The Daily Populous

Saturday June 29th, 2019 evening edition

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Trump told reporters during a press conference Saturday morning that he is not ignoring the threat of the climate crisis, but he doesn't want to take action to confront the emergency because such a move would threaten corporate profits.

"So we have the best numbers that we've ever had recently," Trump said.

"I'm not looking to create a standard that is so high that we're going to lose 20-25 percent of our production.

"We have the cleanest water we've ever had, we have the cleanest air—you saw the reports come out recently.

"On a scale from the cleanest to the dirtiest, the U.S. is at 123 out of 195 countries measured.".

Trump's comments came amid reports that the U.S. president attempted to pressure allies to weaken the G20 commitment to fighting climate change.

Trump's efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, as the U.S. remained the sole outlier in refusing to back the summit's climate declaration. »

Trump dismisses need for climate change action: ‘We have the cleanest water we’ve ever had, we have the cleanest air’

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Donald Trump has again dismissed the need to tackle climate change by saying the US has the cleanest air and water “ever”.

The president has previously described climate change as a “hoax” and dismissed the problem as a “change in the weather”.

However, earlier this week vice-president Mike Pence, when asked if climate change was a threat, said “America has the cleanest air and water in the world”. »

Boeing's 737 MAX software outsourced to $12.80-an-hour engineers

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Based on resumes posted on social media, HCL engineers helped develop and test the MAX's flight-display software, while employees from another Indian company, Cyient, handled software for flight-test equipment.

Rabin, the former software engineer, recalled one manager saying at an all-hands meeting that Boeing didn't need senior engineers because its products were mature.

That design violated basic principles of redundancy for generations of Boeing engineers, and the company apparently never tested to see how the software would respond, Lemme said. »

Elderly woman lay dead in Rotterdam home for 10 years (update)

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Her body was found on Thursday after building workers alerted the police because the door was not being opened.

After breaking down the door, police found the body of a 74-year-old woman, who appears to have died of natural causes.

Because the woman was not officially dead, she continued to receive her pension and her rent and electricity bills were automatically paid. »