Scientists Warn Multiple Overlapping Crises Could Trigger ‘Global Systemic Collapse’

Overlapping environmental crises could tip the planet into “global systemic collapse,” more than 200 top scientists warned Wednesday. Climate change, extreme weather events from hurricanes to heatwaves, the decline of life-sustaining ecosystems, food security and dwindling stores of fresh water – each poses a monumental challenge to humanity in the 21st century.   Out of 30 […]

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Surprise! Manure is the main ingredient in many of Trump’s economic claims

Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a week Chris Lu and Harin Contractor at The Washington Monthly write—Donald Trump’s Economic Record Isn’t What He Says It Is: […] The speech was full of audacious—and characteristically inaccurate—claims: “our economy is the best it has ever been”; the “average unemployment rate […]

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Sources — NFL player representatives, leadership to meet in Los Angeles

The NFL Players Association will hold a meeting of player representatives and its executive committee Thursday in Los Angeles, sources told ESPN. One source said it’s unlikely there will be a vote Thursday on the owners’ current CBA proposal, as the opposition among players to an expanded, 17-game regular season is currently too strong. The […]

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Patrick Mahomes wants to play in NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

10:00 PM ET Tory BarronESPN Editor Close Tory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports. Imagine you’re Patrick Mahomes. You’ve just won your first Super Bowl title and respective Super Bowl MVP […]

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Neymar finally looks like he’s having fun at PSG and is no longer burdened with chasing Messi, Ronaldo

Today is Neymar’s birthday, and he’s injured. You’re tempted to say “plus ca change” — after all, he was sidelined this time last year too. And the year before that, although the injury came later this month. But it still robbed Paris Saint-Germain of their most influential player (and the most expensive player in the […]

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Buttigieg clings to narrow lead as Iowa results trickle in

Pete Buttigieg clung to a slight lead over Bernie Sanders in a new batch of vote totals released by the Iowa Democratic Party on Wednesday, two days after the state hosted its first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. But the race remained too early to call. Much of the political world has already shifted its attention to next-up […]

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Finding the right terms to describe mixed feelings about climate change

We are enjoying early climate change impacts of warmer weather even when we know it’s wrong … and now we have new words to describe that sensation. Life in the Anthropocene, defined at Lexico as “the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment,” requires new words to describe novel experiences that combine […]

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