The Daily Populous

Saturday June 8th, 2019 day edition

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NEW YORK: US billionaire Michael Bloomberg pledged half a billion dollars on Friday (Jun 7) to fight climate change, saying "our lives and our children's lives depend on it.".

Bloomberg, in a commencement speech at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), took aim at climate change sceptics in the Trump administration.

"We will get deeply involved in elections around the country because climate change is now first and foremost a political problem," he said.

"At least for the foreseeable future, winning the battle against climate change will depend less on scientific advancement and more on political activism," Bloomberg told the graduates of the prestigious university.

"Our message to elected officials will be simple: face reality on climate change, or face the music on Election Day.

Bloomberg, who is the UN Secretary-General's climate change envoy, said it was the "the largest-ever coordinated campaign to tackle the climate crisis our country has ever seen.

The UN Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change warned last October that warming is currently on track towards a catastrophic 3-4 degrees C rise. »

#ImpeachTrump Day of Action Announced Because "It Is Clear That Congress Won't Act Unless We Demand It"

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Because "the moral clarion call to pursue impeachment is clear," progressive advocacy groups announced on Friday a national day of action to push Congress to hold President Donald Trump accountable.

"But by now, it is clear that Congress won't act unless we demand it.".

Other groups supporting the day of action include Indivisible, the Courage Campaign, and CREDO Action. »

How much would you pay to eliminate child labor from your cocoa?

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Increase in cocoa price of up to 47% may be necessary to eliminate all child labor from cocoa production in Ghana.

The model assumes that the price premium mitigates the negative financial effects for the household of eliminating child labor, maintaining current living standards.

Citation: Luckstead J, Tsiboe F, Nalley LL (2019) Estimating the economic incentives necessary for eliminating child labor in Ghanaian cocoa production. »

Nokia’s strategy for breaking into the US market is to attack the low end

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Interestingly, the Nokia 3.1 devices both have USB Type-C charging ports, unlike the recently released Nokia 4.2, which despite being higher-end and more expensive, uses Micro USB.

Before the 3.1, the Nokia 2V was released on Verizon and and the Nokia 3.1 Plus came out on Cricket.

The Nokia 3.1 A will hit AT&T stores and retailers such as Walmart starting on June 10th, while the Nokia 3.1 C will arrive at Cricket on June 14th. »