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The Governor of Kentucky (who is up for re-election this year), found himself in hot water after a comment he made on Tuesday morning about the school closures in his state due to the extreme cold. Speaking on WHAS-AM (840 AM) Tuesday, the host, Terry Meiners, reminded the Governor that classes had been canceled yesterday. The Governor, Matt Bevin, then said, “Now we cancel school for cold, I mean — ” Bevin said.”It’s deep freeze; this is serious business,” Meiners responded. “Come on, now,” Bevin quipped. “There’s no ice going with it or any snow. What happens to America. We’re getting soft, Terry, we’re getting soft.” Teachers were not amused. They let loose with a tweet storm as cold as the polar vortex. And make no mistake, it was cold. According to Accuweather, six states had a lower temperature on Wednesday than the South Pole and the temperature in Minneapolis on Wednesday morning was -28 degrees. The high temperature in Louisville yesterday was nine degrees. Four people died due to the cold.
Last month, 50,000 images from 90 countries entered National Geographic’s 2021 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. Among the many breathtaking photos of a living planet fighting against climate change, a winner has finally been chosen. French underwater photographer Laurent Ballesta has been awarded Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2021 for his photo of […]
The Fossil Fuel Resistance is in Washington, D.C. October 11-15, 2021#PeopleVsFossilFuels pic.twitter.com/BsnJsujRFe — Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) (@CJAOurPower) October 11, 2021 On Monday, Indigenous Peoples’ Day, hundreds of people marched to the White House to demand the President and Congress step up efforts to combat climate change. The rally was organized by the Build Back Fossil […]
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer According to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change, at least 85% of the global population feels the impacts of human-induced climate change. The study evaluated more than 100,000 studies of events that could be linked to climate change, like crop failures, alongside temperature and precipitation changes caused by carbon emissions. The results […]
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