Localist Roundup: Societal CollapseBy Josiah Duran for FRONT PORCH REPUBLIC
This piece offers some interesting data about the proclivities of young adults. Apparently, there are tendencies away from religious affiliation, political identification, and early marriage. Meanwhile, this piece invokes research data to predict the calamitous collapse of modern society. On a less apocalyptic note, this article cites a study to show how easily social media spreads misinformation.
In other news, this article explains how the White House is releasing data on climate change to encourage local-level fixes.
Lastly, the Atlantic has this lengthy feature on how the over-protection of children has inhibited many salutary features of childhood.