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Unf*cking The Republic

53 EpisodesProduced by UNFTR Media

Unf*cking The Republic (UNFTR) is a series of audio essays on the grand American experiment lovingly curated and presented by a quasi-anonymous political writer.  Each essay reflects on a singular topic that is generally misunderstood or purposely obfuscated by the so-called “powers that be.” As we … read more

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Building the Climate Industrial Complex: Strange Bedfellows, Wildfires and Heat Waves.

The world is more fucked than the United States. And we’re pretty fucked, so that’s saying a lot. Perhaps there’s a way to mitigate this mess by playing upon our worst instincts as a nation and the competitiveness that drives the world. Today we take an alternative view of our response to climate change through the lens of the most dispassionate and powerful observer in the world: The U.S. Military. It’s known for decades that the planet is fucked. And they’ve been preparing in plain sight.

Resources

IPCC- Summary for Policymakers

Institute for Policy Integrity- Gauging Economic Consensus on Climate Change

Center for Climate and Security- Chronology of Military and Intelligence Concerns About Climate Change

World Economic Forum- This is how climate change could impact the global economy

Swiss Re- World economy set to lose up to 18% GDP from climate change if no action taken

New York Times- 40 Million People Rely on the Colorado River. It’s Drying Up Fast.

The Black Vault- 1990 U.S. Naval Report

Sub Love

Adam Tooze- Chartbook

Spencer Ackerman- Forever Wars

Book Love 

Michael T. Klare- All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon’s Perspective on Climate Change

Pod Love

Slate- What Next TBD

Global Optimism- Outrage and Optimism

Unf*cker Love

Daron Davis: An unfortunate name but a profound podcast

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Unf*cking the Republic is produced and engineered by Manny Faces Media (mannyfacesmedia.com). Original music is by Tom McGovern (tommcgovern.com). The show is written and hosted by Rick and distributed by Morty.

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