Monday, February 22, 2016
FOUR BILLION Face Water Scarcity
Four Billion Facing Severe Water Shortages
Two-thirds of the global population live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least 1 month of the year. Nearly half live in India and China. Half a billion people severe water scarcity all year round.
Washington’s Machiavellian Game in Syria
The world’s most powerful Superpower did not come to that position without extraordinary skills, cunning, a remarkable ability to lie convincingly, to deceive, to precisely manipulate the weaknesses of their opponents. Around late March or April it will be clear. The US has lured not only Turkey and Saudi Arabia, but now Moscow into their trap in the Middle East. The initial losers in this unfolding deadly game will be Saudi, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and likely Russia.
Europe is disintegrating while its citizens watch indifferent
We are witnessing the slow agony of the dream of European integration, disintegrating without a single demonstration occuring anywhere. European institutions are in an existential crisis but the debate??
The Great Turning
The shift from the Industrial Growth Society to a life-sustaining civilization. The ecological and social crises we face are caused by an economic system dependent on accelerating growth.
The Wendelstein 7-X is the world’s largest stellarator, a massively complex fusion reactor that was inaugurated by Angela Merkel in a recent ceremony. The reactor is a testing prototype at this stage rather than a commercial energy generation source, but it marks the first time an alternative to traditional fusion power approaches has been tried. The current state of the art in fusion power is a device called a Tokamak. Tokamaks are easier to build than stellarators, but despite decades of support for projects like ITER that rely on that design, no economical fusion reactor has been built yet. The Wendelstein 7-X offers an alternative
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