User: newstrust Topic: Global Warming
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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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Trump Dismisses New Study on Danger and Ineffectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine 22.4.2020 Truthout.com
A study involving patients at VA hospitals found 28 percent of those treated with hydroxychloroquine ended up ...
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Trump Tweets Plan to Suspend All Immigration to US 22.4.2020 Truthout.com
Observers said the president's announcement is a transparent effort to rile up his base in an election ...
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Trump Reportedly Plans to Extort States Into Reopening by Holding Up Relief 21.4.2020 Truthout.com
Trump demands states reopen "soon" and thinks "additional funding could deter them from doing so," officials ...
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US Deaths Could Surpass the 60,000 Projected If States Open Now, Experts Warn 21.4.2020 Truthout.com
US Deaths Could Surpass the 60,000 Projected If States Open Now, Experts Warn
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In the Face of COVID, Let’s Reorganize Society Around the Needs of the Poor 21.4.2020 Truthout.com
It should no longer be possible to ignore the structural crisis of poverty and inequality eating away at ...
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The GOP Has Every Reason to Want the US Postal Service to Fail 21.4.2020 Truthout.com
As advocates of privatization, Republicans also have much to gain from disrupting the 2020 census and mail-in ...
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States Must Step Up to Help Immigrants Left Out of the COVID-19 Recovery 21.4.2020 Truthout.com
States have a responsibility to protect all their people by providing support where the federal government has ...
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The Day Petroleum Was Less Than Worthless 21.4.2020 Truthout.com
The Day Petroleum Was Less Than Worthless
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