A historic heat wave is occurring in the Arctic, already the fastest-warming place on Earth due to the increasing accumulation of greenhouse gases. Dr. Merritt Turetsky, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado Boulder, has studied the Arctic for decades. She joins William Brangham to discuss causes and consequences of the Arctic’s rising temperatures.
Former White House national security adviser John Bolton defended his scathing critique of President Donald Trump as an “erratic” leader, willing to undercut American security to improve his reelection prospects, during a VOA interview on Wednesday.
“I think the way he makes decisions is dangerous,” Bolton told Greta Van Susteren, host of “Plugged in,” a Voice of America television program that examines U.S. and foreign policy issues.
Bolton is promoting his new, highly controversial memoir, The Room Where It Happened, about his time in the Trump administration. In the book, Bolton, a longtime foreign policy hawk who left the White House in September after nearly 18 months as national security adviser.
President Trump has called the book a “compilation of lies and made up stories,” while at the same time accusing Bolton of breaking the law by disclosing highly classified information.
Cases are surging in some states including Florida and Texas, as the coronavirus task force holds its first briefing in almost 2 months, warning that some are not taking the threat as seriously as they should be. Aired on 6/26/2020.
Black residents in New Orleans make up more than 75 percent of hospitalized coronavirus patients and more than 70 percent of deaths. The pandemic has had a dramatically different impact on the predominantly Black neighborhoods of Central City and the mostly white Lower Garden District.
Chris Hayes: “We could have found our way to some form of normal life. But we did not do what was necessary to get there. So, we are stuck…back with exactly the same horrible choice we had fourteen weeks ago.” Aired on 06/26/2020.
Trump and Pence are both downplaying the coronavirus threat as Republican governors in Arizona, Florida, and Texas, are moving to try and slow the spread as case numbers in those states continue to spike. Aired on 6/26/2020
Dr. Cedric Dark, emergency medicine physician in Houston, Texas, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the surge in coronavirus cases in the Houston area is putting a strain on hospital resources. Aired on 6/26/2020.
Friday saw the highest single-day total for coronavirus cases in the U.S., with more than 43,000 new infections. Those numbers are worse than the pandemic’s previous daily peaks. And that’s leading to fears that hospitals in Texas and Florida could soon resemble New York’s during the worst days of its outbreak
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