: The year solar panels became cheaper than fossil fuels

Ruth Milka – | News Report

The U.S. added about 125 solar panels every minute in 2016. This is double the pace of 2015.

It’s finally happened. The renewable energy future has arrived. Installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas, or other options.

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), installing new solar panels is cheaper than a comparable investment in coal, natural gas, or other options. Solar and wind is now the same price or cheaper than fossil fuels in more than 30 countries.   Continue reading

Weather- Arctic heatwave could break records – video

Weather- Arctic heatwave could break records – video

Published on Dec 25, 2016

Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave. Climate scientists say these unseasonably warm weather patterns in the Arctic region are directly linked to man-made climate change. Temperatures throughout November and December were 5C higher than average. It follows a summer during which Arctic sea ice reached the second-lowest extent ever recorded by satellites.

Dr Friederike Otto, a senior researcher at Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute told that in pre-industrial times “a heatwave like this would have been extremely rare – we would expect it to occur about every 1,000 years”. Dr Otto added that scientists are “very confident” that the weather patterns were linked to anthropogenic climate change.

The Real Face Of Jesus – By Mike Fillon

The Real Face Of Jesus

Advances in forensic science reveal the most famous face in history.

jesusFrom the first time Christian children settle into Sunday school classrooms, an image of Jesus Christ is etched into their minds. In North America he is most often depicted as being taller than his disciples, lean, with long, flowing, light brown hair, fair skin and light-colored eyes. Familiar though this image may be, it is inherently flawed. A person with these features and physical bearing would have looked very different from everyone else in the region where Jesus lived and ministered. Surely the authors of the Bible would have mentioned so stark a contrast.   Continue reading

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