Many links today: Usher's News for June 17, 2021

At least 28 large fires are burning over more than 550 square miles in eight western states, according to the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC).

Extreme Heat, Drought Fuel Dozens of Fires Across Western U.S.

America is in deeper trouble than ever before. We need a leveling.

How America Went From Mom-and-Pop Capitalism to Techno-Feudalism

... temperatures hit triple digits across a wide geographic area, no state has enough energy available to meet all the heightened demand, primarily due to air conditioning use," the agency said in a news release.

Californians, Texans Asked to Conserve Power as Heat Wave Bakes the West

Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine Could Become Most Lucrative Drug in the World

Plummeting sperm counts, shrinking penises: toxic chemicals threaten humanity

“We must understand that by bankrolling the expansion of oil and gas, the top banks of the world have blood on their hands and no amount of greenwashing, carbon markets, unproven techno-fixes or net-zero commitments can absolve their crimes against humanity and Mother Earth,” said Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN).

“Indigenous lands globally are being plundered, our inherent rights are being violated, and the value of our lives has been diminished to nothing in the face of fossil fuel expansion,” Goldtooth added. “For the sacredness and the territorial integrity of Mother Earth, these banks must be held accountable for covering the cost of her destruction.”

60 Largest Banks Have Dumped $3.8 Trillion Into Fossil Fuels Since 2015, Report Shows

Like all living organisms, trees die. But what is happening here is not normal. Large patches of trees are dying simultaneously, and saplings aren’t growing to take their place. And it’s not just a local issue: Seawater is raising salt levels in coastal woodlands along the entire Atlantic Coastal Plain, from Maine to Florida. Huge swaths of contiguous forest are dying. They’re now known in the scientific community as “ghost forests.”

Sea level rise is killing trees along the Atlantic coast, creating ‘ghost forests’ that are visible from space

... a significant association between DDT in grandmothers' blood during pregnancy, and obesity and early first menstrual periods in their granddaughters—factors known to increase the risk for breast cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Bill Gates: Let Them Eat Fake Meat!

YouTube REMOVES Bret Weinstein's Interview With Dr. Pierre Kory Over "Controversial" Drug

Neoliberalism DEVASTATES Communities, Wave Of Corp Mergers Triggers MASSIVE Layoffs

Colin Rogero: Millions On The Verge Of HOMELESSNESS While Biden Does NOTHING