Climate deniers get more airtime than experts

There's fairness, and then there's craziness.

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  • There's no dispute that climate change is real and we're causing it.
  • Climate coverage coverage gives non-expert outsized influence.
  • Non-scientists with mere opinions get as much or more exposure as experts.
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Study: Andrew Yang's UBI plan isn't popular among rich folks

A new survey suggests that free money isn't as popular as you'd suppose.

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  • A new survey shows a majority of people making more than $125,000 a year oppose a basic income plan.
  • The survey also showed how age and political affiliation relates to support for the idea.
  • This news should put a major damper on any hopes that the United States will get around to basic income anytime soon.
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Hackers steal 7.5 terabytes of data from Russian security agency

It could be the largest data leak of a Russian intelligence agency.

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  • The data included information about several ongoing Russian projects, including operations to deanonymize Tor and scrape data from social media users.
  • Little is know about the hacker group, which goes by the name 0v1ru$.
  • Earlier this year, Russia briefly disconnected itself from global internet serves.
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Hispanic people experiencing largest homeownership gains in America

At 18 percent of the population, Hispanics account for 67.2 percent of U.S. net homeownership gains.

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  • After a 50-year low, Hispanics have seen the largest homeownership gains for any ethnic demographic.
  • The uptick likely results from a bevy of gains Hispanics have seen in recent years.
  • This rise in homeownership is part of an increasingly diverse United States.
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Major insurer, Chubb Ltd., to cease underwriting construction of new coal-fired power plants

It's the first major insurance company with operations in the U.S. to move away from coal.


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  • Chubb Ltd., which operates in the U.S., plans to no longer underwrite construction of new coal-fired power plants and to stop investing in companies that generate significant revenue from coal.
  • Insurance companies have to cover losses from natural disasters, which are increasing in frequency and intensity as a result of climate change.
  • Climate change could also cause individual insurance premiums to rise significantly.
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