The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 17th, 2020 day edition

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The rich are primarily to blame for the global climate crisis, a study by the University of Leeds of 86 countries claims.

The wealthiest tenth of people consume about 20 times more energy overall than the bottom ten, wherever they live.

And they warn that, unless there's a significant policy change, household energy consumption could double from 2011 levels by 2050.

The study, published in Nature Energy, showed that energy for cooking and heating is more equitably consumed.

The study is likely to ignite future UN climate negotiations, where the issue of equity is always bitterly contentious.

“If transport continues to rely on fossil fuels, this increase would be disastrous for the climate,” the report says.

The authors note that the recent Budget declined to increase fuel duty and promised 4,000 miles of new roads. »

Canada shutting the border to most non-citizens due to COVID-19: PM Trudeau

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Permanent Canadian residents, the immediate family members of Canadian citizens, diplomats, air crews, and U.S. citizens are still being allowed into Canada at this time.

Air operators are being instructed to prevent any traveller who presents symptoms of the virus from boarding a plane.

"I know this news will spark concern," Trudeau said to Canadians who are currently out of the country. »

Coronavirus: "Il 50-75% dei casi a Vo' sono asintomatici. Una formidabile fonte di contagio"

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- "La grande maggioranza delle persone infettate da Covid-19, tra il 50 e il 75%, è completamente asintomatica ma rappresenta una formidabile fonte di contagio".

Per Romagnani, quello adesso è cruciale nella battaglia contro il virus è "cercare di scovare le persone asintomatiche ma comunque già infettate perché nessuno le teme o le isola.

E ancora: "Si sta decidendo di non fare più il tampone ai medici e agli infermieri a meno che non sviluppino sintomi. »

Video emerges showing Trump talking about cutting pandemic team in 2018, despite saying last week 'I didn't know about it'

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A video has emerged of Donald Trump talking about cutting the US pandemic response team in 2018 – days after claiming that he knew nothing about the disbanded White House unit.

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“I’m a business person, I don’t like having thousands of people around when you don’t need them,” he added. »