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

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Florence Owens Thompson seen in the photo Destitute Pea Pickers in California. Mother of Seven Children. (Photo by Dorothea Lange/Library of Congress.)

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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Republican ‘hero’ who helped stop terror attack faces questions over ‘affiliations’ to right-wing extremists

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An Oregon congressional candidate who drew worldwide acclaim for helping to stop a terror attack faces questions about his "affiliations" to extremists ahead of Election Day.

Former Oregon National Guardsman Alex Skarlatos, better known as the "Paris train hero" after he and four others subdued a gunman while traveling in Europe in 2015, is running in Oregon's 4th Congressional District. Democratic groups claim that his association with Timber Unity, a group linked to extremist groups such as the Proud Boys, QAnon and the Three Percenter movement, raises "serious questions about his affiliations."

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Morning Joe destroys your Facebook friends’ excuses for voting for Trump

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said most of the people he grew up hate President Donald Trump, but they're voting for him anyway.

The "Morning Joe" host said they share many of his concerns about the president and his fitness for office, but he said they always offer excuses for holding their nose and voting to give him four more years.

"It's good talking to them and just saying, so why are you voting for this man?" Scarborough said. "'Well, he's a terrible guy, he's a horrible example for my kids, I'd never invite him over to the house, he's despicable -- I hate him, I just hate him,' but and then, fill in the blank, AOC or Nancy Pelosi or Bernie Sanders or regulations or tax cuts or 401(k)s, and I say, so, well, we have right now a president of the United States who is demanding that his attorney general arrest the former vice president of the United States, his chief political competitor. This is something that happens or happened in the former Soviet Union, this is something that happens still in Russia."

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Mitch McConnell admits he’s been working to sabotage COVID relief talks behind the scenes to prioritize rushing Barrett confirmation

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Senate Majority Mitch McConnell told his Republican colleagues Tuesday that he has privately been urging the Trump White House not to strike a coronavirus relief deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi before the November 3 election, warning that an agreement could interfere with the chamber's plan to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court early next week.

McConnell's remarks, first reported by the Washington Post, came during a closed-door Senate GOP lunch just ahead of a Tuesday evening deadline for a relief deal set by Pelosi and agreed to by the Trump administration. While the deadline came and went without a deal, the House Speaker told Democratic lawmakers late Tuesday that the two sides "have been making some progress" and continued to voice optimism that "we can reach an agreement before the election."

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