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AOC asks pharma CEO why $2,000 HIV drug costs just $8 in Australia: 'People are dying for no reason'

New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had a simple question for the head of a major drug company: why should a $2,000 HIV treatment be available for just $8 in Australia? “You’re the CEO of Gilead. Is it true that Gilead made $3bn in profits from Truvada in 2018,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez asked Daniel O’Day, the CEO of California-based Gilead Sciences, during a hearing of the House committee on oversight and reform.Mr O’Day replied that the company had generated $3bn in revenues, not profits.R...
Tags: New York, Science, Australia, California, Cdc, US, United States, South Africa, House, Truvada, Aoc, Elijah Cummings, Gilead Sciences, Cummings, Gilead, O'Day


Biden defends record on climate, says plan coming 'very shortly'

"She'll find that nobody has been more consistent about taking on the environment and a green revolution than I am," Biden told reporters in New Hampshire, when asked about Ocasio-Cortez's remarks at a Washington rally Monday night in support of her Green New Deal platform. The Monday event also featured Biden's Democratic rival and Green New Deal backer Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Senator, and Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, who co-authored the congressional resolution with Ocasio-Cortez. The ...
Tags: Science, Washington, Massachusetts, United States, New Hampshire, Biden, Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Ed Markey, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Ocasio-Cortez attacks Biden on climate change policy, Biden says he's 'never been middle of the road'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green New Deal rally Monday night.
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Ocasio-Cortez ramps up attacks on Biden's reported 'middle ground' climate change policy

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has ramped up her criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden's reported “middle ground” climate change policy approach as part of his 2020 presidential campaign. “I will be damned if the same politicians who refused to act then are going to try to come back today and say we need a 'middle of the road' approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Green New Deal rally Monday night.
Tags: Science, Joe Biden, Biden, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


AOC and Bernie Sanders rally against mediocre climate change action

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has delivered an impassioned speech about her Green New Deal to combat climate change, saying radical action, not a middle-of-the-road approach is needed.The New York congresswoman joined Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally at Howard University in Washington on Monday, organized by activist group and big-time GND supporters the Sunrise Movement.Ocasio-Cortez slammed politicians for not acting on climate change in the past, in particular, for ...
Tags: New York, Science, Congress, Washington, Nasa, Cnn, United States, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Aoc, Howard University, Beto O Rourke, GND, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Pelosi Invokes Obama to Head Off Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

Pelosi is planning a vote by the House this week on a bill that would prohibit President Donald Trump’s administration from going through with plans to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. Liberal Democrats are leaving little doubt that the legislation won’t be enough.
Tags: Science, House, Paris, Donald Trump, Pelosi, Ocasio Cortez, Pelosi Invokes Obama


The U.K.’s Version of the Green New Deal Has No Idea What It’s Doing

‘THIS IS AN EMERGENCY,” warns the website of the Extinction Rebellion, a group of climate-change activists whose civil disobedience has included gluing themselves to a train and to Jeremy Corbyn’s fence, nailing a pink boat to the ground in Oxford Circus, pouring fake blood outside Downing Street, holding a “die in” at London’s Natural History Museum, and camping beneath the city’s Marble Arch.What do they want? (1) For Britain to declare a “climate and ecological emergency,” (2) for Britain to ...
Tags: Science, London, Britain, United Kingdom, Oxford, Sky News, Parliament, Natural History Museum, Downing Street, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, U K, Boardman, Boulton, Adam Boulton, Thunberg


AOC sends a stark climate message from the future

The 2020s, just right around the corner, promise to be a critical decade. U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez intends the 2020s to be the decade that the United States tackles climate change by reinventing our society's antiquated energy infrastructure, while also guaranteeing Americans livable, dignified incomes. It's similar to the historic New Deal advanced by FDR in the 1930s.    It's the Green New Deal.  In a seven and a half minute message sent from some 10 years in...
Tags: Science, Congress, Senate, New York City, Earth, United States, Ronald Reagan, House Of Representatives, Republican, Fdr, Democratic, Aoc, Washinton, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


The young Republicans breaking with their party over climate change

Millennial Trump supporters are starting to bring scientific reality to their party, but how far are they willing to go? A supporter checks his phone at a rally for Republican Mike Braun in Indiana. Photograph: Jim Young/Getty Images Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. The president has called climate science “bullshit”, donned a coal miner’s helmet at rallies and defenestrated fede...
Tags: Science, US, Indiana, Gop, Washington Dc, House, Un, Philadelphia, Republican, Smith, Donald Trump, ACC, Mike Lee, Pew Research Center, Temple, Trump


GOP Tiptoes Toward Climate Plans as Ocasio-Cortez Turns Up Heat

“Coming up with lower emissions is a good thing,” Cornyn said in an interview. “There is a remarkable shift going on,” said Alex Flint, the executive director of Alliance for Market Solutions, a conservative group that favors a tax on carbon to reduce emissions of the planet-warming gas.
Tags: Science, Cornyn, Ocasio Cortez, GOP Tiptoes Toward Climate Plans, Alex Flint, Alliance for Market Solutions


Dem. Rep. Bashes Green New Deal: ‘There’s No Need to Lie to Voters’

Representative Max Rose (D., N.Y.) lambasted fellow New York freshman Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday for using the threat of climate change to advance a “massive socialist economic-policy platform” via the Green New Deal plan she introduced earlier this year.Rose, during a Wednesday interview on New York's local Metro Focus program, agreed with Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow progressives that climate change is an existential threat that requires a commensurate response, but arg...
Tags: New York, Science, Afghanistan, Army, Mitch McConnell, Rose, Ocasio Cortez, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal, Max Rose D N Y, Metro Focus, American Action Forum Senate


Ocasio-Cortez says Green New Deal critics are making 'fools of themselves'

Congresswoman hit back at Republicans who claim her resolution would cause ‘genocide’ and the end of hamburgers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to the media after a televised town hall in New York on 29 March. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Reuters Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has rounded on her Republican opponents, accusing them of making “total fools of themselves” in criticising her Green New Deal proposals. The Democratic congresswoman from New York has come under increasing attack from conservati...
Tags: New York, Texas, Science, Congress, US, Barack Obama, Atlantic, Alaska, Washington Dc, Ted Cruz, Paris, Arctic, Keystone Xl, Keystone, Msnbc, Donald Trump


Ocasio-Cortez Breaks Down Why We Can't Free Market Our Way Out of Climate Change

On MSNBC, AOC explains why it's crazy to rely on more of the same failed solutions.
Tags: Science, Ocasio Cortez, MSNBC AOC


U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez 'encouraged' despite Senate rejecting 'Green New Deal'

The non-binding resolution, which proposes to eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade, lost 57-0 in the Senate, with 43 Democrats voting "present." "You had the Republicans voting 'no' and you had virtually the entire Democratic caucus voting 'present,' even those in tough states," Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday. "That is an extraordinary amount of unity within the Senate to actually vote in that cohesive of a bloc, so I'm very encouraged." The Green New Deal, unveiled last mont...
Tags: Science, Senate, Franklin Roosevelt, Edward Markey, Ocasio Cortez


Ocasio-Cortez Lays Out Why Climate Change Isn't an "Elitist" Issue

"You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist?"
Tags: Science, Ocasio Cortez


Ocasio-Cortez Lays Out Why Climate Change Isn’t an “Elitist” Issue

“You want to tell people that their concern and their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist?”
Tags: Science, Ocasio Cortez


Green New Deal: Senate defeats proposal as Democrats unite in protest

Non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressives aims to reduce greenhouse gases and lessen social inequity The US Senate defeated a motion to take up the Green New Deal, the non-binding proposal spearheaded by progressive Democratic lawmakers to radically reduce greenhouse gases and try to lessen social inequity. Republican leaders in the Senate had scheduled Tuesday’s vote in an effort to turn the proposal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections, hoping to force Democrats on the record a...
Tags: Utah, New York, Science, Senate, White House, Massachusetts, US, San Francisco, Gop, United States, Maine, House, Mitch McConnell, US Senate, Donald Trump, Kirsten Gillibrand


Republican tells Ocasio-Cortez that solution to climate change is to have more babies

A Republican senator has told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the true solution to climate change is to “fall in love, get married, and have some kids”. As the Senate voted against a measure sponsored by Ms Ocasio-Cortez and others that sought to push the US towards the use of renewable energy, Republican Mike Lee said their plan – the so-called Green New Deal – was “ridiculous”. During a speech that he illustrated with pictures and posters of dinosaurs, cartoon characters, babies and Aquaman, t...
Tags: Utah, Science, Senate, US, Mike Lee, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Green New Deal: Republican tells Ocasio-Cortez solution to climate change is to ‘fall in love, get married, and have some kids’

A Republican senator has told Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the true solution to climate change is to “fall in love, get married, and have some kids”. As the Senate voted against a measure sponsored by Ms Ocasio-Cortez and others that sought to push the US towards the use of renewable energy, Republican Mike Lee said their plan – the so-called Green New Deal – was “ridiculous”. During a speech that he illustrated with pictures and posters of dinosaurs, cartoon characters, babies and Aquaman, t...
Tags: Utah, Science, Senate, US, Mike Lee, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘green New Deal’ blocked by Senate Republicans

The US Senate has defeated a proposal to take up the so-called Green New Deal as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by liberal Democrats. Majority Republicans forced the vote on Tuesday as they tried to turn the far-reaching Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been leading the charge with the ambitious package.
Tags: Science, Senate, US Senate, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Green New Deal, backed by Ocasio-Cortez, to get its first vote on Capitol Hill Tuesday

Betting it will be unpopular in 2020, Sen. McConnell and the GOP want a vote on the Green New Deal, which is backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Tags: Science, Gop, Capitol Hill, McConnell, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


The Green New Deal Is Unserious and Juvenile

Do you ever wonder why people run for office? I mean, unless you’re a total cynic, you must assume that at least part of the motivation is wanting to do good. Sure, you want fame and prestige, but you also have strongly held views and want to affect public policy, right? So why in the world would you engage in sabotage of the ideas you hope to advance?That’s undeniably what Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Senator Ed Markey (D., Mass.) have done with their juvenile Green Ne...
Tags: Science, France, Russia, National Institutes of Health, Chernobyl, Markey, Ed Markey, La Porte Texas, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Recently the Union of Concerned Scientists, Sam Thernstrom, Energy Innovation Reform Project, United States Three Mile Island


Bernie Sanders: Government ‘Cannot Go Too Far’ in Addressing Climate Change

Senator Bernie Sanders (D., Vt.) dismissed Friday the notion that the recently introduced Green New Deal plan is extreme and unrealistic, arguing instead that there is no action too drastic for the government to take to address climate change.“Does the Green New Deal go too far?” Sunny Hostin asked Sanders Friday on ABC's The View. “No. You cannot go too far on the issue of climate change. The future of the planet is at stake, ok? . . . According to the best scientists in the world, we have ...
Tags: Science, Abc, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Bernie Sanders, Cortez, Trump, Sanders, Bernie Sanders D Vt, Ed Markey, Hostin, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says it is 'legitimate' for people to not want children because of climate change

Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez argues that it is a “legitimate question” to ask whether it’s moral for people to have children with the looming threat of climate change continues to exacerbate global conflicts. “There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult,” Ms Ocasio-Cortez said during an Instagram livestream. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, a co-sponsor of the progressive Green New Deal resolution, said the clock is ticking when it comes to reve...
Tags: Science, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez


AOC: ‘Is It Still Ok to Have Children’ in the Age of Climate Change

Representative Alexandria Ocaio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) questioned the morality of bringing children into a world that is struggling to address man-made climate change in a video posted to social media over the weekend.“There’s scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult. And it does lead young people to have a legitimate question: is it okay to still have children?” Ocasio-Cortez told her 2.5 million Instagram followers.Since besting six-term incumbent, former Repre...
Tags: Science, Senate, America, Mitch McConnell, Democratic, Joe Crowley, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Alexandria Ocaio Cortez


The Green New Deal: Historians weigh in on the immense scale required to pull it off

In an attempt to cure his paralysis, a 42-year-old Franklin D. Roosevelt began to visit Warm Springs, Georgia in the mid-1920s, soaking his weak legs in the town’s soothing mineral waters. It was here that Roosevelt — who in less than a decade would become President of the United States — would see a part of the nation new to him. And it was miserable. “He saw the reality. He had never seen poverty like that. He saw a family of eight living in a tar paper shack, farming on depleted soil,” Paul S...
Tags: Science, Germany, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, United States, Iowa, Fox News, Federal Reserve, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Taylor, Fdr, Hoover, Laguardia, South


Green New Deal Set for Senate Vote in GOP Swipe at Ocasio-Cortez

Senate GOP leaders who joined McConnell at a news conference in Washington on Tuesday criticized the measure, saying it would increase energy costs. “To me, this is just so extreme,” said John Barrasso of Wyoming. The legislation is a sweeping package of climate-change measures unveiled by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has drawn a tepid response from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who didn’t explicitly throw her support behind the ideas.
Tags: Science, Washington, Gop, Wyoming, House, Nancy Pelosi, Senate GOP, McConnell, John Barrasso, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal Set for Senate


AOC suggests cocktail recipes to sip while sorting different political issues: 'Hard Brexit - a straight shot of bathtub gin'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the New York congresswoman and former bartender, has suggested a series of special cocktail recipes for those working for change. The recipes, which include one named Hard Brexit – “a straight shot of bathtub gin, with no imported botanicals” – followed an online suggestion by journalist Anand Giridharadas, who recently said the 29-year-old congresswoman had in a month “changed America’s discourse about billionaires and the common good”. Ms Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest...
Tags: New York, Science, Congress, America, Aoc, Anand Giridharadas, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez


Weekly Roundup, Friday 8 February 2019

Exciting news! We’re offering a new Scotland tour in September (details immediately below), and this time we not only have a ride on this, the “Harry Potter” steam train, but we also, in the other direction, have a photo stop where we can photograph the train crossing the famous Glenfinnan viaduct. Good morning Lots of touring news this morning. Our new Loire Valley Land Cruise in September has proven to be popular, with three people already signed up and another four expected to be joining th...
Tags: Travel, New York, Science, London, Sweden, Obama, California, North Korea, Mexico, France, Scotland, China, Germany, Trains, Miscellaneous, US


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unveils Green New Deal plan to save world from climate change

With freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leading the charge, Democrats in Congress have unveiled their ambitious Green New Deal that would implement sweeping reforms with the promise to drastically reduce US carbon emissions while adding millions of jobs and investing heavily in American infrastructure. On Thursday, Ms Ocasio-Cortez was joined by Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey in announcing the slate of measures, with reads as something of a progressive manifesto with the lofty am...
Tags: Science, Congress, Massachusetts, US, United States of America, Ed Markey, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio Cortez, Green New Deal



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