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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.

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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.

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.

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Controversial Contractors for Trump’s highly-criticized $3 billion food aid program hire lobbyist to tout their work

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Companies receiving taxpayer dollars as part of President Donald Trump’s signature food aid program hired a longtime lobbyist to push back on criticism that the government is relying on unqualified contractors, such as an event planner.

“We’re working to take the stories of the impact this is having on farmers, processors, distributors and end users and making sure some positive aspects of the program, from both the economic and social standpoints, are out there too,” said the lobbyist and industry consultant, Dale Apley, who reached out to ProPublica on behalf of the contractors. “It’s not all just certain stories about certain companies that maybe shouldn’t have been awarded contracts.”

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Ivanka Trump ‘urged’ Trump’s Bible photo-op — which could become a ‘defining moment’ of his presidency: NYT

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First daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump "urged" her father to take part in a controversial photo-op with a Bible according to a new report from The New York Times.

"After a weekend of protests that led all the way to his own front yard and forced him to briefly retreat to a bunker beneath the White House, President Trump arrived in the Oval Office on Monday agitated over the television images, annoyed that anyone would think he was hiding and eager for action," the newspaper reported.

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The psychology of protesters — and the psychology of people who hate them

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It is hard to imagine that anyone who watched the horrific video of George Floyd being asphyxiated by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin would come away feeling empathy for the police force that stood by and let it happen. And yet, amid the biggest coordinated civil rights protests in the United States since 1968, there are many voices out there who find excuses to defend cops like Derek Chauvin, who is now facing charges of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
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