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The Guardian: "Are hurricanes getting worse?" Answer: Yes, silly, and it's due to global warming

I know this is all just liberal propaganda, but just in case you're not a braindead Trumper....


More of this silly "science" bullshit here: "Climate change means Hurricane Florence will dump 50% more rain":
"Hurricane Florence is set to bring 50% more rainfall to the US east coast due to human-induced climate change, according to a landmark forecast that has outlined the influence of warming temperatures upon the looming storm.
An attribution study by scientists ahead of Florence’s landfall, expected in North Carolina on Thursday, found that the storm will be about 50 miles (80km) larger in diameter than it would be if human activity had not warmed the planet.
The hurricane is expected to bring about 50% more precipitation, delivering as much as 20in (51cm) of rainfall in coastal areas, due to climate change. The forecast was completed by researchers at Stony Brook University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
'Dangerous climate change is here, it’s…

Bernie Sanders: A new authoritarian axis demands an international progressive front

Leak From Censored Israel Lobby Film Exposes Anti-Palestinian Operatives

Here's the documentary Al Jazeera did on the pro-Israel lobby in the UK: same idea as the US one, using an undercover reporter, which is now banned in Freedom's Land and Bravery's Home and at the behest of many but including that brave defender of civil liberties, Alan Dershowitz. Of course.

Ariel Dorfman: I thought democracy in Chile was safe. Now I see America falling into the same trap

"Again, Chile provides a blueprint, warning us that democracy can be subverted only if large multitudes stand by and look away while it is corroded and demolished. Our deepest values are in most danger when people feel defenceless and despairing, mere spectators watching a nightmare slowly unfold as if there was nothing they could do to stop it, ready to abrogate their responsibility. It is ultimately the passivity of those silent accomplices that eats away at the fabric and foundations of a republic, leaves it vulnerable to demagoguery and dread. The main lesson that the Chilean cataclysm bequeaths us is to never forget that the rights we take for granted are fragile and revocable, protected only by the unceasing, vigilant, vigorous struggle of millions upon millions of ordinary citizens. Salvation can’t be outsourced to some sort of heroic figure who will ride to the rescue. The only real saviours are the people themselves. Unless we understand this, we risk awakening one day in …

Israel: US cuts to UNRWA deepen funding crisis for Palestinian refugees ...

Blurb: "US President Donald Trump has cut funding for UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, which helps some 5 million Palestinians. DW's Tania Krämer went to Hamas-controlled Gaza, where UN employees are facing a funding crisis.

For a related story, go to: https://p.dw.com/p/345qc "Germany to boost funds for UN Palestinian agency""