We are in the middle of a technological upheaval that will transform the way society is organized. We must make the right decisions now

Source: Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence? – Scientific American

 Rebooting the System from inside the Death Machine 

To explore how we can respond meaningfully to this moment of crisis, we will draw on this and previous work to provide a snapshot diagnosing the fundamental contours of the crisis. This will provide the groundwork to see the crisis for what it is: an act of war on Planet Earth, on all of life, on all of us. Seeing the crisis for what it is, clarifies in a way that is often eclipsed in the everyday what’s really at stake. And this in turn opens us to seeing the possibilities for action, by unmasking the most fundamental obstacle to change: the illusion of our powerlessness, and the mechanisms by which this illusion is perpetuated to ensure the peoples’ silence, fear, apathy and disunity.

Source: Beyond Trump: Rebooting the System from inside the Death Machine – INSURGE intelligence – Medium

How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State 

A systemic crisis in the global Deep System has driven the violent radicalization of a Deep State faction

Source: How the Trump regime was manufactured by a war inside the Deep State – INSURGE intelligence – Medium

We may live in a post-truth era, but nature does not 

In the 1870s, spectacular rains began to fall on the Western Plains, turning a dry region then named “the Great American Desert” to gorgeous green. Thousands of young homesteaders rushed west to raise crops and families, convinced by a humdinger alternative fact: “Rain Follows the Plow.” The more people moved to the Plains, the widely reported theory went, the more it would rain.

Source: We may live in a post-truth era, but nature does not – LA Times

Last time the Earth was this warm, sea level was a whole lot higher 

Humans are currently turning up the planet’s thermostat much more quickly than natural processes have done in the past. Still, we learn a lot by uncovering the way the planet has responded to different set points on the Earth’s thermostat. We know that we’ve already warmed the globe enough to significantly raise sea levels. The more complicated question that researchers keep working to answer is “Just how quickly will it rise?”

Source: Last time the Earth was this warm, sea level was a whole lot higher | Ars Technica

As We Enter 2017, Keep The Big Picture In Mind 

As bluntly as I can say it, anybody who found the level of disruptions on 2016 overwhelming is going to have a hard time navigating the future.  The period of adjustment has only just begun.

Source: As We Enter 2017, Keep The Big Picture In Mind | Peak Prosperity