Though the Copenhagen climate conference in 2009 was unquestionably the great foreign-policy failure of Obama’s first term, producing no targets or timetables or deals, the world’s leaders all signed a letter pledging that they would keep the earth’s temperature from rising more than two degrees Celsius. This is not an ambitious goal (the one degree we’ve raised the temperature already has melted the Arctic, so we’re fools to find out what two will do), but at least it is something solid to which Obama and others are committed. To reach that two-degree goal, say organizations such as the Carbon Tracker Initiative, the World Bank, the International Energy Agency, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, HSBC and just about everyone else who’s looked at the question, we’d need to leave undisturbed between two-thirds and four-fifths of the planet’s reserves of coal, gas and oil. … [Read more...] about Obama and Climate Change: The Real Story
The episode, titled “Band In China,” sees the boys form a metal band and offered a biopic, while Randy is caught trying to sell marijuana in China and sent to a prison work camp. It and other episodes seemingly have been scrubbed from Chinese streaming services, social media sites including Weibo and Baidu, fan sites and discussion pages, according to reports. … [Read more...] about ‘South Park’ Creators Offer “Apology” To China, Dunk On NBA Controversy In Process
Because the Trump administration has bungled the pandemic so badly, those remarks are blatantly false. America is still down 11.5 million jobs since the coronavirus crippled the economy starting in February. And 33 countries have barred entry to American travelers as the spread in the US continues and with no cohesive federal plan to tame the virus, the claim of world respect is dubious, to say the least. Even before the pandemic took hold in the US, world leaders have been caught on video laughing at Trump when he traveled abroad. … [Read more...] about Trump Claims ‘Sophisticated Friends’ Say He’s ‘Most Innocent’ president Ever
There is a theory that Trump employs or appoints people above their station to make them forever in his debt, who are just happy to have a dream of a lifetime job. I wonder if that’s partially how you got seduced? Was it just the intoxication of being that close to vast power and influence?I didn’t need to work for him. I was financially very secure and semi-retired. I did it despite the fact that he consistently undermined me, bullied me, put me down. He did this to everyone around him. He’s never happy about anyone else’s personal success. Trump requires control over his army of soldiers; his employees will be willing to do his bidding, with no questions asked. I got in over my head. It was really for me more of a power trip. And the deeper that I got into it, the harder it is to stop, sometimes it’s actually easier to keep going on the same track than it is to turn around and get out. … [Read more...] about Michael Cohen Says Sorry. (And That His Ex Boss Is an Asshole)
Reportedly, Arjun and Kareena Kapoor will be seen portraying the role of a married couple in the film, where Arjun will be seen playing the role of a stay-at-home husband and Kareena will be seen playing the character of breadwinner of the family. … [Read more...] about Must See! Arjun Kapoor’s First Look In R Balki’s Ki & Ka Is Out!