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 international local weather motion, the 2 crises stay inextricably linked. A minimum of for the foreseeable future, any effort to meaningfully deal with the basis causes of 1 will contain confronting the opposite.

Coping with both disaster additionally entails 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 likely 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 habits to fulfill the targets of the Paris Settlement and stop harmful ranges of world warming. […]

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Good folks know that who will get meals stamps and lined by Medicaid has nothing to do with race and every part to do with poverty. Until, in fact, you are a Republican candidate in search of no matter wedge challenge you’ll be able to dredge as much as distinguish your self from all the opposite candidates within the closing moments of the primary massive contest of the 2012 season.

It is not that the others would draw 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’ll be able to’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 “any individual else’s cash.”