Greta Thunberg responds to Asperger’s critics: ‘It’s a superpower’

Teenage climate activist responds to criticism, saying ‘when haters go after your looks and differences ... you know you’re winning’ by Alison Rourke edited by O Society September 2, 2019 Greta Thunberg spoke about her Asperger syndrome diagnosis after she being criticised for having the condition, saying it makes her a “different,” yet she considers it a … Continue reading Greta Thunberg responds to Asperger’s critics: ‘It’s a superpower’

Left Behind: Futurist Fetishists, Prepping, and the Abandonment of Earth

https://youtu.be/MUOODCHc-XU by Sarah Roberts and Mel Hogan edited by O Society September 1, 2019 “You know, I hear all these rich guys, for some reason they love space. So they’re rich. I said, ‘let them send the rockets up. What the hell do we have to do it, right?'” ~ Donald Trump, Aug 15 2019 … Continue reading Left Behind: Futurist Fetishists, Prepping, and the Abandonment of Earth

The Climate Crisis Proves the Ruling Class Failed Us

by Richard Moser edited by O Society August 8, 2019 The climate crisis is proof positive that the ruling class is an utter failure — but it will not fall on its own. Can the working class rise to the challenge? It sure will help if we understand that our class interests are not merely … Continue reading The Climate Crisis Proves the Ruling Class Failed Us

New Study Predicts Millions of Americans Will Become Exposed to “Off the Charts” Heat

https://youtu.be/6tni_3N3vcU by Real News Network edited by O Society July 27, 2019 DIMITRI LASCARIS This summer, the climate news cycle has been dominated by two searing heat waves that have afflicted Western Europe. In one European city after another, the record for the all-time high temperature has been broken. Just today, July 25th, the record … Continue reading New Study Predicts Millions of Americans Will Become Exposed to “Off the Charts” Heat

We Made Climate Change Documentaries for Science Classes Way back in 1958 So Why Do Folks Still Pretend Not to Know?

by O Society July 27, 2019 Getting into our Wayback Machine, on today's episode we learn scientists knew about problems with human beings causing global warming in the 1950s, as this film from Bell Telephone Science Hour made in 1958 demonstrates. Here's an excerpt: "Even now, man may be unwittingly changing the world's climate through … Continue reading We Made Climate Change Documentaries for Science Classes Way back in 1958 So Why Do Folks Still Pretend Not to Know?

Exxon Knew about Climate Change 40 years ago

Investigation shows the oil company understood the science long before it became a public issue, then spent millions to promote misinformation https://youtu.be/Fa9nN3G2CSg by Scientific American edited by O Society July 27, 2019 Exxon was aware of climate change, as early as 1977, 11 years before it became a public issue, as shown by an investigation from … Continue reading Exxon Knew about Climate Change 40 years ago

It’s the End of the World?!?

If the humanities can’t produce thinkers who can get us out of this mess, they are still producing some of the best commentators on where it has come from and where it threatens to take us. by Jennifer Rosenhagen edited by O Society July 15, 2019 With precipitous declines in humanities course enrollments and punishing cuts … Continue reading It’s the End of the World?!?