Shamus Cooke, Workers Action
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http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2011/04/04/2014681395.gif The U.S. heat wave is slowly shaking the foundations of American politics. It may take years for the deep rumble to evolve into an above ground, institution-shattering earthquake, but U.S. society has changed for good.
The heat wave has helped convince tens of millions of Americans that climate change is real, overpowering the fake science and right-wing media – funded by corporate cash – to convince Americans otherwise.
Report: Amount of US mired in drought worsens in Plains, Jim Suther, Associated Press / Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune
On Wednesday (August 1, 2012) , the U.S. Agriculture Department added 218 counties from 12 drought-stricken states to its list of natural disaster areas, bringing the overall total to 1,584 counties in 32 states. That's more than half of all U.S. counties, and the vast majority of them received the designation because of drought.
The Earth Cannot Be Saved By Hope And Billionaires, George Monbiot, Monbiot.com