Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.
That’s because global heat records have kept falling in 2014, with September the latest example.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.72 degrees Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping.
It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August.
Remember when people volunteered to help the poor? Nowadays the poor volunteer to help the wealthy.
In recent weeks, the Ritz-Carlton hotel company, the NFL, and the Smithsonian Institution have all made news by asking people to do work for free. Such practices are hardly surprising in themselves—working for nothing seems to be a key building block of the new economy. But the fact that these requests come from such huge organizations with deep pockets raises troubling questions.
Robinson is a conscientious columnist. And he refuses to go along with the (Clinton) crowd. He thinks we need Elizabeth Warren to run for President. And he makes a great case for her running :
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for president. At this rate, however, she may have to.
The Massachusetts Democrat has become the brightest ideological and rhetorical light in a party whose prospects are dimmed by—to use a word Jimmy Carter never uttered—malaise. Her weekend swing through Colorado, Minnesota and Iowa to rally the faithful displayed something no other potential contender for the 2016 presidential nomination, including Hillary Clinton, seems able to present: a message.
Since pro-democracy protests erupted in the territory in late September, Hong Kong chief executive CY Leung has maintained that universal suffrage,…
Did he actually say that?
The city has shelled out more than $200,000 to store a homeless woman’s belongings — enough to have set her up in a swanky Manhattan apartment for years. Andrea Logan’s possessions have been locked…
Two leading political philosophers, Sheldon Wolin and John Ralston Saul, explore the corporations’ slow-motion coup d’état and the prospects of financial collapse and revolt.
With the U.S. on high alert for the appearance of ebola, the news has pulled over to the side of the road every time someone shows up at the emergency room with ebola-like symptoms.
But given that only Thomas Eric Duncan and the two health care workers he infected have thus far actually tested positive for the virus, the Associated Press is being cautious with how it reports suspected cases of ebola, lest the coverage distort the actual spread of the virus.
It’s what we should expect from the two parties–failed leadership. Sadly there are still some who believe the current occupant of the White House has been successful. He, like Bush, should never have become President.