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New climate change report issues a dire warning: 2040 is the beginning of the end

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A critical report from the United Nations scientific panel on climate change warns the dire consequences of humans not working to combat climate change are closer on the horizon than expected.

The panel of scientists convened by the UN warned world leaders that the climate crisis would reach the beginning of the end earlier than expected. Food shortages will begin as wildfires rage even worse than this past summer. Coral reefs will likely also be gone by 2040 due to the temperature increase.

The report “is quite a shock, and quite concerning,” The New York Times quoted Bill Hare, an author of previous IPCC reports and a physicist with Climate Analytics, a nonprofit organization. “We were not aware of this just a few years ago.” The report was part of the research funded by the 2015 Paris agreement pact.

Greenhouse gas emissions are likely to continue, at least in the United States under the current administration’s policies. The atmosphere will then warm as much as 2.7 degrees, which is above preindustrial levels. It will intensify droughts and poverty while waters creep into the coastlines. Overall, it is estimated to cost $54 trillion.

The only way to stave off the crisis is by making dramatic changes in the next year or two.

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President Donald Trump has said he plans on withdrawing from the Paris Treaty and his administration is working to reduce environmental protections that helped keep not only the land safe but Americans as well.

According to The Times, the report was authored and edited by 91 scientists from 40 countries. They examined more than 6,000 scientific studies to calculate the findings.

Read the full report from The New York Times.

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WATCH: Employee at Tim Hortons slurs Muslim couple and tells them ‘go back to your own country’

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According to a report from Deadline Detroit, a Muslim advocacy group has filed a complaint against a local Tim Horton's location after an employee insulted a Muslim couple and told them to "go back to their own country," followed by a sexist slur.

The report states Alaa Kouider and her husband, Ameur Dhaimini, were purchasing coffee at the local fast food location when they got into an argument with the cashier.

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Former New Hampshire GOP chair: Trump is using ‘the worst kind of racism’ to tear America apart

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President Donald Trump this past week ratcheted up racist rhetoric against four Democratic women of color, culminating in chants of "send her back" directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) during a Trump rally on Wednesday night.

Jennifer Horn, the former chairwoman of the New Hampshire Republican Party, has written an editorial for USA Today in which she laments the fact that the entire Republican Party has been transformed by Trump into a "racist, nationalist movement" that she believes is tearing the country apart.

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Immigration expert explains why Trump’s migrant policy won’t work

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After President Trump let the audience at his rally in Greenville, North Carolina, shout "send her back!" after he falsely accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-Semitism, Republicans grew nervous about a backlash -- that this time, Trump had gone too far.

But the incident merely caps years of severe and inhumane rhetoric and policy targeting migrants. Raw Story spoke with Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice at Cornell Law School, about why Trump and the GOP are enacting inhumane policies that won't even work to accomplish their goals.

Raw Story: In modern history, has anyone actually managed to shut down migration successfully or is Trump enacting all these vicious policies for nothing really? It seems like people who want to migrate really can't be stopped?

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