The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 27th, 2020 morning edition

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More than 50 years after the automakers learned about climate change, the transportation sector is the leading source of planet-warming pollution in the United States.

"We also know that certainly by the 1980s and 1990s, the auto industry was involved in efforts to undermine climate science and stop progress to address climate change," Muffett said.

Today the companies acknowledge that climate change is a problem and in statements to E&E News outlined their plans to increase production of clean cars.

Reck, too, was asked to present her findings on climate change to James "Jimmy" Johnston, GM's vice president of government relations.

More than two decades after GM and Ford privately confirmed the dangers of climate change, NASA scientist James Hansen publicly sounded the alarm.

Brulle said GM and Ford "chose to support a campaign to delay or obstruct action on climate change by supporting these conservative think tanks that promulgated scientific misinformation.

"We had it in the very far future that these things might start to happen from climate change. »

Kazakhstan, which banned the first 'Borat' movie, has turned the film's famous catchphrase, 'very nice,' into its new tourism slogan

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But when "Borat 2" dropped last week, the Kazakh tourism board jumped on the opportunity to turn one of Borat's most famous catchphrases into a tourism slogan.

A Los Angeles transplant who lives in Kazakhstan pitched the idea and created four short spots using the slogan "Kazakhstan.

"In COVID times, when tourism spending is on hold, it was good to see the country mentioned in the media. »

What’s behind the Middle East boycott of French products?

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The prophet is deeply revered by Muslims and any kind of visual depiction is forbidden in Islam.

As the boycott dispute escalated, Macron on Sunday doubled down on his stance and promised that his country will not “give in, ever”.

So what is behind the boycott of French products and the backlash against Macron’s comments on Islam?. »

Nasa Moon announcement: Water definitively found on lunar surface

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Water has been definitively found on the Moon, Nasa has said, and there are a set of “water traps” that could hold it stably.

Nasa was keen to stress that the amount of water is very limited, with the new discovery representing only around one per cent of the amount of water found in the Sahara desert.

Prof Hayne added: "If we're right, water is going to be more accessible for drinking water, for rocket fuel, everything that Nasa needs water for.". »