The story we have been telling ourselves about our origins is wrong, and perpetuates the idea of inevitable social inequality. David Graeber and David Wengrow ask why the myth of ‘agricultural revolution’ remains so persistent

David Graeber and David Wengrow https://www.eurozine.com/change-course-human-history/ The story we have been telling ourselves about our origins is wrong, and perpetuates the idea of inevitable social inequality. David Graeber and David Wengrow ask why the myth of ‘agricultural revolution’ remains so persistent, and argue that there is a whole lot more we can learn from our ancestors. Quite independently, archaeological evidence …

US Flood Maps Outdated Thanks to Climate Change. Also, CA faces a realistic possibility of an extreme statewide megaflood after a month of storms, some winter.

FEMA’s director says the federal government’s flood maps are outdated and don’t take into account recent rainfall trends. (Guardian) And NYTimes, August 12, 2022, California’s coming megaflood, with modeling and animation California faces the growing threat of another kind of calamity, one whose fury would be felt across the entire state. This one will come from the sky. According to new research, it …

‘Warning to humanity’ and call for urgent action to protect world’s 60,000 tree species. A third are at risk of extinction.

Half of the world’s animal and plant species rely on trees as their habitat, with forests containing about 75% of bird species, 68% of mammal species and as many as 10 million species of invertebrates. Forest-dependent species have already declined by about 53% since 1970. “When we look at extinction risks for mammals or birds, underlying that is habitat loss, and …