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JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

(Cartoonist - Rob Rogers)

In other news, a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says global sea life will drop by 17 percent by 2100 if global warming continues at the current rate.

Meanwhile, at least 1,022 cases of measles have now been recorded in the U.S. this year, the highest number recorded since 1992.

Finally, I recommend this story from Bloomberg on what actually happens on the border when Trump starts waving the threat of tariffs around.

“It’s a logistics nightmare,” said Jose Gonzalez, a customs broker in [Laredo, Texas] that just this year became the largest U.S. port of entry. He’s hired by companies to ensure goods cross the border in top shape -- and would pay any tariffs up front. [...]

The effects of Trump’s threat are already being felt, tariffs or no. At the World Trade and Colombia Solidarity bridges, which carry about a total of 12,000 trucks across the border each day, wait time Monday was still higher than usual because of the increased orders to beat the tariffs.

Ernesto Gaytan, general manager and co-owner of trucker Super Transport International Ltd., said his company was running at full capacity last week. His entire fleet of about 500 vehicles was on the road moving goods across the border. One client quadrupled orders to save $18 million in potential tariff costs.

Storage spaces that filled up quickly last week to accommodate the influx are still packed, because there aren’t enough drivers, which meant Gaytan had to turn some clients away.

“We’re still beyond full capacity," Gaytan said Monday. “Everything gets impacted by the tariffs if they ever go in. Everything goes through Laredo. Everybody’s going to feel the effects of it.”