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    [–] Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull says Trump is the world's 'leading climate denier' - Turnbull says US president is ‘actively working against global action to reduce emissions’ 1920sremastered -1 points ago in worldnews

    Hooooooly fuuuuck I don't think any other issue in the world brings up as many whataboutist distraction attempts as climate change.

    Who. Fucking. Cares. if some other country is the world's "leading" climate denier? That doesn't negate any of the responsibilities your own country has to reduce emissions, and if anyone doing this bait-and-switch bullshit actually knew jack shit about the science, they'd know that climate action also makes nations more resilient to climate damage - less reliant on food imports, more fertile topsoil, soil that's more resilient to flood/drought, energy independence, etc. Those are all objectively good things.

    But i see don't-ask-me-to-change bullshit like this from people like Turnbull and all the time on reddit and in person when the conversation turns to climate change. Jesus fucking Christ people, grow a fucking spine and take some fucking responsibility instead of weaseling out of it AGAIN.

    [–] 'I try my hardest not to think about it': says 12-year-old Indigenous girl who was handcuffed and then detained for 45 minutes by the Vancouver Police Department on a downtown street Dec. 20 after trying to open an account at the Bank of Montreal 1920sremastered 3 points ago in worldnews

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Fort_Pitt#Biological_warfare_involving_smallpox

    This event is well documented as an early attempt at biological warfare. In modern times, it has been discussed in the context of bioterrorism.[8][9][10] British officers, including the top British commanding generals, ordered, sanctioned, paid for and conducted the use of smallpox against the Native Americans. As described by one historian, "there is no doubt that British military authorities approved of attempts to spread smallpox among the enemy", and "it was deliberate British policy to infect the indians with smallpox".[11]

    The tainted gifts were, according to their inventory accounts, given to the Indian dignitaries "to Convey the Smallpox to the Indians".[13][14]

    [–] Almost 40% of the world’s countries will witness civil unrest in 2020, research claims 1920sremastered 373 points ago in worldnews

    People have been predicting the end stages of capitalism since at least 1848, I sure hope you've all prepared

    [–] Exhausted firefighters said they had finally brought Australia's largest "megablaze" under control Monday | Firefighters said they finally had the upper hand in the fight against the vast Gospers Mtn fire on Sydney's northwestern outskirts, which has been burning out of control for almost 3 months 1920sremastered 110 points ago in worldnews

    Visiting the area on Monday, New South Wales Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said there was a "small area of burning still to complete" but the "containment prognosis looks promising."

    The fire seared an area of national park three times the size of Greater London and lit several connected blazes totalling over 800,000 hectares.

    Dozens of other fires are yet to be controlled.