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New Study Reveals Climate Change Could Prompt Tens of Thousands Additional Suicides in U.S. and Mexico by 2050


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New Study Reveals Climate Change Could Prompt Tens of Thousands Additional Suicides in U.S. and Mexico by 2050

Common Dreams staff

New research found a link between rising temperatures and suicide, indicating that unchecked climate change could lead to additional 9,000 to 40,000 suicides across the United States and Mexico by 2050.


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Should you want to see what is behind the green door, read Herman Hesse’s Steppenwolf and Albert Camus’ The Myth of Sisiyphus.


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Trapped by heat…hate…poverty…isolation…no relief from greed…pollution…and oh so much more. Years ago the Dalai Lama published a book titled “Destructive Emotions” and how to catch those triggering thoughts. A very timely read for all concerned. Mindfulness, discernment, acceptance results in compassion. Be careful with your heart.


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Wasn’t it Marilyn Chambers who was Behind the Green Door?


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Big smile for a blast from our past. :grinning:


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According to the WHO and the UN suicides have been on the rise for the last decade. Whether it’s the result of anxiety from global warming, poverty, the rise of authoritarianism, or whatever, is moot. Despair, whatever it’s cause, can be lethal in a world where slavery or indentured servitude is a fact of life for nearly half the people.
For all too many, suicide has become a viable alternative to life in the 21st century. The only thing missing is Soylent Green at the grocery store.


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"Take care of your Thoughts because they become Words

Take care of your Words because they will become Actions

Take care of your Actions because they will become Habits

Take care of your Habits because they will form your Character

Take care of your Character because it will form your Destiny,

and your Destiny will be your Life.

There is no religion higher than the Truth."

His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso - 14th Dalai Lama


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Humans dither and squabble about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin. Political so-called “leaders” rant and pursue greed, war, and self-interest. Mother Earth is gang-raped and Her creatures exterminated while we watch and do little. Pollution fouls every corner of our environment and lives - the poor pay the price for the greed and ego-madness of the uber-wealthy. The police-state grows in militarized power, with depraved indifference for others, and zero accountability. The climate crisis reaches new heights of catastrophic destruction of the natural world and humans focus, worry, and argue about “the economy” and more exploitation of natural resources. “Madness takes its toll”.
Nero fiddles while Rome burns…and still the latest celebrity scandal occupies millions - sleep politically and do nothing but remain diverted and divided…as was planned…


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It’s nice to see someone else hold the Dalai Lama in high esteem.