UN Experts Warn of 'Climate Catastrophe' by 2040 Without 'Rapid' and 'Unprecedented' Global Action

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Underscoring the need for "rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented" changes to life as we know it to combat the global climate crisis, a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)—the United Nations' leading body for climate science—details what the world could look like if the global temperature rises to 1.5°C versus 2°C above pre-industrial levels, and outlines pathways to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the context of sustainable development and efforts to eradicate poverty.

"We're F*cking Fed Up!": This Survivor's Impromptu Speech Against Kavanaugh Outside Susan Collins' Office Says It All

Julia Conley, staff writer

Theresa Foley of Westbrook, Maine had no plans to join a protest outside Sen. Susan Collins's (R-Maine) office in Portland on Friday afternoon, but after watching Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify regarding her sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the day before, she was drawn to a downtown park where more than a hundred other demonstrators gathered to demand Collins vote against the judge's confirmation, with some sharing their own experiences of assault.

World Audibly Laughs After Trump Claims His Administration Among Most Accomplished in US History During UN Address

Common Dreams staff

Just seconds into his address to the United Nation General Assembly on Tuesday morning, laughter broke out among the venerated crowd of global leaders and diplomats when President Donald Trump tried to claim that his administration has been among the most successful in the nearly 250 years since the U.S. was founded.

"In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country," Trump declared before audible laughter broke out in the hall.


'Millions of Us Have Your Back': #DearProfessorFord Goes Viral as Women Nationwide Take Stand for Kavanaugh Accuser

Jake Johnson, staff writer

Women nationwide have a message for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape: "You are not alone. You are a survivor. And millions of us have your back."

"Millions of us have your back. We call on Senators to demand a full, fair and trauma-informed investigation."

'Beyond Shameful': Attempting to Put Victim on Trial, Collins Wants to Let Kavanaugh's Lawyer Question His Accuser

Jake Johnson, staff writer

According to her own compelling and credible account, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is the victim of an attempted rape at the hands of Trump Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh—but critics say Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) wants to put Ford on trial as if she was the one being accused of a serious crime.

Evidence of Kavanaugh Perjury Mounts After Durbin Releases More "Confidential" Documents

Julia Conley, staff writer

By releasing new documents (pdf) previously marked "committee confidential" late on Tuesday, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) doubled down on accusations that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh committed perjury in his 2006 confirmation hearing for his seat on a federal appeals court.

'Absolutely Repulsive': After $1.5 Trillion Tax Giveaway to the Rich, Trump Cancels Modest Pay Raise for Federal Workers

Jake Johnson, staff writer

Suddenly expressing deep concern for "fiscal sustainability" just months after signing a tax bill that is expected to add $1.9 trillion to the national debt over the next ten years, President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he is canceling pay raises for nearly 1.8 million federal workers because he claims "federal agency budgets cannot sustain such increases."


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