As we face a climate turning point for which our post-COVID-19 behaviors are especially crucial, it’s important that higher-income individuals who move outward live in an eco-friendly way, especially when many essential and lower-wage workers must stay in cities and, often, climate hotspots. “COVID-19 has illustrated a sad truism: We may all be in the same boat, but we all do not have the same paddles,” Daniel Kammen, the other Berkeley study author, wrote in an email to Fast Company. Affluent individuals in New York and San Francisco have the financial means to insulate themselves from climate risks, such as wildfires and unsafe air, by working from home and relocating, he explained. “Multiple properties, often larger suburban and rural homes, and longer delivery chains all mean that individual emissions of the affluent rise when they take the extra precautions they can afford.” … [Read more...] about If COVID-19 pushes people to the suburbs, how can we make them more environmentally friendly?
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In an email, Tracy Wimmer, director of media relations for Benson, said gun-carrying voters would be asked to leave their weapons in their cars, and if they refused, law enforcement would be called. Michigan’s directive officially states that it’s now down to “election inspectors”—poll workers—to contact law enforcement if the new rule is violated. But, gun-toting police at the polls can also be menacing for many voters of color (an armed Miami officer was recently seen displaying a Trump 2020 mask while on duty at a polling site). … [Read more...] about It’s legal to bring guns to the polls in many swing states. What could go wrong?
Church as prop The most egregious photo op was back in June, when the administration cleared peaceful protesters from a park adjacent to a D.C. church with tear gas so Trump could pose for photographers. Trump stood in front of the church, held up a Bible, and—once its use as a set piece was complete—left. Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Episcopal bishop of Washington, which oversees the church, told NPR that the Bible Trump held up “almost looked like a prop” that he had no right to use. … [Read more...] about Trump’s 60 Minutes stunt is just his latest ridiculous photo op. These photos prove it