April 2024

The Incredibly Risky Scheme that Bill Gates Keeps Pushing

#big tech #climate #disaster

January 2024

Google Update Reveals AI Will Read All Your Private Messages

#big tech #privacy #disaster

November 2023

Earth just had its hottest 12 months ever recorded, analysis finds

the hottest temperature our planet has experienced in something like 125,000 years

#climate #disaster

September 2023

Pinning point five collapsed, the sea ice barrier buttressing Thwaites and Pine Island Glacier.

Short version: we're already at 2C global warming in the northern hemisphere, and might reach 1.5C globally by the end of the year. Also, half the ice in Antarctica might plunge into the ocean and melt, if not this December then next December. It will raise the ocean level by three meters when that happens. When, not if.

#climate #disaster

Who gets to survive and 'rewild' themselves?

#disaster #society #health

In midst of Morocco earthquake chaos, surprising heroes: Villagers’ donkeys

Villagers use donkeys to move rubble out of the way and to get relief supplies to more difficult-to-reach spots.

#animals #disaster #photos

August 2023

You're Not Going to Make It

#society #disaster

Colonialism Set the Stage for the Wildfire Destruction of Maui

Transformation of the island for mass tourism helped turn it into a tinderbox that has claimed 96 lives so far.

#disaster #politics

Justine Bateman on the Destruction of the Film Business

Amid the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, studio heads are scorching their own legacies, Justine Bateman writes.

#movies #business #disaster

July 2023

Elon Musk’s Twitter rebrand to ‘X’ is a total disaster. Here’s what’s happened so far

#social media #disaster

Antarctic sea ice levels dive in 'five-sigma event', as experts flag worsening consequences for planet

#climate #disaster

Heat Index At Iran Airport Hits 66 Degrees Celsius As Climate Scientist Warns Earth Will Become "Inferno"

Simultaneous heat waves are suffocating the US, much of Europe and parts of Asia, while El Nino intensifies in the Pacific Ocean.

#middle east #climate #disaster

June 2023

WTF is Happening? An Overview

#climate #disaster

May 2023

May the financial fracasos be with us

Financial news can easily feel gamified, a matter of stats without deeper context, but some recent bank crashes and market trends are worth noting, for what they reveal about our precarious world.

#finance #disaster

April 2023

The Imgur Apocalypse Is Going to Break Large Parts of the Internet

It’s not just porn that’s getting deleted from Imgur. Millions of images that are embedded elsewhere will also eventually be taken down.

#web #disaster

Demolition of collapsed garage in Lower Manhattan delayed by fears of secondary collapses

#architecture #disaster

Starship Orbital Test Flight Raises Serious Questions

#space #disaster

‘We may be looking at the end of capitalism’: One of the world’s oldest and largest investment banks warns ‘Greedflation’ has gone too far

#finance #disaster

October 2022

Recycling plastic is practically impossible — and the problem is getting worse

#environment #disaster

September 2022

Survival of the Richest

#disaster #politics

Extreme California heat knocks key Twitter data center offline

#internet #climate #disaster

August 2022

Pakistan declares national emergency as flood toll nears 1,000

At least 937 people have died and 30 million are without shelter as Pakistan struggles to cope with devastating floods.

#climate #disaster

The gathering crisis

#uk #disaster

Nuclear War Would Cause a Global Famine and Kill Billions, Rutgers-Led Study Finds

Even a nuclear conflict between new nuclear states would decimate crop production and result in widespread starvation

#war #food #disaster

October 2021

Fire at Romanian COVID-19 hospital kills seven people

#romania #health #disaster

May 2021

Space Debris Has Hit And Damaged The International Space Station

#space #disaster

February 2021

Mental health ’emergency’ among child refugees in Greece

#europe #youth #health #disaster

January 2021

Natural disasters cost the U.S. a record $22 billion in 2020

#climate #disaster #economics

Pană de curent în aproape toată Transilvania. Transelectrica: au fost probleme și în alte țări

O avarie la reţeaua de transport a energiei a lăsat fără electricitate mai multe zone din nord-vestul României, vineri după-amiază, au anunțat reprezentanţii Transelectrica. Mai multe localități din Transilvania au rămas total sau parțial, fără energie electrică, aproape o oră și jumtate, în timp ce în alte zone au fost doar fluctuații de tensiune. Reprezentanții Transelectrica au anunțat că, de fapt, cauzele penei de curent din România vor fi analizate la nivel european, pentru că au fost probleme și în alte țări.

#romania #energy #disaster

September 2020

400.000 décès prématurés en raison de la pollution de l’air

#environment #health #disaster

August 2019

An 88 percent decline in large freshwater animals

#animals #environment #disaster

July 2019

Houston’s Highway Mega-Plan: An Environmental Justice Disaster

#cars #environment #disaster

April 2019

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque Fire Burns at the Same Time As Flames Engulf Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

#architecture #disaster

Pollution - Les voitures font exploser le nombre de cas d'asthme chez les enfants

#cars #youth #health #disaster

The Poor Quality of American Houses

#america #housing #disaster

March 2019

Cars are killing us. Within 10 years, we must phase them out

#cars #health #disaster

February 2019

The Bramble Cay melomys is climate change's first mammal extinction victim

#animals #climate #disaster

December 2018

The Nobel Prize for Climate Catastrophe

#climate #disaster #science

March 2018

Smartphones Are Killing The Planet Faster Than Anyone Expected

#tech #climate #disaster

April 2014

Community bonds, not seawalls, key to minimizing deaths: 3/11 study

#society #disaster #japan

May 2013

Ancient Mayan pyramid destroyed for road fill

#antiquity #architecture #disaster

March 2013

Superheated American City Dealing with 110 Degrees for 33 Days — Phoenix Confronts Apocalyptic Climate Change

#america #cities #climate #disaster

November 2012

PHOTOESSAY: The Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways, One Month Out

Mutual aid is alive and well on the devastated peninsula, filling in where the government failed.

#climate #disaster #america #photos

La sécheresse bloque le Mississippi, artère de l'économie américaine

#climate #disaster #america