The Daily Populous

Friday July 23rd, 2021 night edition

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Angela Merkel has conceded Germany’s record on reducing carbon emissions was “not sufficient” to meet the global warming targets of the Paris climate agreement, as the chancellor reflected on the achievements and missed opportunities of her 16-year leadership.

The 67-year-old nonetheless conceded that “what has been achieved is not sufficient” when measured against the Paris agreement’s target to limit global warming to well below 2C, preferably to 1.5C, compared with pre-industrial levels.

Not just Germany, but the whole world had failed to meet its targets, she said.

While Germany alone could not change the world climate, she argued, “the manner in which we do it can set an example that others follow”.

Merkel, who was environment minister under Chancellor Helmut Kohl from 1994 to 1998, said the fight for joint global steps towards more efficient climate protection had “shaped my entire political work”.

She defended her government’s 2011 decision to phase out nuclear power by 2022, which critics say has made the country more reliant on coal power.

Germany’s national weather service said on Thursday that regions hit by the floods last week could receive more heavy rain at the weekend. »

The FTC Votes Unanimously to Enforce Right to Repair

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During an open commission meeting Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously to enforce laws around the Right to Repair, thereby ensuring that US consumers will be able to repair their own electronic and automotive devices.

Wu added that Right to Repair has become a "visceral example" of the enormous imbalance between workers, consumers, small businesses, and larger entities.

“A digital Right to Repair is a vital tool that will extend the life of electronic devices. »

Student loan forgiveness 2021: Clearing $50,000 in debt can ‘transform an entire generation,’ Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says

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She’s also calling for the White House to cancel $50,000 of debt through executive order for each American with federal student loans.

If $50,000 in student loan debt is forgiven per borrower, 36 million Americans would be relieved of their student loan debt entirely, including 9.4 million in default.

The Biden administration floated the possibility of canceling $10,000 in student loan debt which would wipe the debt of 15 million borrowers. »

Pro-Trump Group Files Motion Against FDA to Stop Covid-19 Vaccinations in U.S.

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The people behind America’s Frontline Doctors also claim that emergency use authorization should never have been granted because the coronavirus pandemic is not an emergency.

“Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (‘CDC’) data shows that the Vaccines are not effective in treating or preventing SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19,” the group falsely claimed.

America’s Frontline Doctors also associate with some of the weirdest “medical professionals” you’ll ever come across in the 21st century. »

Dead Space Remake Won't Have Microtransactions

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Reversing course from the controversial inclusion of microtransactions in Dead Space 3, the developers of the upcoming Dead Space remake have no intention of ever adding microtransactions to the game.

Speaking to how the remake is learning from what came after the original Dead Space and finding natural ways to integrate some ideas into the original, Ducharme made it clear they would not be adding microtransactions.

Ducharme and Roman Campos Oriola pointed to examples such as the zero gravity sections in Dead Space 2, and using some of the advancements made their to apply to Dead Space 1 in the remake. »