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Americans support transition to 100% clean economy

Donald Trump

A national poll conducted by the Centre for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA finds that American voters strongly support transitioning the U.S. to clean sources of energy, and think that transitioning away from natural gas will benefit Americans and their communities. President Donald Trump of the US Conducted with Climate Nexus and the Yale Programme ...

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Study categorises Americans into six climate change attitudinal groups

Global Warming’s Six Americas

A research by the Centre for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia has found that Americans can be categorised into six distinct groups based on their beliefs and attitudes about climate change. Global Warming’s Six Americas Collectively tagged “Global Warming’s Six Americas”, the groups comprise the “Alarmed”, “Concerned”, “Cautious”, “Disengaged”, “Doubtful” and “Dismissive”. The Alarmed are said to be the ...

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George Floyd: We must all be part of solution to racism – Meyers

George Floyd

In a reaction to the killing of African-American, George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says the incidence has reopened the deep-seated racism the U.S. and that all Americans must be a part of the solution A George Floyd poster The killing of George Floyd under the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer ...

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Americans party as coronavirus death toll nears 100,000

Crowds of densely packed, barefaced, droplet-swapping Americans are forming on beaches, bar patios and pool decks over the Memorial Day weekend, fulfilling the fears of health experts who warned the nationwide relaxation of restrictions would help the coronavirus spread. Vacationers at the Lake of Ozarks With 1,681,677 cases, the U.S. has so far recorded 99,200 deaths, according to www.worldometers.info. The most dramatic ...

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Trump goes unmasked again in public as U.S. coronavirus deaths reach 86,774

U.S. President Donald Trump, again, refused to don a face mask during his visit to the medical equipment distribution centre on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Allentown, Pennsylvania. President Donald Trump at the Owens and Minor Inc. factory The Owens and Minor Inc. factory, which is 137 years old, has distributed millions of N95 masks and other personal protective equipment ...

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Fauci testifies, warns against reopening ‘too quickly’

Anthony Fauci

In his highly anticipated Senate testimony on Tuesday, Anthony S. Fauci, the U.S.’s top infectious disease expert, warned of avoidable “suffering and death,” and further economic damage, if states reopen too quickly. Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, Anthony Fauci He also told lawmakers that the U.S. death toll is probably higher than ...

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Finally, White House directs staff to wear face coverings

Donald Trump

The White House in the U.S. has directed most of its staff to wear face masks or face coverings at all times in the building. Observers have described the development as a major change of course for an administration that has consistently refused to follow guidelines of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). President Donald Trump of the ...

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China has questions to answer over coronavirus outbreak, says UK

Boris Johnson

Britain said on Monday, May 4, 2020 that China had questions to answer over the information it shared about the novel coronavirus outbreak, but refused to comment on reports that a U.S.-led intelligence consortium had accused Beijing of a cover-up. Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Photo credit: AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali The U.S. has scaled up its rhetoric over Chinese culpability ...

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White House calls climate change research a ‘waste’

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The day that President Trump’s climate science-slashing budget landed last week, his government held a public meeting to prepare the nation’s Southeast region for rising seas, wildfires, extreme downpours and other impacts of climate change. Despite White House budget director Mick Mulvaney’s assertion on Friday that studying climate change is a “waste of your money,” federal scientists are required, by a 1990 law, to do ...

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Climate change is making Americans sick, say physicians

air pollution

More than half of the America’s physicians – including family doctors, pediatricians, obstetricians, allergists, geriatricians and internists – are launching a campaign to help patients, the public and policy makers understand the damage climate change is doing to people’s health and what needs to be done to prepare and protect them. Following the launch of a new report, 11 of ...

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