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Climate change plays a role in U.S. fires, climate expert says

Kirsten Thonicke

The wave of devastating forest fires currently sweeping parts of the western United States is, in part, a result of man-made climate change, an expert at Germany’s Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) said on Friday, September 18, 2020. Kirsten Thonicke “Man-made climate change had contributed significantly to an increase in drought-stricken areas and extremely dried-out vegetation in the ...

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COVID-19: U.S. governors threaten to shut back down as hydroxychloroquine is axed

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Some governors in the U.S. are threatening to shut their states back down as covid-19 cases and hospitalisations climb. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo of New York The increase in cases is not necessarily because of increased testing, it was gathered. In some places, cases and hospitalisations are on the rise even as testing rates fall. In six states, the seven-day ...

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14 U.S. states hit highest level of new COVID-19 cases, Nigeria records highest single-day infection

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu

Nigeria on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 recorded its highest single-day infection of the coronavirus disease with 663 new cases. Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Chief Executive Officer, NCDC The latest figure was released late on Tuesday by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which had before now put the highest single-day infection for the country at 553 on May 30. The ...

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China tells U.S. to stop wasting time in coronavirus battle

Xi Jinping

The U.S. should stop wasting time in its fight against the coronavirus and work with China to combat it, rather than spreading lies and attacking the country, the Chinese Government’s top diplomat, Wang Yi, said on Sunday, May 24, 2020. Chinese President, Xi Jinping The Sino-U.S. ties have nosedived since the outbreak of the new coronavirus, with the administrations of ...

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Trump notes significant decline in COVID-19 cases, says he takes hydroxychloroquine

Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has noted a significant decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country in recent days. President Donald Trump of the US “The number of coronavirus cases is strongly trending downward throughout the U.S., with few exceptions. Very good news, indeed!” Trump said on Twitter on Monday, May 18, 2020. According to the latest data ...

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Old people in U.S. complain of discrimination amid pandemic

Donald Trump

On the good days, Bonnie Reed believes that, for the first time in a long time, just about everyone is united for a common cause – to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens against the coronavirus. President Donald Trump of the US On the bad days, the Sherman Oaks senior is stunned by the carelessness she sees around her. She sees ...

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Paris Agreement: How President Trump got it wrong – Climate Scorecard

Donald Trump, US president

Climate Scorecard, a citizen-based effort to monitor and report on efforts to implement the Paris Agreement, believes that President Donald Trump does not get the Paris Agreement or American resolve to ensure that the Agreement succeeds The rest of the world is aware that US President Trump does not get the Paris Climate Agreement. His decision to withdraw the United ...

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Hawai’i emerges first U.S. state to enact Paris Agreement law

David Ige

In a show of support for the Paris climate agreement, Gov. David Ige and Hawai’i county mayors and representatives on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 gathered for the signing of two bills and a mayors’ agreement that support the commitments and goals of the Paris climate accord. Hawai‘i is the first state in the nation to enact legislation that implements portions ...

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Paris climate accord: We’re still in, say U.S. leaders

Michael Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s action notwithstanding, Americans appear to have stood firmly by the Paris Agreement, thanks to what looks like an unprecedented outpouring of support for the famous climate treaty. Michael Bloomberg, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, on Monday, June 5, 2017 submitted an unique statement of unity from hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors, ...

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Indigenous Peoples describe U.S. climate accord pull-out affront to planet, human rights

Indigenous Peoples

On Thursday, June 1 2017, President Donald Trump announced that his government would withdraw from the Paris Climate Change Agreement. The U.S. now joins Syria and Nicaragua as the only countries not party to the agreement (Nicaragua said they did not sign on because it did not go far enough). “This irresponsible and reckless action is consistent with his and ...

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