The Trump administration has made the U.S. less ready for infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus : The Conversation


The Trump administration has cut funding for infectious disease research and reduced high-level staffing for global health security, leaving the nation less prepared for major outbreaks.

Source: The Trump administration has made the U.S. less ready for infectious disease outbreaks like coronavirus : The Conversation

Outrage at whites-only image as Ugandan climate activist cropped from photo | World news | The Guardian


Vanessa Nakate was excised from image, which also featured Greta Thunberg, ‘purely on composition grounds’ says Associated Press

Source: Outrage at whites-only image as Ugandan climate activist cropped from photo | World news | The Guardian

Greta Thunberg Rips Steve Mnuchin For Saying She Needs An Econ Degree Before He’ll Listen – The Union Journal


Teen ecological lobbyist Greta Thunberg coached Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Thursday after he claimed she needs an university degree in business economics before he’ll condescend to take her seriously regarding environment adjustment. “It doesn’t take a college degree in economics to realise that our remaining 1,5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments […]

Source: Greta Thunberg Rips Steve Mnuchin For Saying She Needs An Econ Degree Before He’ll Listen – The Union Journal

To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature : The Conversation


A new study lays out a road map for protecting and restoring 50% of Earth’s surface, targeted to preserve biodiversity and maximize natural removal of carbon from the atmosphere.

Source: To solve climate change and biodiversity loss, we need a Global Deal for Nature : the Conversation

73-year-old Trump bullies 16-year-old Thunberg on Twitter. She once again makes a fool of him : Daily Kos


Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg was named TIME magazine’s 2019 Person of the Year for her work as an environmental activist and advocate. Thunberg is the youngest person to receive this recognition. Donald Trump, who was a finalist for the position, and who himself was dubbed Person of the Year in 2016, responded to Thunberg’s cover in a manner suggesting that he, not Greta, is the teenager in this equation. After TIME’s cover was revealed, Trump took to Twitter to mock Thunberg and suggest that she seek anger management and watch a movie with a friend.

 

Source: 73-year-old Trump bullies 16-year-old Thunberg on Twitter. She once again makes a fool of him : Daily Kos

Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century | World news | The Guardian


One of southern Africa’s biggest tourist attractions has seen an unprecedented decline this dry season, fuelling climate change fears

Source: Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century | World news | The Guardian

Venice’s devastating floods are the ‘canary in a coal mine’ for coastal cities worldwide : NBC News


As climate change causes sea levels in Venice — and across the planet — to inch higher, scientists say catastrophic floods could become more severe and more frequent.

Source: Venice’s devastating floods are the ‘canary in a coal mine’ for coastal cities worldwide : NBC News