Desdemona Despair By Jonathan Watts 18 July 2018 (The Guardian) – At least 11 wildfires are raging inside the Arctic Circle as the hot, dry summer turns an abnormally wide area of Europe into a tinderbox. The worst affected country, Sweden, has called for emergency assistance from its partners in

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Japan records highest temperature ever – Heat wave has killed 50 – “It is so hot these days that I cannot figure out whether I am in South Korea or in Southeast Asia”

The giant iceberg that broke from Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf is stuck, threatening to destabilize more of the continent’s ice

Impacts of climate change downplayed by FEMA

Atlantic Ocean Cools & African Dust Storm Reaches Rare Locations in N. America (646)

Arctic Port Need Icebreakers in July & China Grabs the Indian Ocean (645)

Master of Incorrect: Joe Romm (Part I: “Mideast Oil Forever,” 1996)

‘Kill All the Gentlemen’ — seven centuries of class struggle in rural England

Amazon deforestation in Brazil up 108 percent in June 2018

The Belem Ecosocialist Declaration: An historic document

Fire crews continue battling dozens of fires in northeastern Ontario – “Everything is very, very dry. We haven’t had much rain at all. We have new fires that are starting every single day.”

Genetic testing confirms whale harpooned in Iceland was rare blue/fin hybrid – “Now that the evidence has been confirmed, we once again call for an immediate and permanent end to this whaling to prevent further harm to these endangered species”

Global warming and the giant iceberg off Greenland’s shore – “This iceberg is the biggest we have seen”

Video: 10 billion tons of ice fall into the ocean as Greenland iceberg calves – “Global sea-level rise is both undeniable and consequential”

Storms, landslides, and extreme heat hit Asia – More than 900,000 people evacuated in China and the Philippines

The U.S. natural gas industry is leaking way more methane than previously thought. Here’s why that matters.

In Mexico town with little water, Coca-Cola is everywhere. So is diabetes. “It doesn’t rain like it used to. Almost every day, day and night, it used to rain.”

Southeast Asian forest loss much greater than expected, with negative implications for climate – 113,000 square miles of forest razed and converted to cropland between 2000 and 2014

As inequality grows, so does the political influence of the rich

DRC set to reclassify national parks for oil, open Congo Basin rainforest to logging

One-third of global fisheries operating at biologically unsustainable levels

Heat records falling around the world in 2018

“The Poisoned City” chronicles the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

Deadly heat waves in Middle East and North Africa to increase by 8–20 times if global warming isn’t slowed

Japan suffers deadly record heat wave – AccuWeather estimates death toll likely in the hundreds, may climb into the thousands – Emergency personnel respond to record number of calls

India suffering worst water crisis in its history – New Delhi and 20 other cities to run out of groundwater by 2020 – 600 million people already face high-to-extreme water stress

Earth Overshoot Day 2018 Is August 1, the Earliest Date Since Ecological Overshoot Started in the Early 1970s – “Our Current Economies Are Running a Ponzi Scheme With Our Planet”

Whole Dairy is Heart-Healthy

Dirty Water Amendment to a House Spending Bill Guts the Clean Water Rule

Youth Climate March in the U.S. on Saturday, 21 July 2018

‘Enough’ Misleading Ads on Antibiotics in Meat