Climate change could revive medieval megadroughts in US Southwest | Study picks apart factors that caused severe, long-lasting droughts and suggests increased risk for future

Climate change could revive medieval megadroughts in US Southwest

Study picks apart factors that caused severe, long-lasting droughts and suggests increased risk for future

July 24, 2019
Earth Institute at Columbia University

Dry pasture, central valley of California (stock image).
Credit: © AlessandraRC / Adobe Stock

About a dozen megadroughts struck the American Southwest during the 9th through the 15th centuries, but then they mysteriously ceased around the year 1600. What caused this clustering of megadroughts — that is, severe droughts that last for decades — and why do they happen at all?

If scientists can understand why megadroughts happened in the past, it can help us better predict whether, how, and where they might happen in the future.

A study published today in Science Advances provides the first comprehensive theory for why there were megadroughts in the American Southwest. The authors found that ocean temperature conditions plus…

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USA wollen auf Bundesebene wieder Todesstrafe vollstrecken SZ


Attorney General William Barr speaks during a tour of a federal prison Monday, July 8, 2019, in Edgefield, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)• Die US-Regierung will erstmals seit 2003 wieder Bundesgefangene hinrichten lassen.
• Eine unter US-Präsident Obama angestoßene Untersuchung sei abgeschlossen, hieß es aus Washington.
• Bei den Hinrichtungen soll ein Wirkstoff zum Einsatz kommen, der auch bei der Sterbehilfe verwendet wird.
Die USA wollen auf Bundesebene erstmals nach mehr als 15 Jahren wieder die Todesstrafe vollstrecken. Justizminister William Barr habe eine entsprechende Änderung in die Wege geleitet, teilte das US-Justizministerium in Washington mit. Es sei bereits die Exekution von fünf Häftlingen angeordnet worden, die alle unter anderem wegen des Mordes an Kindern und Jugendlichen in Todeszellen sitzen. Ihre Exekutionen seien für Dezember und Januar geplant. Weitere Hinrichtungen würden zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt angesetzt…..

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Lebanon: the slaughter of migratory birds — World Animals Voice

Lebanon: the slaughter of migratory birds


Not only in Europe, more than 53 million wild birds are legally shot down by hunters each year, but also in other countries.

Several countries on the Mediterranean are famous for mass killing of migratory as resident birds. Lebanon is no exception and perhaps one of the worst culpits.

The estimated number of illegally killed birds in Lebanon is more than 2,600,000 annually.
Several storks on their way to Europe took a route between residential areas due to an unusual wind.
The hunters of Beirut shot them from the streets, the balconies and the roofs of the houses!A terrible slaughter took place!

We have received terrible pictures.

The images provided were taken in spring 2017 are from “Association for Bird Conservation in Lebanon” and give a glimpse of the situation.

getötete Störche in LibanonSome Lebanese hunters and a terrible loss of wildlife

Every spring hundreds of…

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@UKHomeOffice @MoJGovUK @cpsUK Desperately Seeking: #OpenJustice #FairTrials #Whistleblower Protection


National Inquiry into Organised, Orchestrated & Historic Child Sexual Abuse

…on behalf of the children, adult survivors, whistleblowers, victims and supporters

@UKHomeOffice @MoJGovUK @cpsUK Desperately Seeking: #OpenJustice #FairTrials #Whistleblower Protection

That’s how neuroses, schizophrenia and madness are created: when words don’t match the reality of an experience such as “I love you” while you’re being hit by your parent as a child.

As an adult, I have a hard time minding the gap between:

  • professional oaths where people ‘say the right thing’ when they start their employment
  • mission statements of institutions that ‘claim the right thing’
  • Policy, the Law and its Enforcement – as everybody just seems to make things up as they go along with excuses such as
    • politics is independent from the judiciary
    • “it’s up to individual judges”
    • not our remit…

People obviously only complain, when it hurts…

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The Crime of Josef Fritzl (Crime Documentary) – Real Stories


Real Stories

Am 09.06.2018 veröffentlicht

Following Elisabeth Fritzl’s freedom on the 26th April 2008, the world was confronted with the horrifying reality of the nightmare she had been forced to endure for 24 years. Held captive in a cellar by her own father, just metres below the house where the rest of her family lived, she was regularly raped during her imprisonment. While the family remained oblivious to the hell she was enduring, Elisabeth bore seven of her own father’s children. But how did this torturous father manage to keep his horrific secret for so long?

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ARD Deutschland: der Puff Europas “Ich schäme mich dafür” —


ARD 05.07.2019 War die Legalisierung der Prostitution ein Fehler? Deutschland ist das Bordell Europas. Aus der SPD melden sich Frauen mit der Forderung nach einem Prostitutionsverbot zu Wort. Schweden und Frankreich haben dies bereits eingeführt. Dort werden Freier für den Sexkauf bestraft, nicht jedoch die Prostituierten – die Erfahrungen sind überwiegend positiv. Kontraste-Reporterinnen haben im […]

via ARD Deutschland: der Puff Europas “Ich schäme mich dafür” —

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