User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
Category: Impacts :: Disease
Last updated: Sep 17 2020 19:29 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Leading media expert tells Bill Moyers why presidents lie — and you’ll never believe who’s the worst 17.9.2020 Raw Story
ANNOUNCER: Welcome to Moyers on Democracy. Want to know why presidents lie – and which one is the worst? You’ve come to the right place. The prolific Eric Alterman is with us: historian, scholar, journalist and media critic, he has just published his 11th book: LYING IN STATE. That’s L-Y-I-N-G. And with it Alterman has […]
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Joe Biden sets up clash with Trump over virus vaccine 16.9.2020 Raw Story
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden will address how to develop and distribute an effective Covid-19 vaccine Wednesday, challenging the optimistic predictions of his rival Donald Trump, whom the Democrat accuses of lying to Americans about the pandemic threat. Whether the Trump administration can hurry a safe vaccine into wide production has become a focal point of […]
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Editorial: California is leading again on clean trucks and cleaner air 30.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

California has taken big steps toward slashing emissions from heavy-duty diesel trucks that contribute heavily to smog, soot and planet-warming gases.

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Feeling the consequences of Trump’s rotten presidency first hand 27.8.2020 Raw Story
My wife and I have been warned that we may need to evacuate because of fires ravaging the Bay Area. The climate crisis is to blame for these fires, which are growing in number and intensity every year. It’s also to blame for the increasing number and virulence of hurricanes now hitting the Gulf and […]
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Coronavirus pandemic leaves Amazon more vulnerable than ever 6.8.2020 Raw Story
The indigenous peoples of the Amazon have already seen their homelands ravaged by illegal deforestation, industrial farming, mining, oil exploration and unlawful occupation of their ancestral territories. Now, the coronavirus pandemic has magnified their plight, just as the forest fires are raging once more. The Amazon, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, is a vital resource […]
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Without urgent action, study warns, climate crisis could kill as many people as all infectious diseases combined by 2100 4.8.2020 Raw Story
“We are studying the risk of death faced by our own children.” A new study warns that the annual global death rate from the climate crisis could equal or even exceed current mortality levels from all infectious diseases combined by the end of the century if bold action is not taken. “We are studying the […]
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How a ‘Heat Dome’ Forms—and Why This One Is So Perilous 21.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. A perfect storm of crises is forming across the United States. Above our heads, a “heat dome” of high pressure could blast 80 percent of the continental US with temperatures over 90 degrees for the next few weeks. This coming in […]
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Trump is trying to do to Anthony Fauci what rightwingers did to Al Gore — but it’s not working 15.7.2020 Raw Story
It’s no exaggeration to say that Republicans bought themselves years of getting away with ignoring and denying climate science by calling former Vice President Al Gore mean names. Beginning in the ’80s, Gore, with his earnestly nerdy persona, had become the face of a growing movement to raise the alarm about the rapidly warming planet […]
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Here’s why local leaders wield tremendous power — and why coronavirus cases vary wildly between states 27.6.2020 Raw Story
The federal government’s incoherent response to the pandemic has left public health in the hands of states. Just as the spread of coronavirus varies tremendously among different countries with different politics and policies, so, too, is this observable among U.S. states. This article originally appeared at Salon.  So far more than 124,000 people have died from COVID-19 […]
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Trump’s coronavirus crisis and George Floyd’s killing expose America’s self-destructive habit of ignoring issues until they explode 25.6.2020 Raw Story
People from all cultures, in every walk of life, rely on stability. As much as possible, we form patterns and habits that are oriented towards keeping things the same. Regularity is an integral element of survival. Dramatic change holds inherent risks, and refraining from acting impulsively is usually a good instinct. When we take the […]
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Scientists around the world are already fighting the next pandemic 9.6.2020 Raw Story
If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50% chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant infection – even to drugs to which they may never have been exposed. How? Unfortunately, this child […]
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The pandemic has exposed how political attacks on science are the only way to maintain the capitalist order 8.6.2020 Raw Story
The pandemic has deftly illustrated two lessons that we, as a civilization, must learn in order to survive: 1. Science does not care about your political ideology. 2. The economic status quo — namely, free market capitalism — is fatally flawed, in ways that the coronavirus pandemic has brought to light. The first lesson was evident […]
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America’s indifference to death is nothing new — but it’s made this crisis much worse 16.5.2020 Raw Story
American culture has always demonstrated a callous indifference to death. At our nation’s inception, its triumphant rhetoric of equality and democratic revolution excluded any acknowledgment of slavery, or the genocide conducted against its Native population. Over the past two centuries, America’s history of uninterrupted war, conquest and exploitation bred into the public too much comfort with the […]
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CNN: Want to Go Back to Church? Bigot. 15.5.2020 NewsBusters
CNN knows you religious types who insist on going to church during the pandemic need a good talking down to. Your intransigence leaves Team Zucker no choice: you’re just going to have to endure an oped from Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons, a fellow with the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American ...
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Deforestation and Monoculture Farming Spread COVID-19 and Other Diseases 12.5.2020 Truthout.com
Scientists say the current pandemic is part of a larger pattern linking infectious diseases to habitat ...
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MacGyver Testifies Before Congress on Global Warming: ‘Our Planet Is in Trouble’ 9.5.2020 NewsBusters
A significant plot of season 4 of CBS’s reboot of MacGyver is dedicated to Mac (Lucas Till) trying to stop a criminal mastermind conglomerate from trying to end the world. Their reasoning is your typical liberal propaganda, as there are supposedly too many people in the world (actually overpopulation is a myth) and climate change is so evil that they need to ‘reset’ the world, which in reality, means destroying ...
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Spills From Outdated Sewers Pose Coronavirus Risk to Drinking Water 7.5.2020 Truthout.com
Spills From Outdated Sewers Pose Coronavirus Risk to Drinking Water
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How climate change is contributing to skyrocketing rates of infectious disease 7.5.2020 Raw Story
A catastrophic loss in biodiversity, reckless destruction of wildland and warming temperatures have allowed disease to explode. Ignoring the connection between climate change and pandemics would be “dangerous delusion,” one scientist said. The scientists who study how diseases emerge in a changing environment knew this moment was coming. Climate change is making outbreaks of disease […]
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Chomsky: COVID-19 Has Exposed the US Under Trump as a “Failed State” 29.4.2020 Truthout.com
Chomsky analyzes Trump’s backing of “anti-lockdown” protests, attacks on the postal service and U.S. structural ...
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Trump Puts For-Profit Insurer in Charge of COVID-19 Hospital Funds 22.4.2020 Truthout.com
Trump tapped UnitedHealth Group, the largest private health insurer in the U.S., to help distribute funds to ...
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