(CBS News) There seems to be no end to end-of-civilization movies. David Edelstein reviews the latest: Much of “Elysium” is set in 2154 on a ruined Earth, and isn’t it weird how in every other would-be blockbuster this year, the planet is dead or being demolished?
“Oblivion,” “After Earth,” “Pacific Rim,” “Man of Steel” . . . why are we so obsessed with apocalypse? You’d think there was catastrophic climate change or something! http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-3445_162-57596779/edelstein-on-elysium-and-our-obsession-with-apocalypse
Incredible Technology: How to Build a Space Station Colony
IMDB Elysium http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1535108
Feel free to post Global Warming news and decent clean tech developments from around the globe.
Climatic Schizophrenia: Despite One of Wettest Julys in United States, Drought Conditions Expand http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/imageo/2013/08/14/climatic-schizophrenia-in-july-fifth-wettest-on-record-drought-conditions-expanded/
Mangled Jet Stream to Collide with Tropical System over Southeastern US for Major Rain Event?
A Song of Flood and Fire: One Million Square Kilometers of Burning Siberia Doused by Immense Deluge
Record heat wave bakes Canada’s North
Temperatures 10 degrees above normal across Yukon, Nunavut and Northwest Territories http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2013/08/13/north-weather-heat.html
China floods ‘worst in decades’
Source: Reuters – Tue, 13 Aug 2013 http://www.trust.org/item/20130813090033-97hkv
China Falls Under Suspicion of Covering Up Deaths as Ocean Heat Dome Expands to Blanket Korea and Japan
“On Monday, the temperature reached 41 degrees Celsius (105.8 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shimanto in southern Japan, setting a new national record, according to the Japanese Meteorological Agency. http://edition.cnn.com/2013/08/13/world/asia/asia-heat/index.html
Neuer Hitze-Rekord: 40,5° C in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg