Saturday Evening Owls: Pandemic and local weather disaster stay linked because of the impacts and denial

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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 tackle 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,” stated Michael Mann, a local weather scientist at Penn State College, who warned that such inaction round local weather “will likely be much more lethal.”

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

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At Every day Kos on this date in 2012—Give him some credit score, at the very least Rick Santorum did not say ‘welfare queens’

Good folks know that who will get meals stamps and coated by Medicaid has nothing to do with race and the whole lot to do with poverty. Until, after all, you are a Republican candidate in search of no matter wedge subject you possibly can dredge as much as distinguish your self from all the opposite candidates within the last moments of the primary massive contest of the 2012 season.

It isn’t that the others would draw back from doing what Rick Santorum did Sunday. That was to boost the specter of African People leeching off the taxpayers when they need to be getting jobs. You possibly can’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 provide black folks “any person else’s cash.”