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Apr. 21, 2019 Blumbers

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On April 16, 2019 Dave Davies of NPR’s Fresh Air interviewed Bill McKibben about his new book on climate change “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” Middle East and Indian inland countries are experiencing heat wave temperatures reaching 129 degrees Fahrenheit for weeks, making life dangerous or impossible. The coasts might be cooler but are experiencing more destructive storms. By 2050 humans will only be able to perform seventy percent of the work they use to do, including raising food. Drought is forcing farmers to move north as refugees and wildfires to wipe out whole towns. When it does rain, it floods more and faster. “I mean, in the end, this isn’t a fight between Republicans and Democrats or environmentalists and industry. It’s, in the end, a fight between human beings and physics. And physics is poor at compromise, doesn’t negotiate easily. We’re going to have to do what physics demands.”

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Jun. 29, 2015 The New Yorker

On Jun. 29, 2015 The New Yorker’s Bill Keller wrote “Prison Revolt” about conservatives reforming the criminal justice system. The United States has less than five percent of the world’s population but has twenty five percent of the world’s prisoners. There are 2.2 million prisoners or three times what there were at the beginning of the Reagan administration. It is the story of convicted conservative politician Patrick J. Nolan, who discovered that you should never build a prison you would not mind living in.

Bill McKibben wrote “Power To The People” about increasingly attractive green energy worries traditional power companies.

William Dalrymple wrote “The Great Divide” about the British partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.

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