Tuesday, September 08, 2020

 

News Links, September 9, 2020



## Airline death spiral ##

## Fault lines/flashpoints/powder kegs/military/war drums ##
Russian delegation in Syria to expand trade, economic ties
As the global economy continues to deteriorate and the situation becomes progressively desperate, it's increasingly likely that some trigger-happy idiot is going to start World War 3. Have a nice day! -- RF

## Global unrest/mob rule/angry people/torches and pitchforks ##
Protesters march on Rochester as mayor announces police reforms
It's another episode in the ongoing collapse of the oil industry. Proponents of renewables will cheer because they insist that fossil fuels should be left in the ground. And I agree. But we also need to prepare ourselves for a very different kind of society and economy if we are to depend on renewables alone for our energy. Life under renewables is going to be quite austere compared with what we have now. If it works at all. -- RF
Saudi Arabia cuts oil prices as coronavirus continues to sap energy demand
Total Ditches Environmentally Sensitive Brazilian Oil Blocks
Coronavirus: Tests could be detecting dead virus cells, research suggests
Patients may be told they're infectious when their immune systems have long-since dispatched Covid-19
Israel places more than 40 cities on curfew amid COVID-19 spike

## Intelligence/security/internet/cyberwar ##


## Systemic breakdown/collapse/unsustainability ##
Intolerance and Authoritarianism Accelerate Disunity and Collapse
Scapegoating dissenters only hastens the disunity and disarray that accelerates the final collapse.
A good companion piece to this is Energy and Authoritarianism by Richard Heinberg. -- RF
Do we have room for a billion Americans?
The Earth is already so overrun with humans and their domestic animals that other species are being pushed off the planet. -- RF

Food industry in England urged to trim 20% of calories by 2024
Restaurants, takeaways and ready meals all affected, but anti-obesity campaigners say target should be compulsory

## US ##
'The Situation Is Dire': As Trump Takes Victory Lap, New Jobs Report Reveals Alarming Surge in Permanent Unemployment




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