Whether or not or not the Covid-19 pandemic in the end bolsters or hampers the prospects for U.S. and world local weather motion, the 2 crises stay inextricably linked. No less than for the foreseeable future, any effort to meaningfully handle the basis causes of 1 will contain confronting the opposite.

Coping with both disaster additionally includes tackling the rejection of science promoted by the Trump administration and pervading his base.

“If there’s a silver lining, it’s that the failure of the present administration to reply meaningfully to the pandemic lays naked the deadliness of ideologically-motivated science denial,” mentioned Michael Mann, a local weather scientist at Penn State College, who warned that such inaction round local weather “will probably be much more lethal.”

Noting the pandemic’s minimal impact in lowering greenhouse fuel emissions, Mann mentioned Covid-19 had proven the inadequacy of voluntary measures and particular person conduct to fulfill the objectives of the Paris Settlement and stop harmful ranges of worldwide warming. […]




“An optimist stays up till midnight to see the brand new 12 months in. A pessimist stays up to verify the outdated 12 months leaves.”  ~~William E. Vaughan




At Every day Kos on this date in 2012—Give him some credit score, no less than Rick Santorum did not say ‘welfare queens’

Sensible folks know that who will get meals stamps and coated by Medicaid has nothing to do with race and every thing to do with poverty. Except, after all, you are a Republican candidate in search of no matter wedge problem you possibly can dredge as much as distinguish your self from all the opposite candidates within the ultimate moments of the primary large contest of the 2012 season.

It isn’t that the others would shrink back from doing what Rick Santorum did Sunday. That was to lift the specter of African People leeching off the taxpayers when they need to be getting jobs. You may’t precisely name it a dog-whistle because the message was loud and clear to everybody.

In Sioux Metropolis at a marketing campaign cease Santorum told a mostly white crowd that he [doesn’t want] to present black folks “anyone else’s cash.”