Climate Change, Rosenstein, Migrant Children: Your Evening Briefing
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1. Worsening food shortages. More wildfires. Flooded coastlines. These are among the dire predictions for the next 25 years in a report by the U.N.’s scientific panel on climate change. Above, the consequences of a crippling drought in Australia.
Avoiding the most serious damage requires transforming the planet economy within just a few years, said the authors, who acknowledged the rescue was politically unlikely.
On the same day, the Nobel Prize for economics went to a pair of American economists for their work highlighting the importance of government policy in fostering sustainable economic growth. One, William D. Nordhaus, was an early advocate for a carbon tax.
The various other, Paul M. Romer, studies technological innovation. “People think protecting the environment will be so costly in addition to so hard which they want to ignore the problem,” he said. “Humans are capable of amazing accomplishments if we set our minds to the item.”
2. Still not fired.
President Trump in addition to Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, traveled together on Air Force One to Florida, where Mr. Trump spoke to a convention of police chiefs on Monday.
The flight had high potential to be awkward. although before boarding, Mr. Trump said he had no plans to fire Mr. Rosenstein, above right, for his private comments about the president’s fitness for office in addition to suggestions to secretly tape Mr. Trump.
Mr. Trump told reporters, without offering evidence, which Democrats had set up Justice Brett Kavanaugh during the recent Supreme Court confirmation hearings, in addition to called the multiple sexual misconduct accusations leveled against him “a hoax.”
3. More migrant children than ever are in government custody, trapped by a bottleneck in immigration courts.
About 13,000 children who came to the U.S. on their own are in federally contracted shelters, more than several times the number in May 2017. Hundreds more taken through an adult at the border are in shelters in addition to temporary foster care programs.
All of which means more children in federal immigration courtrooms. Our reporter watched hearings for children as young as Fernanda Jacqueline Davila, age 2, above. They often sat at counsel tables alone, unaccompanied by any family in addition to sometimes without even a lawyer.
The judge ended each hearing with words of encouragement: “Great luck.” “Buena suerte,” repeated the translator, child after child.
4. How do you keep the peace when your co-worker’s politics are the opposite of yours?
For Crystal Walls in addition to Lovetta Green, who work at a restaurant in Southaven, Miss., staying quiet — specifically about President Trump — may be the best approach.
“Sometimes the item gets heated in addition to we have to bring ourselves down to reality,” said Ms. Green, above.
We sat down with the two friends to understand where their political views diverge, in addition to where they agree.
“We can get into some throwdowns, although several minutes later we’re talking like we’re best friends,” Ms. Walls said.
5. During a face-to-face exchange with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, criticized the Trump administration for “ceaselessly elevating” trade tensions in addition to “constantly interfering” with China’s foreign in addition to domestic affairs.
The unusually blunt exchange came days after Vice President Mike Pence accused China of meddling with U.S. elections in addition to warned of a tougher approach toward Beijing, in a speech which analysts said hinted at “a completely new Cold War.”
6. A tour of San Francisco’s cultural highlights might include Chinatown, the Mission in addition to the Castro.
although probably not the 300 block of Hyde Street inside the Tenderloin district, where syringes, trash in addition to human waste swamp the sidewalks in addition to open-air drug sales are commonplace.
City officials received 2,227 complaints about cleanliness there over the past decade, more than anywhere else inside the city. The squalor will be a stark contrast to the office towers of technology giants just a short walk away.
Mayor London Breed, who was elected in June, has vowed a cleanup, in addition to on inspection visits sometimes carries a broom.
7. The crash was the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in nine years.
although the item wasn’t a plane or a derailed train — the item was a limo with 18 occupants, all of whom died, along with two pedestrians.
The driver of the stretch limousine which crashed in upstate completely new York over the weekend, killing 20 people, “did not possess the appropriate driver’s license,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said in a news briefing. The governor also said which the limousine had failed an inspection last month in addition to “was not supposed to be on the road.”
8. Facebook introduced two completely new video-calling devices, Portal in addition to Portal Plus, the company’s first major efforts at designing, building in addition to selling consumer hardware through scratch.
The gadgets, which will sell for $199 in addition to $349, come with high-definition video cameras which follow users as they move.
Facebook promises which the devices are loaded with privacy features, although the timing will be awkward. Last month, the company announced a security breach which put the accounts of at least 50 million users at risk.
9. Few scientists know more about the mysteries of Jupiter in addition to its icy moons.
currently the U.C.L.A. physicist will be forging ahead with completely new research, including work on the European Space Agency’s mission to Jupiter’s moons, likely to launch in 2022.
10. Finally, get out the garam masala.
If cooler weather puts you inside the mood for the warming spices of Indian food, Melissa Clark has some flavor-packed completely new recipes for you, our food editor writes in his What to Cook newsletter. (Sign up here.)
All are prepared in an electric pressure cooker, a.k.a. Instant Pot.
The device has taken hold among Indian cooks, who post recipes in addition to images in Facebook’s six separate Indian Instant Pot groups, which has a combined membership of nearly 0,000.
Have a tasty evening.
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