Double Standard

Written by SK Ashby

(Cartoonist - Nick Anderson)

In other news, major airline carriers say they will be ignoring Texas Governor Greg Abbott's executive order against vaccine mandates because the federal mandate is superior under law.

In related news, Texas GOP chairman and one of Abbott's primary opponents, Allen West, was hospitalized with COVID. West has criticized Abbott for not being tougher against mandates.

Finally, a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change found that climate change is already affecting the vast majority of people on the planet.

About 85% of the world's population already lives in areas experiencing the affects of human-induced climate change, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change on Tuesday.

Researchers in Berlin compiled data from more than 100,000 impact studies analyzing detectable environmental signals of human-induced climate change, finding that the evidence for how climate change is impacting communities is continuing to grow.

"In almost every study where we have enough data, we can see, [the world] is getting hotter, and it's getting hotter in a way that is consistent," Max Callaghan, a researcher at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change in Berlin and one of the authors of the study, told ABC News.