Lyme disease predicted to rise in United States as climate warms — ScienceDaily

A new study looked at the relationship between climatic variables and the incidence of Lyme disease in 15 U.S. states. The study found that rising temperatures are expected to boost the number of cases of Lyme disease by more than 20 percent by mid-century.

Source: Lyme disease predicted to rise in United States as climate warms — ScienceDaily

Lights out for the species 

Official Post from Richard Seymour: An orca mother, when her calf dies, will carry the body around for days, sometimes weeks. Until she is exhausted and her grief can sustain her no more, and she lets go, and the calf falls into the abyss.Half of the orca population are doomed to extinction because of the pollutants in their diet. Orc

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The need for a critical marxism

Is marxism too complicated? I have to wonder if it is not the case. Below is one of the classic often quoted passages from Critique of Political Economy, brilliant in its own way. But the general group of ‘marxist leftists’ are in reality paralyzed by the later Marx with books like Capital, Critique of Political Economy, followed by Engels’ effort to rescue something from disaster.

In the end the claims in this chestnut from CPE is a very dubious generalization. The correlations indicated aren’t really so fixed.

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The numero uno chestnut of the histomaticists…
June 2nd, 2018 •

The quote re: the essay A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy is the numero uno chestnut of historical materialists, quoted obsessively over and over (i am almost sick of it): if Marxists would simply study relations of production empirically and not try to create a pseudo-science out of it they would be far more successful… Continue reading The need for a critical marxism