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Showing posts from January, 2020

Eye-popping climate headlines from 2018 and 2019

I have collected these links. Who knows what to do with them? You do. Go do it, please. "Antarctica just registered its hottest temperature ever," Drew Kann, CNN, February 7, 2020. "Bumblebees are going extinct in a time of ‘climate chaos’," Douglas Main, National Geographic, February 7, 2020. "We may avoid the very worst climate scenario. But the next-worst is still pretty awful." Chris Mooney and Andrew Freedman, Washington Post, January 30, 2020. "Unprecedented data confirms that Antarctica’s most dangerous glacier is melting from below," Chris Mooney, Washington Post, January 30, 2020. Wait for it. 100 years of #climate anomalies in 15 seconds. There’s no time to waste. There is no planet B. #ActOnClimate . Time for a #GreenNewDeal . #ClimateCrisis #Energy #go100re #PanelsNotPipelines — Mike Hudema (@MikeHudema) January 26, 2020 "Nearly Half A Billion Animals Feared Dead In Australian Wil

January 2020: Misrepresentations of North Korean denuclearization

At the first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore in June 2018, the leaders signed what Fox News described as "a vague statement" with a vision of "a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing when or how it would occur." On December 8, 2019, Trump tweeted that Kim had "signed a strong Denuclearization Agreement with me in Singapore" and that Kim has "far too much to lose" to throw away this agreement. A North Korean official, Kim Yong Chol, responded with the correction that they feel that they "have nothing more to lose." (Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien referred to Kim Jong-un as "Chairman Un," rather than Chairman Kim.) "Chairman Un" may have reconsidered his Christmas gift, says Trump's national security adviser, but the US is still closely monitoring. "I don't want to speculate about what will happen. But we have a lot of tools in our toolkit."