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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But when Lesley Stahl of CBS’s 60 Minutes sat down for an interview with President Trump on Tuesday, she likely didn’t expect that the Trump team saw her as a guest on a show of its own. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany handed Stahl a dictionary-sized book. There were a few papers clipped together on top titled “America First Healthcare Plan,” but the inside pages of that mammoth tome looked empty. (McEnany later denied they were “trying to pass off hundreds of blank pages as its healthcare policy.”) … [Read more...] about Trump’s 60 Minutes stunt is just his latest ridiculous photo op. These photos prove it
In response, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson just announced a directive that affirmatively forbids individuals from carrying guns into polling places on Election Day. But other competitive swing states, which remain the focus of voter drives by both parties, are still without such official pronouncements. As threats of armed voter intimidation loom, with the intent to lower turnout among certain communities on November 3, gun reform groups are hoping those states’ attorneys general will pass similar laws. In either case, poll workers will likely be the first line of defense. … [Read more...] about It’s legal to bring guns to the polls in many swing states. What could go wrong?