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Essex at risk of 'flooding' as thunderstorm warnings issued

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:17
Two yellow weather warnings have been put in place by the Met Office
Categories: Essex News

Burst water main tears vast sinkhole in Liverpool street sparking flooding and evacuation of locals 

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:13
Fire crews were called to the 15ft by 20ft chasm in Green Lane, Old Swan, about 10.30pm on Friday, with the service saying three fire engines were in attendance.
Categories: UK News

Bloomsbury apartment where Bob Marley lived hits the market for £1.65 million

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:12
Originally home to internationally acclaimed reggae musician Bob Marley, a four-bedroom flat in a Victorian mansion block in Bloomsbury has hit the market for £1.65 million.
Categories: UK News

Moment cricketer, 29, in arrested in front of his shocked teammates for sexting teenage girls

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:00
David Hymers was training on the field at Tynemouth Cricket Club when members of undercover organisation Guardians of the North arrived to challenge him about the messages.
Categories: UK News

Society Is Right On Track For a Global Collapse, New Study of Infamous 1970s Report Finds

Slashdot - Sat, 2021-07-24 11:00
fahrbot-bot shares a report from Live Science: Human society is on track for a collapse in the next two decades if there isn't a serious shift in global priorities, according to a new reassessment of a 1970s report, Vice reported. In that report -- published in the bestselling book "The Limits to Growth" (1972) -- a team of MIT scientists argued that industrial civilization was bound to collapse if corporations and governments continued to pursue continuous economic growth, no matter the costs. The researchers forecasted 12 possible scenarios for the future, most of which predicted a point where natural resources would become so scarce that further economic growth would become impossible, and personal welfare would plummet. The report's most infamous scenario -- the Business as Usual (BAU) scenario -- predicted that the world's economic growth would peak around the 2040s, then take a sharp downturn, along with the global population, food availability and natural resources. This imminent "collapse" wouldn't be the end of the human race, but rather a societal turning point that would see standards of living drop around the world for decades, the team wrote. So, what's the outlook for society now, nearly half a century after the MIT researchers shared their prognostications? Gaya Herrington, a sustainability and dynamic system analysis researcher at the consulting firm KPMG, decided to find out. [...] Herrington found that the current state of the world -- measured through 10 different variables, including population, fertility rates, pollution levels, food production and industrial output -- aligned extremely closely with two of the scenarios proposed in 1972, namely the BAU scenario and one called Comprehensive Technology (CT), in which technological advancements help reduce pollution and increase food supplies, even as natural resources run out. While the CT scenario results in less of a shock to the global population and personal welfare, the lack of natural resources still leads to a point where economic growth sharply declines -- in other words, a sudden collapse of industrial society. "The good news is that it's not too late to avoid both of these scenarios and put society on track for an alternative -- the Stabilized World (SW) scenario," the report notes. "This path begins as the BAU and CT routes do, with population, pollution and economic growth rising in tandem while natural resources decline. The difference comes when humans decide to deliberately limit economic growth on their own, before a lack of resources forces them to." "The SW scenario assumes that in addition to the technological solutions, global societal priorities change," Herrington wrote. "A change in values and policies translates into, amongst other things, low desired family size, perfect birth control availability, and a deliberate choice to limit industrial output and prioritize health and education services." After this shift of values occurs, industrial growth and global population begin to level out. "Food availability continues to rise to meet the needs of the global population; pollution declines and all but disappears; and the depletion of natural resources begins to level out, too," adds Live Science. "Societal collapse is avoided entirely."

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Categories: Technology

Essex dad diagnosed with cancer after one tiny symptom 'saved his live'

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2021-07-24 10:54
"This whole situation has been traumatic and continues to challenge me... But I refuse to allow it to define me."
Categories: Essex News

Boyfriend of Esther Dingley says mountain pass where bones were found was 'within her capabilities' 

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 10:40
Dan Colegate said Puerto de la Glera, Port de la Glere in French, was part of the route he had expected her to take and insisted it would have been 'well within' her capabilities in a dossier.
Categories: UK News

Missing Essex teen could with missing girl from Sussex, police say

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2021-07-24 10:28
Jamie Brennan hasn't been seen since around 1pm on Thursday (July 22)
Categories: Essex News

TeamGB Judo athlete and Celebrity Big Brother star Ashley McKenzie crashes out of Olympics

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 10:16
TeamGB Judo athlete Ashley McKenzie , 32, was one of the stars of the 2012 Celebrity Big Brother. He was knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics in his first fight.
Categories: UK News

'Long weekend' of pingdemic chaos: 200 new Covid test sites but No10 is blasted for slow response

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:53
Frontline workers paralysed by Pingdemic chaos will get access to 200 new testing sites from Monday - but there is still confusion as to who will use them and why the government took so long.
Categories: UK News

Storm chaos sweeps UK as bolt from sky blasts hole in house

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:52
The recent heatwave has made way for a deluge of torrential rain (inset), with many areas of the UK battered overnight.
Categories: UK News

ITV's Victoria 'has been axed after three series following disappointing ratings'

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:45
According to reports from on Friday, the period drama had disappointing ratings for its most recent series, which aired in 2019 and reportedly drew in around 2.8million viewers weekly.
Categories: UK News

Can YOU spot the lollipop among the ice creams?

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:42
The brainteaser is the work of Hungarian viral cartoonist Gergely Dudas, better known as Dudolf, who is known for delighting fans around the world with his playful puzzles.
Categories: UK News

London: Police release CCTV in urgent bid to find missing 12-year-old girl

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:42
Mannat Mann (pictured left, on CCTV, right) was last seen near her home in Wanstead Park in Redbridge at 13.45pm on Thursday, July 22.
Categories: UK News

Major incident declared after undetonated World War Two bomb discovered in Yorkshire housing estate

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:41
The explosive, which is set to be safely detonated by experts later today, was uncovered by construction workers at The Greenways housing development in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire.
Categories: UK News

Border Force braced for 22,000 Channel migrants this year - TRIPLE the number in 2020

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:40
The estimated figure is triple the 8,000 that made the crossing from France to the UK in 2020, and considerably higher than the 2019 figure of 1,000.
Categories: UK News

Australian anti-lockdown protestors clash with police amid new restrictions after just 176 new cases

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:33
The protests are a response to harsh Covid lockdowns in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, with more than half the country's 25million people ordered to stay at home over the outbreak.
Categories: UK News

BBQ expert Mursal Saiq reveals the common mistakes everyone makes grilling

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:21
Speaking to FEMAIL, Mursal Saiq, co-founder of the west London Afghan Guyanese BBQ specialists Cue Point, and their head chef Josh Moroney revealed how to avoid a grilling disaster.
Categories: UK News

Revellers celebrate first Friday night since Freedom Day with parties in Newcastle, Portsmouth clubs

Mail Online - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:19
Pictures taken at the stroke of midnight showed thousands of young revellers queuing for hours to get into the popular nightclubs and bars in Newcastle and Portsmouth.
Categories: UK News

All the red to green listed countries and what rules you need to follow as you travel

Chelmsford Weekly News - Sat, 2021-07-24 09:00
WITH 'Freedom Day' having come and gone, people will once again be turning their eye to going on holiday.
Categories: Essex News

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