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Disarray

SK Ashby
Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Jack Ohman)

In other news, Representative Jim Banks (R-IN) was kicked off Twitter for intentionally misgendering Assistant Health and Human Services Secretary Rachel Levine. Levine is a transgender woman.

Meanwhile, the Associated Press obtained documents showing that Apple threatened to kick Facebook off their app store because it was being used to buy and sell humans.

Finally, greenhouse gas emissions somehow hit a record high last year even with COVID-19 grinding travel to a halt multiple times.

A report by the U.N. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) showed carbon dioxide levels surged to 413.2 parts per million in 2020, rising more than the average rate over the last decade despite a temporary dip in emissions during COVID-19 lockdowns.

WMO Secretary-General Petteri Taalas said the current rate of increase in heat-trapping gases would result in temperature rises "far in excess" of the 2015 Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average this century.

"We are way off track," he said. "We need to revisit our industrial, energy and transport systems and whole way of life," he added, calling for a "dramatic increase" in commitments at the COP26 conference beginning on Sunday.

We're all fucked up. Happy Monday.