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22 January 2014 @ 12:05 pm
If not one hell, then the other.  
Some of these are a couple of years old, but are still relevant.

A Student Writes….Global Extinction Within One Lifetime? [The Ecologist]
Malcolm Light; inventor, retired professor and the name behind this report, believes he has accurately calculated methane gas warming potentials. He says: “This process of methane release will accelerate exponentially, release huge quantities of methane into the atmosphere and lead to the demise of all life on earth before the middle of this century.”
Apparently, the report is this: Global Extinction within one Human Lifetime as a Result of a Spreading Atmospheric Arctic Methane Heat wave and Surface Firestorm [Arctic News] ... so not the best source ever, but still worth considering.

New, privatized African city heralds climate apartheid [The Guardian]

Report: World's 85 richest have same wealth as all of bottom 50 percent [Al Jazeera]

More oil spilled from trains in 2013 than in previous 4 decades, federal data show [KC Star]

Oil Supply Limits and the Continuing Financial Crisis [Gail the Actuary; Gail Tverberg; Our Finite World] Gail explains how oil scarcity created the financial crisis (the details of who it affected were caused by the greed of the rich), and why the financial crisis will continue.

Why EIA, IEA, and Randers’ 2052 Energy Forecasts are Wrong [Gail the Actuary]

What If Your Autonomous Car Keeps Routing You Past Krispy Kreme? [The Atlantic]