Roughly a Quarter of the Planet is Slowly Turning Into a Perpetual Desert (Trevin)
But if we limit warming to 1.5 degrees C, “two-thirds of the affected areas could be salvaged.” This from a new study published by the journal Nature Climate Change.
GOP Isn’t Done With Obamacare Yet (Dan)
The GOP has taken a multi-pronged approach to end Obamacare. The new tax bill got rid of the individual mandate. Now Trump’s nominee for HHS secretary will work to further erode the health care law.
Tax Dollars as ‘Charity’ (Reader Steve)
The new federal tax bill caps individual deductions. For people in California, this means a loss of about $8,500. That’s when a Los Angeles state senator had an interesting idea...
Cable News Banned at Gyms as Part of ‘Healthy Way of Life’ (Russ)
Life Time Fitness is eliminating cable network news from TV screens at its 128 fitness centers in the US and Canada.