In other news, The Trump regime is deploying an aircraft carrier to the Middle East in response to vague "threats" from Iran that probably don't exist. And John Bolton stood up a little straighter today.
Meanwhile, an additional 60 cases of measles were reported nationwide in the last week, raising the total number of confirmed cases for the year to 764.
Finally, a new report from the UN's Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services says up to 1 million species are risk of extinction by 2050 because of man-man climate change and consumption.
The global rate of species extinction "is already tens to hundreds of times higher than it has been, on average, over the last 10 million years," according to the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), a UN committee, whose report was written by 145 experts from 50 countries.
Shrinking habitat, exploitation of natural resources, climate change and pollution are the main drivers of species loss and are threatening more than 40% of amphibians, 33% of coral reefs and over a third of all marine mammals with extinction, the IPBES report said.