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Pence Slammed for Offering ‘Prayers’ While Dismissing Climate Action at RNC as Hurricane Laura Ravages Gulf Coast

Just hours before Hurricane Laura made made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with wind speed surpassing that of Katrina, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a Republican National Convention speech Wednesday night in which he mentioned climate action once only to reject it, continuing the GOP event’s ignoring or downplaying of an emergency …

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Climatologist Michael Mann on 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season: “Hate to Say, ‘We Told You So'”

“Hate to say, ‘We told you so.’” That comment came in a Monday tweet from climatologist Michael E. Mann, responding to a pair of meteorologists who noted the warm waters along the East Coast of the United States, which “means trouble for any tropical cyclones coming up the coast” for the next several weeks of …

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In Scathing Obituary, Texas Woman Blames GOP ‘Carelessness’ for Mother’s ‘Undeserving’ Covid-19 Death

A Texas woman channeled her anger over her mother’s death from Covid-19 into an obituary in the Dallas Morning News Tuesday, condemning “the carelessness of the politicians” who refused to lead the country safely through the deadly pandemic—choosing instead to push for an end to lockdown measures and downplaying the threat despite the repeated warnings …

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‘Completely Out of Control’: China Says ‘US Epidemic’ Threat to Rest of the World

A Chinese state-controlled newspaper has blamed the Trump administration’s mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic to cause the spread of the virus to go “completely out of control.” Describing the disease as a “U.S. epidemic”, the paper warned that the administration’s failure poses a threat to the rest of the world. “Lies are dominating US society’s …

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In Leaked Audio, Texas Governor Admits Reopening Economy Will Lead to ‘Increase and Spread’ of Covid-19

Greg Abbott, the Republican governor of Texas, admitted in a private call with lawmakers last week that his decision to lift Covid-19 safety guidelines and reopen the state’s economy “will lead to an increase and spread” of the virus that has infected more than 34,000 Texans and killed nearly 1,000. “How do we know reopening …

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