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Why saying ‘OK boomer’ at work is considered age discrimination – but millennial put-downs aren’t 21.1.2020 The Moderate Voice

OK, boomer… Motortion Films/Shutterstock.com Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon The phrase “OK boomer” has become a catch-all put-down that Generation Zers and young millennials have been using to dismiss retrograde arguments made by baby boomers, the generation of Americans who are currently 55 to 73 years old. Though it originated online and primarily is […]

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Waiter, There’s a Climate Surcharge in My Soup 20.1.2020 Mother Jones
American restaurant diners don’t usually blink before adding an extra 15-20 percent tip onto their bills. In recent years, San Francisco’s eaters have even (mostly) grown accustomed to paying up to six percent extra for dinner to offset the cost of the city’s mandated healthcare program. Starting in January, at a smattering of high-end joints, […]
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'You need to act now': Meet 4 girls working to save the warming world 20.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
"When we organize, we model the world we want to see," says teenager Xiye Bastida. Activist girls like Bastida have been especially visible in the fight against climate change.
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The Netherlands Is Sinking and Here’s Why 19.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Undark and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Netherlands often stop to take selfies in front of one of the country’s more than 1,000 windmills. Afterward, they might taste one of the many varieties of cheese for which the nation is famous. But most are unaware […]
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Joe Biden Thinks Coal Miners Should Learn to Code. That’s Classist. 17.1.2020 Truthout.com
Joe Biden Thinks Coal Miners Should Learn to Code. That’s Classist.
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GOP-controlled Senate approves Trump’s US-Mexico-Canada agreement to replace NAFTA 17.1.2020 Raw Story
The US Senate on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to approve a new North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a second back-to-back trade win just as his impeachment trial was beginning in Washington. After a brief debate, lawmakers voted 89-10 in favor of a bill allowing the US-Mexico-Canada agreement to take effect, overhauling trade relations […]
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You Don’t Need an Olympic Medal to Stand Up for Human Rights, but How’s This for a Protest? 15.1.2020 Mother Jones
Welcome to Recharge, a weekly newsletter full of stories that will energize your inner hellraiser. See more editions and sign up here. They told her where to go, what to wear, how to act, what to say. Iran’s only female Olympic medalist has said enough is enough: She’s defected in protest. “My troubled spirit does […]
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Australia’s Nightmare Fires Are on Track to Spew an Entire Year’s Worth of the Country’s Emissions 15.1.2020 Mother Jones
The bushfires raging for months across Australia have devastated communities and wildlife, but they pose another major but less visible threat—this one to the global fight against climate change. While the fires are made worse by climate change, they’re actually part of a disruptive and dangerous cycle: As trees and brush burn, they’re also releasing hundreds […]
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Australia’s Bushfires Expose an Extinction Crisis Decades in the Making 15.1.2020 Truthout.com
The extinction crisis is acutely felt in Australia, where more than 1,800 species are federally listed as ...
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Trump’s withered soul laid bare as he mindlessly jumps from one preposterous decision to the next 15.1.2020 Raw Story
There’s an old joke about how Richard Nixon was the kind of politician who’d cut down an endangered giant redwood, then climb on the stump and make a speech about conservation. Fast forward to 2020 and Donald Trump, who with every breath plunges Nixonian hypocrisy to heretofore unimagined depths: “I want clean air,” he declared […]
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CNN Touts Climate Alarmists Blaming Skeptics for Wildfires 13.1.2020 NewsBusters
On Friday's The Lead on CNN, host Jake Tapper ran a report by correspondent Will Ripley which promoted the alarmist view that global warming is to blame for the unusually bad wildfire season in Australia, and that skeptics deserve scorn for undermining the alarmists who are trying to cut carbon dioxide levels. More conservative-minded scientists who argue that the intensity of the wildfires is not linked to global warming, and that liberal environmentalists have hindered efforts to manage the forests properly, were not included in the ...
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Cities in the Crosshairs Are Pushing Back Against Nuclear Weapons 13.1.2020 Truthout.com
Over 40 U.S. cities have put forward a resolution against nuclear war that they will push Congress to ...
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Here’s why you should still be hopeful about America 13.1.2020 Raw Story
If climate change, nuclear standoffs, assault weapons, hate crimes, mass killings, Russian trolls, near-record inequality, kids locked in cages at our border, and Donald Trump in the White House don’t occasionally cause you feelings of impending doom, you’re not human. But I want you to remember this: As bad as it looks – as despairing […]
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Trump’s Latest Environmental Rollback Is a Middle Finger to Common Sense 12.1.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in HuffPost and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled plans to gut one of America’s most important environmental laws—a move experts say is as much of a handout to polluting industries as it is a slap in the face to science […]
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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with the L.A. Times editorial board about the economy, the political moment and climate change.

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Walz: $293M needed to make water infrastructure more resilient to climate change 11.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The DFL governor announced the plan as part of a four-part rollout of a bonding bill that is expected to reach $2 billion. Republicans have said the number is too big.
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Editorial: Trump's proposed new environmental reviews rules are as bad as you'd expect 10.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The new rules would make it easier for many projects with significant detrimental environmental impacts to proceed without crucial reviews.

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Viking runestone linked to fears of climate change: study 9.1.2020 Raw Story
One of the world’s most famous runestones is now believed to have been erected by Vikings fearing a repeat of a previous cold climate crisis in Scandinavia, a new study said Wednesday. The Rok stone, raised in the ninth century near the lake Vattern in south central Sweden, bears the longest runic inscription in the […]
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Australia’s Wildfire Catastrophe Isn’t the “New Normal”. It’s Much Worse Than That. 8.1.2020 Mother Jones
One of the most prominent scientists studying climate change is Michael Mann, a climatologist and atmospheric science professor at Penn State University who has been a leader in explaining the contribution that human behavior has made in creating and exacerbating the climate crisis. He was one of the scientists who created the hockey stick graph, […]
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Australian crews race to contain blazes as damage bill soars 7.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Bolstered by cooler weather and desperately needed rain, exhausted firefighters in Australia raced to shore up defenses against deadly wildfires before the blazes flare again within days when scorching temperatures are expected to return.

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