The Daily Populous

Monday August 24th, 2020 day edition

image for Earth Lost a 'Staggering' 28 Trillion Tonnes of Ice in Just 23 Years

Describing the ice loss as "staggering," the group found that melting glaciers and ice sheets could cause sea levels to rise dramatically, possibly reaching a metre (3 feet) by the end of the century.

The findings match the worst-case-scenario predictions outlined by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the scientists have confirmed.

"In the past researchers have studied individual areas – such as the Antarctic or Greenland – where ice is melting.

But this is the first time anyone has looked at all the ice that is disappearing from the entire planet," said Shepherd, according to the Guardian.

"There can be little doubt that the vast majority of Earth's ice loss is a direct consequence of climate warming," the group wrote.

The findings come a week after researchers at Ohio State University discovered that Greenland's ice sheet might have passed a point of no return.

The Greenland ice sheet is the world's second-largest ice body. »

Prince Andrew accuser 'running out of hope' and says 'anyone else would be in jail'

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A woman who claims she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew says she is "running out of hope" that he will be punished.

Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who claims she was trafficked by financier Jeffrey Epstein, alleges Prince Andrew had sex with her on three separate occasions - including when she was 17, still a minor under US law.

This morning she claimed she was "gifted" to the royal, and voiced her fury on Twitter. »

Q&A: Author Ralph Keyes on 'Euphemania' and Euphemisms

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The euphemisms we choose to use tell us something about our values, and they tell us about what makes us uncomfortable.

I define euphemisms as what I call comfort words — they're words we use in place of words that make us uncomfortable.

So the next day he sent her a corsage with a card saying, "Pin this on your white meat.". »

Biden to ABC's David Muir on raising taxes: 'No new taxes' for anyone making less than $400,000

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Biden to ABC's David Muir on raising taxes: 'No new taxes' for anyone making less than $400,000 Everybody should pay “their fair share," Biden said.

“I will raise taxes for anybody making over $400,000,” Biden told Muir, adding, “no new taxes” would be raised for anyone making under $400,000.

“It's smart to tax businesses that are in fact making excessive amounts of money and paying no taxes,” Biden told Muir. »

Danbury, Connecticut will name sewage plant after John Oliver

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Officials in Danbury, Connecticut, say they will name their sewage plant after the comedian John Oliver, in retaliation for an expletive-filled rant about the city on his HBO show.

John Oliver: US is 'making a mockery of the phrase a jury of your peers' Read more.

“We are going to rename it the John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” the Republican mayor said. »