If We Realized The True Cost of Homelessness, We'd Fix It Overnight

If We Realized The True Cost of Homelessness, We'd Fix It Overnight

The moratorium on evictions is due to end soon. (In Australia, it is scheduled for the end of September 2020). Some states have extended the moratorium, but when it ends that’s likely to force even more into housing insecurity and outright homelessness.

7 Ways To To Suck CO₂ Out Of The Atmosphere

7 Ways To To Suck CO₂ Out Of The Atmosphere

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says negative emissions technologies will be needed to meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting warming to well below 2℃. In other words, just cutting emissions is not enough – we must also take existing greenhouse gases from the air.

Will The Tropics Eventually Become Uninhabitable?

Will The Tropics Eventually Become Uninhabitable?

What is the impact of temperature increases in the tropics? How likely is it that regions along the Equator will be uninhabitable due to high wet bulb temperatures such as 35℃ and more in places like Singapore? Do we have models that suggest how likely this is and at what time frames?

Humans Ignite Almost Every Wildfire That Threatens Homes

Humans Ignite Almost Every Wildfire That Threatens Homes

Summer and fall are wildfire season across the western U.S. In recent years, wildfires have destroyed thousands of homes, forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate and exposed tens of millions to harmful smoke.

Why Wildfires Can Leave Toxic Drinking Water Behind

Why Wildfires Can Leave Toxic Drinking Water Behind

Less than halfway through the 2020 wildfire season, fires are burning large swaths of the western U.S. As in previous years, these disasters have entered populated areas, damaging drinking water networks.

Will Chrystia Freeland Lead A Feminist Post-Coronavirus Recovery?

Will Chrystia Freeland Lead A Feminist Post-coronavirus Recovery?

With Chrystia Freeland now holding the reins of the ministry of finance and Canada’s post-pandemic recovery plan, it’s time to ask whether the first woman — and feminist — to lead the portfolio will push for significant advances for gender equality.

What Is A Hurricane Storm Surge and Why Is It So Dangerous?

What Is A Hurricane Storm Surge and Why Is It So Dangerous?

As Hurricane Sally headed for the northern Gulf Coast on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, forecasters warned of a potentially life-threatening storm surge, with water levels that could rise as high as 7 feet in some areas.

How To Take Baby Steps Towards A New Reality

How To Take Baby Steps Towards A New Reality

If we were able to remember how we felt as a child learning to crawl, we probably would remember looking on with amazement at the giants we saw around us. This memory might help us when we are learning a technical skill, or a behavioral skill such as unconditional love, patience...

Are Your Devices Spying On You?

Are Your Devices Spying On You?

From internet-connected televisions, toys, fridges, ovens, security cameras, door locks, fitness trackers and lights, the so-called “Internet of Things” (IoT) promises to revolutionise our homes.

Emancipatory Spirituality: An Emerging Spiritual Orientation and Practice

Emancipatory Spirituality: An Emerging Spiritual Orientation and Practice

We are in the midst of an extraordinary upsurge of interest in the realm of the Spirit. Tens of millions of people in advanced industrial societies live at a level of material well-being that far surpasses the luxuries and comforts available to kings, queens, and nobles just a few hundred years ago. But many of these are in the vanguard of those who seek a new spiritual reality.

The Pledge of Attention: A Visit to Lady Liberty

The Pledge of Attention: A Visit to Lady Liberty 

There she grows now, so tall, the tallest woman you have ever seen. Green goddess in the harbor, bearing light and knowledge. Her grotto is the open sky, the water is her shrine, appearing to the faithful with dignity divine. Grave and peaceful, calm and holy, she stands at the nation’s door.

How Napoléon III Used Photography As Propaganda To Hide The Horror Of His New Paris

How Napoléon III Used Photography As Propaganda To Hide The Horror Of His New Paris

Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, ruler of France from 1848 to 1870, was “the most enthusiastic supporter of photography in all of Europe”. Yet , photographs, even of bridges or hospitals, are never neutral: they are a tissue of the choices made by the photographer. In choosing to tell one truth, photographers can obscure many others.The Conversation

How Racism and Classism Affect Natural Ecosystems

How Racism and Classism Affect Natural Ecosystems

Structural racism and classism could profoundly affect the existence of flora and fauna in our cities, according to a recent landmark publication in the academic journal Science.

When The Truth Is So Terrible It Hurts, Take Action

When The Truth Is So Terrible It Hurts, Take Action

Amidst all the horrors taking place these days, I am inspired by the rays of hope that shine through. Ordinary people standing up for what is right (and against what is wrong). Baseball players, white and black, both teams, walking off the field in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. And today, I came across the video of the Seattle Seahawks' head coach Pete Carroll...

Why Are Americans Buying More Guns Than Ever?

Why Are Americans Buying More Guns Than Ever?

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and protests for racial justice, the gun industry’s trade association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, estimates that gun sales from March through July were 8.5 million.

Are Hurricanes Strengthening More Rapidly?

08 28 are hurricanes strengthening more rapidly

Hurricane Laura blew up quickly as it headed for the Louisiana coast, intensifying from a tropical storm to a major hurricane in less than 24 hours.

How Police Legitimacy Can Be Regained Once Lost

How Police Legitimacy Can Be Regained Once Lost

There is a well-known phrase that describes a certain view of police officers. Often abbreviated in graffiti and on placards to “ACAB”, the words “all cops are bastards” have been widely adopted as a response to the way police forces operate.

How Trump Could Win In 2020, Without Cheating

How Trump Could Win In 2020, Without Cheating

From a longue durée view, it’s Trump who has the power to do the pushing, thanks not only to his deep pockets and ruthlessness but also to the deep support of two long-privileged groups in American life.

Why Companies Were So Quick To Endorse Black Lives Matter

Why Companies Were So Quick To Endorse Black Lives Matter

Not too long ago, few companies paid much attention to Black Lives Matter. Today, in the wake of the George Floyd protests, it seems as if most major companies including Apple, Amazon and Facebook have endorsed the movement

Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action

Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action

I called this article "Women Arise: Be Seen, Be Heard, and Take Action", and while I am referring to the women highlighted in the videos below, I am also speaking of each of us. And not just of those of us in female bodies, but to all the "rising feminine" in all of us, male or female.

How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts

How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts

The time is now! Voting in the presidential election will begin in many states in just a few weeks – as earlyas Sept. 4 in North Carolina.

How A Dismantled Post Office Destroys More Than Mail Service

How A Dismantled Post Office Destroys More Than Mail Service

The U.S. Postal Service is under threat of collapse and privatization. This comes after years of federal political maneuvering that has effectively depleted revenues and staffing – issues now amplified by new cuts to overtime worker pay and slowed delivery.

The Fight Against Inequality Is As Old As America Itself

Settlers like these in Custer County, Nebraska, in 1870, got free or low-cost land from the government under the Homestead Act.

Americans are increasingly worried about the rising tide of economic inequality, as fewer control more wealth. But fears of great wealth and the need for economic equality go back to the country’s origins.

Do Face Mask Rules Really Violate Personal Liberty?

Do Face Mask Rules Really Violate Personal Liberty?

Several hundred people assembled in London’s Hyde Park in July 2020 to protest rules making face masks mandatory in shops and supermarkets to help control the spread of COVID-19.

Are We Really Doomed If We Don't Manage To Curb Emissions By 2030?

Are We Really Doomed If We Don't Manage To Curb Emissions By 2030?

Humanity is not doomed, not now or even in a worst-case scenario in 2030. But avoiding doom — either the end or widespread collapse of civilisation — is setting a pretty low bar. We can aim much higher than that without shying away from reality.

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InnerSelf Newsletter: September 27, 2020
by InnerSelf Staff
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