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Obama has a plan for getting around Senate opposition to a climate treaty

grist.org — The elephant in the room every time Americans talk about international climate agreements is that, unlike in parliamentary democracies, our opposition party gets a veto over treaties. Due to the two-thirds majority needed in the Senate for ratification of international treaties, Senate Republicans can, and will, reject any binding agreement to reduce carbon emissions (joined by some fossil fuel-state Democrats).
Aug 27, 2014

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Hip Hop curbs SUVs, takes Tesla for a spin

grist.org — Rappers have been infatuated with cars since the beginning of Hip Hop, with a niche fetish for bulkier models. Early rapper endorsements of Jeeps, Suzuki Sidekicks, and MPVs are arguably what cued the auto industry to expand the SUV market.

Invasion of the corn snatchers

grist.org — Food has become the domain of all sorts of shady underworld characters. There are drug dealers bootlegging rice through Europe, fraudulent fishmongers fencing fillets in fine restaurants, and mafia capos adulterating olive oil in North America. Now thieves are conducting elaborate heists to fleece farmers of their vegetables.
Aug 27, 2014

Your rutabaga or your life! Invasion of the corn snatchers grist.org/food/invasion-… via @grist

The U.N.’s latest report on climate change is terrifying

grist.org — Yep, we know that greenhouse gas emissions are through the roof, and that climate change is already happening in a big, bad way, and that it's only getting worse. But did you see the news stories about the latest draft report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)?

To end population growth, spread the wealth

grist.org — Zoom out on the graph of human population until it encompasses the entire timeline of our species and you'll notice something alarming. It looks like a right angle, with one line hovering near zero for millennia, and another, at present day, headed straight up toward the stratosphere.
Aug 27, 2014

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Aug 25, 2014

Counterintuitively, the fewer people starve, the more the population shrinks, @SavorTooth reports grist.org/food/to-end-po…

Aug 25, 2014

End population growth through empowerment bit.ly/1twRGGW @SavorTooth has been knocking it out of the park recently

Aug 25, 2014

My next Hungry Hungry Humans: We need food to end population growth grist.org/food/to-end-po… via @grist

Aug 25, 2014

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