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Climate Science, Explained in 10 Graphics. Thousands of people are expected to attend the People’s Climate Movement march in Washington, D.C. and sister cities around the world this coming weekend.

Climate Science, Explained in 10 Graphics

They are marching because actions taken to date by governments and others are not commensurate with the scale of climate impacts – both those already borne and those projected in the years to come. It’s a good moment to reflect on the facts. What do we know about global climate change, and what impacts can we expect in the future? The following graphics speak volumes. What is climate change? Climate change is a long-term change in Earth’s weather patterns or average climate, including temperature and precipitation. What’s causing climate change? When models only include natural drivers of climate change, such as natural variability and volcanic eruptions, they cannot reproduce the recent increase in temperature. How have global emissions changed? קרן קימת לישראל מפריטה מאות נכסים בשווי של מיליארדי שקלים. קרן קימת לישראל מפריטה מאות נכסים באזורי הביקוש המרכזיים בישראל.

קרן קימת לישראל מפריטה מאות נכסים בשווי של מיליארדי שקלים

ההפרטה הזו, של למעלה מ-650 נכסים, המתפרשים על כ-1,600 דונם בתל-אביב, רחובות, גבעתיים ועוד מספר ערים באזורי הביקוש, היא אירוע תקדימי בתולדות הקק"ל. קק"ל מעולם לא מכרה קרקע, או נכס שנמצא על קרקע שלה. Turn It OFF! The Massively Manipulative Marketing Meme. By Zen Gardner Contributing Writer for Wake Up World The massively manipulative marketing meme may seem to be common knowledge to most, but to what degree?

Turn It OFF! The Massively Manipulative Marketing Meme

Do people really see the depths and breadths these conniving controllers are willing to stoop to in order to control the mass mind according to their greedy, parasitic intentions? Here are a few examples that will resonate and help plant your feet squarely in the camp of the observing enlightened. These exposures portray clearly what we’re witnessing daily in the constructed matricized world around us, and why we should steer clear of it. First, an overview of the subtle yet obvious trickery of modern advertising. Pay close attention! The Top 8 Skills Wealthy People Have Mastered. The Real Terrorists: The .01% 4th March 2016 By Paul Buchheit They consist of 16,000 individuals, about the size of a crowd at a professional basketball game.

The Real Terrorists: The .01%

Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World. Wealth 7:01 PM Jan 18, 2015 By Mona Chalabi Eighty people hold the same amount of wealth as the world’s 3.6 billion poorest people, according to an analysis just released from Oxfam.

Meet The 80 People Who Are As Rich As Half The World

The report from the global anti-poverty organization finds that since 2009, the wealth of those 80 richest has doubled in nominal terms — while the wealth of the poorest 50 percent of the world’s population has fallen. To see how much wealth the richest 1 percent and the poorest 50 percent hold, Oxfam used research from Credit Suisse, a Swiss financial services company, and Forbes’s annual billionaires list. Accelerator NFX Guild unveiled its second startup batch today: Here’s who just graduated. » 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How.

According to this chart via Reddit called “The Illusion of Choice,” these corporations create the chain of supplies that flow from one another.

» 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy — This Chart Shows How

Each chain begins at one of the 10 super companies. Here’s just one example: Yum Brands owns KFC and Taco Bell. The company was a spin-off of Pepsi. All Yum Brands restaurants sell only Pepsi products because of a lifetime deal with the soda-maker. $84 billion company Proctor & Gamble owns companies that produce everything from detergent to toothpaste. It’s not just the products you buy and consume, either. It gets even more macro, too: 37 banks have merged to become just four — JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo and CitiGroup in a little over two decades, according to this Federal Reserve map.

The nation’s 10 largest financial institutions hold 54% of our total financial assets; in 1990, they held 20%. Common Core State Standards: A lesson in shrewd marketing. University of Georgia professor Peter Smagorinsky is a frequent contributor to the Get Schooled blog.

Common Core State Standards: A lesson in shrewd marketing

This is a long and provocative piece on Common Core State Standards, which Smagorinsky argues is a manufactured solution to a manufactured crisis. By Peter Smagorinsky In “The Languages of Edison’s Light,” rhetorician Charles Bazerman studies how iconic American inventor Thomas Edison represented himself to the public as a uniquely talented technician in the post-Civil War world. He did so in spite of skepticism from the scientific community and a lengthy and problematic process in developing a viable prototype for his major achievement, the electric light bulb. To understand Edison’s place in the late 19th century world, think of Steve Jobs and the ways in which he rode the currents of technology, commerce, self-promotion, and rhetoric to project himself into the pantheon of America’s historical entrepreneurial technological wizards. S Aftershock Survival Summit. 'Scared the Hell Out of Me.

s Aftershock Survival Summit

It Was a Great Wake-Up Call (Although I Wasn't Really Asleep)' — Russell H., from Wichita, Kansas Over 50 Million Americans Have United to View This Powerful Warning to Prepare for an Impending Economic Crisis!