The Coronavirus Called America’s Bluff

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For decades, scientists puzzled over the plastic ‘missing’ from our oceans – but now it’s been found

Ocean Plastic

This “missing” plastic has been a longstanding scientific question. To date, the search has focused on oceanic gyres such as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the water column (the part of the ocean between the surface and the sea bed), the bottom of the ocean, and the stomachs of marine wildlife.

#Oceans #Plastic #ClimateChange #HumanFootprint

 

Italian Inmates Are Looting Methadone and Setting Prisons on Fire in Violent Coronavirus Protests

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Eleven people are dead after protests erupted in 27 prisons Monday. Inmates took staff hostage, launched mass breakouts, lit fires, and scaled the roofs of prisons. Most of the deaths appear to have been overdoses of methadone looted from prison clinics, but at least one was from smoke inhalation, according to Francesco Basentini, the director of the Italian prison system.

#Italy #Coronavirus #Prison #

 

What would happen if the world reacted to climate change like it’s reacting to the coronavirus?

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“The entrenched power and staying with the status quo is what differentiates climate change from this particular crisis,” says Boeve. “That is something that a lot of people are working on, and that is changing. It’s becoming more and more hard politically to justify taking donations of fossil fuel companies, for example. That is starting to shift.”

#ClimateChange #Coronavirus #Earth #Humanity

 

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