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Climate change becomes top 2020 campaign issue in Iowa after devastating floods – ThinkProgress

More than ever before, climate change is a leading U.S. presidential election issue, and not just in liberal cities along the coasts. As the Midwest continues to recover from historic flooding, voters in the region are expressing elevated concern about climate change and its impacts, a shift that’s been picked up on by initial polling and a few 2020 candidates. ...

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Climate change emerges as top 2020 campaign issue in Iowa after devastating floods – ThinkProgress

More than ever before, climate change is a leading U.S. presidential election issue, and not just in liberal cities along the coasts. As the Midwest continues to recover from historic flooding, voters in the region are expressing elevated concern about climate change and its impacts, a shift that’s been picked up on by initial polling and a few 2020 candidates. ...

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Scientists blame climate change for Hurricane Maria’s devastating deluge – ThinkProgress

Human-caused climate change was the driving force behind Hurricane Maria’s devastating and deadly precipitation, a new study finds. Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017 as a super-hurricane with 155-mile-per-hour winds. The record-breaking storm caused more than $90 billion in damage, with independent fatality estimates ranging from 2,975 deaths to “more than 5,000.” The authors of the new Geophysical Research ...

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Trump’s plan to close US-Mexico border will have ‘devastating impact’ on economy – ThinkProgress

With his efforts to secure $8 billion to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall hamstrung, President Donald Trump over the weekend renewed his threat to shut down the border altogether, potentially disrupting hundreds of billions of dollars in trade between the two countries. “Mexico must use its very strong immigration laws to stop the many thousands of people trying to get ...

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‘Devastating’ Arctic warming of 9-16°F now ‘locked in,’ UN researchers warn – ThinkProgress

Rapid and “devastating” Arctic warming is now almost unstoppable, United Nations researchers warn in a major new report. Unless humanity makes very rapid and deep pollution cuts, Arctic winter temperatures will rise 5.4 to 9.0°F (3-5°C) by 2050 — and will reach an astounding 9 to 16°F (5-8.8°C) by 2080 — according to a report by the U.N. Environment Program ...

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The New Dark Phoenix Trailer Is Emotional And Devastating

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. The X-Men film series is adopting this mantra with Dark Phoenix, as the last attempt to adapt the classic Dark Phoenix Saga storyline, 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, was not well-received among fans. The first Dark Phoenix footage was released to the public back in September, but since the movie was ...

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Here’s why the attack on Jussie Smollett is so devastating for the Black queer community – ThinkProgress

News broke yesterday that Empire star Jussie Smollett was hospitalized following a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago. Police said Smollett — a Black, gay, and Jewish actor — was attacked by two white men who yelled racist and homophobic slurs, poured an unknown chemical substance on him, and tied a rope around his neck. The news has not only ...

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Neil Gorsuch pens a devastating takedown of his own most important opinion – ThinkProgress

The Supreme Court sided with a worker over a corporation in a case involving the Federal Arbitration Act on Tuesday. For those unfamiliar with the Court’s arbitration decisions, that happens about as often as a unicorn wins the Powerball lottery while simultaneously being struck by lightning. And, as further evidence that Beelzebub awoke this morning to discover thick layer of ...

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Officials count the dead from devastating California wildfires as Trump mocks climate science – ThinkProgress

As frigid weather was forecast to grip the northeastern United States on Thanksgiving, President Trump took to Twitter to cast doubt on the reality of climate change. Trump’s comments came as officials in Northern California were still dealing with the ongoing effects from the devastating Camp Fire. California’s climate has been changing in recent decades, which scientists believe is contributing ...

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Devastating report about Maryland’s toxic football culture reaches the wrong conclusion – ThinkProgress

On August 14, 2018, about two months after the death of football player Jordan McNair, University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh announced the formation of and eight-person commission to investigate whether the culture of the football program was “toxic,” as an ESPN report just days prior suggested. The commission’s findings were finally released to the public on Thursday afternoon ...

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