‘Horrifying’ New Research Shows Rising Sea Levels Could Wipe Out Major Cities, Displace 150 Million People by 2050 

“Climate change is shrinking the planet, in the scariest possible way.”

Source: ‘Horrifying’ New Research Shows Rising Sea Levels Could Wipe Out Major Cities, Displace 150 Million People by 2050 | Common Dreams News

 The revolutionary limits

Our seemingly odd jargon of ‘fourth turning points’ is perhaps not very useful, but the point is that social change is complex, more than economics, and involves an immense complexity of factors. And a revolution gets caught in the dilemma of controlling a given future while promising the equivalent of an open society.

The problem is that revolutions end up in oversimplification, control by a few and a lack of any model of how to create a new society, let alone a socialist one. But the task can be managed if the effort is actually made to do that…The idea that ‘revolution’ will solve everything is misleading.

Source: Floating fourth turning points, musical rebellions, clopen societies, hippies and revolutions and other ‘darn’d if…’ question marks… – 1848+: The End(s) of History

How Life Blossomed after the | Portside

In 2014, when Ian Miller and Tyler Lyson first visited Corral Bluffs, a fossil site 100 kilometers south of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science where they work, Lyson was not impressed by the few vertebrate fossils he saw. But on a return trip later that year, he split open small boulders called concretions—and found dozens of skulls.

Source: How Life Blossomed after the Dinosaurs Died | Portside