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Thursday Evening Owls: Local weather falcons urge Biden-Harris to "rebuild fossil-free"

In the Dismantle the Fossil Free campaign website, Groups like 350.org, Greenpeace, Indivisible and the Center for Biological Diversity, which went online early Thursday morning, explain that Biden's executive action must focus on eradicating the damage caused by decades of environmental racism and injustice, as well as the extraction of fossil fuels.

In the Dismantle the Fossil Free campaign website, Groups like 350.org, Greenpeace, Indivisible and the Center for Biological Diversity, which went online early Thursday morning, explain that Biden's executive action must focus on eradicating the damage caused by decades of environmental racism and injustice, as well as the extraction of fossil fuels.

"Mr. President-Elect, you should use whatever tools you have at your disposal to avert further climate damage while helping people recover from the pandemic," wrote the organizations that represent millions of supporters across the country. "This means that from day one, you must use your executive powers to:

Protect and invest in the black, indigenous, brown, and working class communities that have carried the brunt of the fossil fuel pollution and climate catastrophe.
End the era of fossil fuel production, reject fossil fuel projects, and get rid of freebies for oil, gas, and coal companies.
Start a national climate mobilization to rebuild fossil-free and create jobs, justice and opportunities for all. "(…)

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"(The American president) must take all kinds of abuse from liars and demagogues. … People can never understand why the president doesn't use his supposedly great power to make them behave. Well, the president is only one glorified PR man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they're supposed to be doing anyway. "
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June 30th: Anthony Fauci warns that we could see 100,000 new cases a day. Rand Paul attacks him because he's too pessimistic: https://t.co/j9XJe2oScB

We now have over 200,000 new cases a day on average.

– Paul Waldman (@ paulwaldman1) December 17, 2020

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At Daily Kos that day in 2009– Magical thinking prevails in Copenhagen:

With protesters arrested every day and non-traditional media as well as some mainstream media not discussed, talks on climate change in Copenhagen are on the brink of total failure. While some progress has been made, even the arrival of the leaders of more than 100 governments on Friday, including President Barack Obama, is unlikely to achieve in less than 24 hours what two weeks of talks or months of preparation failed to achieve for her.

In the meantime, longtime environmental lawyer Bill McKibben revealed Kos in a daily newspaper diary Thursday afternoon, and traditional media later reported, leaked United Nations documents challenged claims by governments that they would seek carbon dioxide cuts that would keep global average temperatures up to 2 ° C for the next century. Instead, the cuts could allow a 3 ° C or 4 ° C rise in temperature with more than 550 ppm carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. That is well above the 350 ppm that scientists believe is a (relatively) safe level.

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