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Water Protests in Iran, And the Shape of Things to Come

In my 2019 book How the World Ends, I laid out three central crises: food, water, and population, that would serve as the foundation for a convergence of crises and chaos over the next half-century....
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President Biden Does Not Understand Inflation

In late May, our family exited a year of pandemic lockdown for a 5,000 mile road trip of the west.  Our vaccination cards secured, we toured three of the largest national parks, including the...
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Pushed to the Limit

The growing status of global crisis as a new normal finds multiple systems of the world pushed to the limit. After a year and a half of the global pandemic, we learned how quickly...
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Weekly Pandemic Update

Indonesia became the epicenter of the Asian experience with the pandemic this week when that nation surpassed India and Brazil in the daily death count. Indonesia experienced more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases per...
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A Growing Global Food Crisis

In my 2019 book How the World Ends, I laid out three central crises: food, water, and population, that would serve as the foundation for a convergence of crises and chaos over the next...
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Weekly Pandemic Update

The World Health Organization (WHO) cites the spread of the delta variant in Africa as the driver behind a 43% surge in coronavirus-linked deaths on the continent in the last week. The delta variant...
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Stages of the Holocaust – The Ongoing History of Genocide – Episode 5

In our final episode that looks at the Holocaust in our series Never Again…Again, The Ongoing History of Genocide, JB Shreve and Brian Butler look at the stages of the Holocaust as it unfolded....
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Delta Variant and Lambda Variant – Quick Explainer [Updated]

This brief backgrounder explains the currently known facts on the delta variant and the lambda variant. All viruses mutate over time, and it is the nature of an mRna virus like the coronavirus to...
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The Crisis in Haiti

Last Wednesday the president of Haiti, Jovenel Moïse was killed when a group of assassins forced their way into his home. Moïse was shot 12 times. His wife was also shot but she survived....

Weekly Pandemic Update

A succinct summation of what happened around the world in the pandemic this week. The global coronavirus death total crossed 4 million this week. Most experts believe that is still a drastic undercount as...