When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job
For climate scientists, it can be hard to sleep at night.

For more than thirty years, climate scientists have been living a surreal existence. A vast and ever-growing body of research shows that warming is tracking the rise of greenhouse gases exactly as their models predicted.

The physical evidence becomes more dramatic every year: forests retreating, animals moving north, glaciers melting, wildfire seasons getting longer, higher rates of droughts, floods, and storms—five times as many in the 2000s as in the 1970s.

In the blunt words of the 2014 National Climate Assessment, conducted by three hundred of America’s most distinguished experts at the request of the U. S. government, human-induced climate change is real—U. S. temperatures have gone up between 1.3 and 1.9 degrees, mostly since 1970—and the change is already affecting “agriculture, water, human health, energy, transportation, forests, and ecosystems.”

But that’s not the worst of it. Arctic air temperatures are increasing at twice the rate of the rest of the world—a study by the U. S. Navy says that the Arctic could lose its summer sea ice by next year, eighty-four years ahead of the models—and evidence little more than a year old suggests the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is doomed, which will add between twenty and twenty-five feet to ocean levels

The one hundred million people in Bangladesh will need another place to live and coastal cities globally will be forced to relocate, a task complicated by economic crisis and famine—with continental interiors drying out, the chief scientist at the U. S. State Department in 2009 predicted a billion people will suffer famine within twenty or thirty years.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I just want to say that you are my absolutely favorite Hetalia headcanon blog and you should never stop this awesome blog! :-) so anyways, what do you think the axis and allies are allergic to?


America – Only pollen gets to him which is annoying in the spring but he manages

England – He can’t have certain kinds of processed sugars which is why he avoids America’s food because god knows what’s in that, also cats make him sneeze

France – He can’t eat fish because it makes him throw up but he refuses to see it as an allergy because he’s too perfect to have this “flaw”

China – He gets the worst hives whenever he eats peanuts so he just stays away from tree nuts in general.

Russia – Soy and some pit fruits like plums and peaches, and also cat fur

Canada – He doesn’t have any allergies that he’s aware of and usually manages to escape the pollen season


Germany – He doesn’t technically have any allergies but he has to help Prussia with his so much he just considers it is own anyways

Italy – This kid is lucky and has no allergies at all

Romano – Any sort of tree nuts and some flowers which he denies

Japan – Any animal fur

Prussia – Strawberries but he forgets a lot and will eat something with a strawberry in it and then he’ll get rashes and be like “gosh diddly darn it” so Germany always has to remind him. Also tells people he’s allergic to Austrians sometimes


Day 6 - Headcannon/AU

Peggy Carter as Captain America.

I have this headcanon that they actually wanted to chose Peggy for project rebirth, but she was turned down, either because she didn’t want to be apart of such a shady thing, but mostly because they didn’t want a woman to be America’s first super soldier.

  • Someone:*makes fun of the shitty round tumblr-esque art style every single fucking cartoon has*
  • Whiny tumblr baby who probably has that art style:b-but....anime is also same??
  • Me:Yes anime has similarities but that's because 90% of them go for a not very stylized look and instead want to be closer to real human anatomy, not to mention the budgets and the industry don't allow for too much drastic changes to character designs
  • Me:America's animation industry is rich as shit tho and cartoons used to look VASTLY different. If you put courage in ed edd n eddy he would stand out like a sore thumb, but now if you put steven in clarence or in adventure time or svtfoe or gravity falls they won't look out of place. They all look the same and stylistic wise the 2010s have been some of the most creatively deprived art-wise. Everything looks the fucking same and calarts should be closed down jesus shit
You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named “Bush”, “Dick”, and “Colin.” Need I say more?
—  Chris Rock

the-unworthy-elevator asked:

If you were to recommend one Bucky comic book that people should read to prep for the release of Civil War, what would you say?

Brubaker’s Captain America vol. 5 (2005), the whole thing. This should prepare them. It covers the comeback of Bucky, the death of Captain America, Bucky’s internal struggle, lots of angst, and Bucky becoming the next Captain America. Oh, and yeah, it covers kicking Tony’s ass too. *I love you Tony, but you know you had this coming*

But to be completly honest, nothing can prepare us for the release of Civil War. I mean… 

Originally posted by fragmented-fictions

Look at me, I’ve read so many comics with Steve and Bucky and I’m still not ready.

Username’s The 2P’s Would Have:


America: goveganyoufuckers69

England: cupcakelover64

France: MrFrenchie265

Russia: motherrussia000

China: Xiao-wang123

Canada: Poacherscansuckmyballs345


Germany: Germangod69

Italy: theitalianlover69

Japan: Kuro-fuckyou-honda

(I’m laughing so hard, I don’t even know if these are good but I laughed hard at them.)

anonymous asked:

sadly jroth is going to ruin all the decent characters did you see his commentary about bellamy turning against the grounders being like america's and anti muslim attitude after 9/11, he's gross and only cares about clarke and lex a

HE COMPARED HIS FUCKING SHOW AND BELLAMY TO 9/11 AND ANTI MUSLIMS??? I did not see that omg but it doesnt surprise me, what is wrong with this man??? lex@ (a guest star) is talked about in depth with articles dedicated to her while bellamy, the male protagonist, is lucky to even have a sentence written on him it makes me so sad :’(

Trump’s America
There’s nothing irrational about Donald Trump’s appeal to the white working class, writes Charles Murray: They have every reason to be frustrated with the raw deal they’ve received in recent decades.
By Charles Murray

If you are dismayed by Trumpism, don’t kid yourself that it will fade away if Donald Trump fails to win the Republican nomination. Trumpism is an expression of the legitimate anger that many Americans feel about the course that the country has taken, and its appearance was predictable. It is the endgame of a process that has been going on for a half-century: America’s divestment of its historic national identity.

Required fucking reading.

anonymous asked:

so i'm sure you get this a lot, but i just saw your url for the first time and i bet it's supposed to be "lecter's law" but i read it as "lecter slaw" and now i'm just imagining hannibal lecter working at kfc making people-cole-slaw and serving it to america's lower classes

I do get this a lot, yes, but the KFC part was new and all I can think of is

anonymous asked:

Maybe people like the 1950's so much because of the fashion? Idk I like it because of the fashion and music.

Nah it’s quite natural to like the aesthetics of a period! I love the fashion of 1920s America for one (tho it sure has its own problems).

But I feel like there’s a significant subset of people who admire the 50s beyond just liking the styles and other trends during the priod. Like, to them, it’s supposedly when “America Was Great” and romanticise the “family values” and the “American Dream”, usually in juxtaposition to how shitty the 21st century allegedly is by comparison. Now that’s the part I find creepy b/c as a non-American I just think of the Cold War and the other not-so-nice things the likes of the CIA got up to. And of course, the 50s wasn’t great for everyone even in the US. 


1992. America’s Least Wanted

is the debut album by band Ugly Kid Joe, released in September. The title is a parody of the famous phrase “America’s Most Wanted”.

The album was a commercial success, charting three singles on the Mainstream Rock Tracks (“Neighbor”, “Busy Bee” and “Cat’s in the Cradle”). “Cat’s in the Cradle” also reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and number eleven on the Top 40 Mainstream. As of 1995, the album has been certified double platinum.

The album’s original artwork depicts Ugly Kid Joe’s mascot as the Statue of Liberty gesturing an upraised middle finger. Several national chains refused to sell the album in their stores due to the offensive picture, and a “censored” version was manufactured for some retailers. The censored version depicts the Ugly Kid Joe mascot handcuffed in one hand (which is covered with duct tape) and tied in rope, while his legs are wrapped in chains.

This album was a non-serious breath of fresh air that came out right as grunge was taking over the rock universe in the early ‘90s. How can you not get a kick out of a track like the rocking leadoff track “Neighbor” with lines like “My kid’s a punk, and I’m a drunk”? Nothing to be taken seriously here, as in their big hit “Everything About You”–as in “I hate everything about you.” Funny stuff for sure. For a more serious track, the remake of “Cats In The Cradle” is a nice ballad (although I’m sure purists who love the original hate it). Besides these three radio hits, tracks like “Goddamn Devil” and “I’ll Keep Tryin’” really rock, and “Mr. Recordman” is a nice, somewhat mellow track to end the album. Overall, the album is pretty heavy with not many ballads. If these guys had come on the scene a few years earlier, they definitely would have had a longer, more successful career. They just arrived on the scene with this style of music at the wrong time.

Whitfield Crane     Cordell Crockett    Klaus Eichstadt    Dave Fortman     Mark Davis

Lest you forgot, Sunday is Valentine’s Day here in America, and HONNE sets the mood with new song Woman, in much the same way they always sets the mood with all of their smooth electro soul gems. The UK duo wrote Woman not only for Valentine’s Day, but for International Women’s Day, too. How sweet of them to write a tribute to all the women of the world, as if we weren’t head over heels for the duo already. Cozy up to your sweethearts to some HONNE, it doesn’t need to be Valentine’s Day to appreciate each other, especially when HONNE’s there with you too. Watch the video for Woman below, and download the track for free, here.