First thing: Biden is about to unveil his plan to save the planet |
Joe Biden is expected to present his plans to tackle the climate crisis this week and call on the world’s other major economies to join him. reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade.
Biden and his climate envoy John Kerry will host a virtual summit of 40 world leaders to discuss the climate crisis and the actions they can take to address it. There, the United States is preparing to unveil its own plan to reduce emissions over the next 10 years. This has the potential to be a turning point in the approach to the climate crisis; if the plan is bold enough, it could encourage other countries to step up their own climate goals.
Coal finance costs have increased over the past decade as part of a transition to cleaner energy sources. Investors are demanding returns up to four times higher as the reward for renewable energy projects to justify the risk of investing in fossil fuels.
Around the world in climate commitments: Countries around the world are committed to reducing their carbon emissions. Of Saudi Arabia to China, our journalists examine some of the most important.
Texas ‘active’ shooting kills three
Three people were shot dead in Austin yesterday, and police say the suspect is still at large. However, authorities said it was an isolated domestic incident and that there had been no risk for the general public.
Who were the victims? The victims were two women and a man, police said. A child was implicated but is now safe in police custody. The suspect was named Stephen Broderick, 41, and local media reported he was considered a former county detective.
The incident is the latest in a series of mass shootings that have rocked the United States in recent weeks. Over the weekend, more details emerged of a shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis on Thursday that left eight people dead.
The victims have been identified, with their ages ranging from 19 to 74. Four were members of the Sikh community, but it is not known whether Sikhs were deliberately targeted, police said. Their families, friends and community shared memories of them, from the “big-hearted” golf fan to the “grandmother of the Indianapolis Sikh community”.
The shooter has been identified like Brandon Hole, 19, a former FedEx employee.
He legally bought the two semi-automatic rifles he was using in the attack, just a few months after a shotgun he owned was confiscated by the police amid concerns about his mental health.
He was questioned by FBI agents last year after his mother reported to police that her son might try “cop suicide”.
Protests against police brutality erupted over the weekend
Protesters staged protests against police brutality across the United States over the weekend, as the nation awaits the verdict in the historic trial of the white police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd. Closing statements are expected today and further protests are expected if Derek Chauvin is acquitted or convicted of a less serious charge.
What are the possible outcomes? The most serious charge facing Chauvin is second degree murder, but the jury could instead find him guilty of third degree murder or manslaughter, or acquit him on all charges. Chauvin pleaded not guilty to all counts.
Civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represents the families of Floyd and Daunte Wright – the 20-year-old gunned down by police during a traffic stop earlier this month – said a guilty verdict would mark a historic moment in the responsibility of the police:
The result that we and Derek Chauvin pray for is that he will be held criminally responsible for the murder of George Floyd because we believe it could be a precedent, ”Crump told ABC this week. “Finally, make America keep its promise of freedom and justice for all. It means all of us – blacks, Hispanics, Natives – all of us. “
In other news …
Allies of Kremlin critic Alexei Nalvany said he could die “at any time” and called for mass protests by his supporters to save him. Nalvany is in prison in Russia and has been on hunger strike for almost three weeks. He demanded that an independent medical team be allowed to examine him, which authorities denied.
NASA tried to fly a miniature helicopter above the surface of Mars in the early hours of this morning. It is not yet known how it went, but if it is successful, it will be the first powered and controlled flight of a plane. on another planet.
At least 11 dead in train crash in Egypt after four train cars derailed just outside Cairo, the authorities said. At least 98 people were injured. A local newspaper said at least 10 railway officials have been arrested, but the cause of the crash is not yet clear.
Statistics of the day: More than 1.4 million residents and long-term care workers have contracted Covid in the United States
U.S. nursing homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, with 1.4 million residents and long-term care workers contracting the virus and 181,000 of those having died. Many caregivers report being overworked as they take on extra duties and attempt to fill staffing gaps caused by sick or isolated colleagues, and some quarantine their families to protect those they care for. Now they are working with unions and organizations to push for change.
This industry is broken. No one cares about the elderly anymore, ”said a caregiver. “We need to improve the way people perceive home care and nursing home work. There has to be a big reform, and not just sticking to numbers and greed, not worrying about how many staff a facility can get, it should be about proper care.
Don’t miss it: Families reunite in New Zealand and Australia as new bubble rules take effect
This uplifting photo gallery shows families and friends reunion in airports, as new rules come into force that allow quarantine travel between Australia and New Zealand – including a grandmother meeting her grandson for the first time today. A little hope for all of us this morning.
Last thing: Madonna tackles gun violence
Madonna took to social media to better gun control and urged his fans to join organizations against gun violence. Instagram clip showed Madonna wearing a blue Pussy Riot style balaclava, shouting “wake up motherfuckers!” and demanding that someone give him the glue. In the caption, she said gun control was the “new vaccination” because regulations would save lives.
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