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Saturday Evening Owls: The pandemic and local weather disaster stay linked due to the affect and denial

Regardless of whether the Covid-19 pandemic ultimately strengthens or hinders the prospects for US and global climate action, the two crises remain inextricably linked. At least for the foreseeable future, any attempt to meaningfully address the root causes of one will involve confronting the other.

To deal with both crises, rejection of Trump administration-sponsored science must also be tackled and its base penetrated.

"If there is a silver lining, it is that the current administration's failure to respond meaningfully to the pandemic represents the lethality of an ideologically motivated denial of science," warned Michael Mann, a climatologist at Penn State University, such inaction Regarding the climate "will be even more deadly".

Be aware of the pandemic minimal impact In reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Covid-19 had shown that voluntary measures and individual behavior were insufficient to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement and prevent dangerous global warming. (…)




"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year goes by." ~~ William E. Vaughan



It has been a really short journey from "We will not vote to confirm the judges of the other sides" to "We will not vote to confirm the other sides' cabinet" to "We will not vote to win the election of the other Pages to confirm ".

– David Freedlander (@freedlander) January 3, 2021


At Daily Kos that day in 2012– Give him some credit, at least Rick Santorum didn't say & # 39; welfare queens & # 39;

Smart people know that having food stamps and being covered by Medicaid has nothing to do with race or anything to do with poverty. Unless you're a Republican candidate looking for a wedge problem that you can dig up to stand out from all other candidates in the final moments of the first major competition of the 2012 season.

It's not that the others would shy away from doing what Rick Santorum did on Sunday. That should arouse the specter of African Americans, who put taxpayers off when they should get jobs. You can't exactly call it a dog whistle as the message was loud and clear to everyone.

In Sioux City during an election campaign freeze Santorum told a predominantly white crowd that he (does not want) wants to give "someone else's money" to black people.

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