"April 15 wasn't a normal day. [It was] the first 'National Security Education Day' since China imposed a tough security law... a visible display of Hong Kong’s fall from a relatively free territory to an Orwellian place like the repressive mainland."
"If the 7% drop in emissions caused by the pandemic proves an isolated event rather than the beginning of a major trend, the episode will prevent only .01C (0.018F) of warming by the year 2050, the UN report found."
"Last year’s UN 'emissions gap' report found humans need to cut emissions by pandemic amounts (7.6%) every year to meet the Paris climate goals. That is nowhere near to becoming a reality."
“Are we on track to bridging the gap? Absolutely not,” the new report bluntly states.
My dad at Arlington. Personally given B-24 bomber by FDR. Made a U.S. citizen by act of Congress for war service. POW. CIA spymaster. FBI Counterintel. UChicago MBA. Lawyer. Volunteered to fly F-105 combat missions in Vietnam at age 56. #VeteransDay2020
August 1943 AP photo of FDR at Bolling Air Field (Wash DC) awarding four B-24s to four crews of former Yugoslav Royal Air Force fliers adopted by the US Army Air Corps.
My dad, a lieutenant, was the navigator/bombardier on one of the planes. (2/)
Photo of one of the actual B-24s in my dad's squadron taking off from San Pacrazio in Italy in late 1943 -- likely headed for Ploesti oilfields or Bulgarian rail yards.