I’ve studied nuclear war for 35 years — you should be worried. | Brian Toon | TEDxMileHigh

For the first time in decades, it’s hard to ignore the threat of nuclear war. But as long as you’re far from the blast, you’re safe, right? Wrong. In this sobering talk, atmospheric scientist Brian Toon explains how even a small nuclear war could destroy all life on earth — and what we can do to prevent it. A professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Brian Toon investigates the causes of the ozone hole, how volcanic eruptions alter the climate, how ancient Mars had flowing rivers, and the environmental impacts of nuclear war. He contributed to the U.N.’s Nobel Peace Prize for climate change and holds numerous scientific awards, including two NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He is an avid woodworker. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

MIC 2019 Budget Request: $550 Million for KurdISIS and $850 Million to Fight Ghost of ISIS in Iraq

The MIC’s budget proposal for 2019 is out and it includes all sorts of pork and billions in Dark Money slush funds. But it also includes a bunch for KurdISIS and a bunch more to fight the ghost of ISIS in Iraq.

At what point are we going to stop giving Oscars to Syrian hearts and minds campaigns and get out in the street to protest this rush to nuclear war?

We better grow up quick as a community and realize this can only end badly for the whole planet.

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