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Earth just had hottest January since records began, data shows

Posted by hkarner - 15. Februar 2020

Date: 13‑02‑2020

Source: The Guardian

Average global temperature 2.5F above 20th‑century average

Antarctic has begun February with several temperature spikes

Chinstrap penguins in Antarctica, which at the weekend broke 20C for the first time in its history.

Last month was the hottest January on record over the world’s land and ocean surfaces, with average temperatures exceeding anything in the 141 years of data held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The record temperatures in January follow an exceptionally warm 2019, which has been ranked as the second hottest year for the planet’s surface since reliable measurements started. The past five years and the past decade are the hottest in 150 years of record‑keeping, an indication of the gathering pace of the climate crisis. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Trump’s Worst Enemy

Posted by hkarner - 15. Februar 2020

Date: 14‑02‑2020

Source: The Wall Street Journal By The Editorial Board

He needs to stop tweeting about cases and let Barr do his job.

After his Senate impeachment acquittal, we wrote that President Trump’s history is that he can’t stand prosperity. Well, that was fast. The President’s relentless popping off this week about the sentencing of supporter Roger Stone has hurt himself, his Justice Department, and the proper understanding of executive power. That’s a notable trifecta of self‑destructive behavior even by his standards.

Mr. Trump handed another sword to his opponents when he fulminated on Twitter about the initial recommendation of a seven‑to‑nine year prison sentence for Mr. Stone. He is right that such a sentence would be excessive. Mr. Stone was convicted of lying to Congress, which often receives minimal jail time. His conviction for witness tampering was more serious but involved a faux‑macho threat (“prepare to die”) that even the witness said he didn’t take literally.

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