America can’t discount science as the west burns and Maine gulf warms

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Wildfires have torn across the western coast of the U.S., devastating communities, destroying entire neighborhoods, burning millions of acres and claiming dozens of lives. It is an undisputed crisis, and there can be little doubt that climate change has helped fuel it.

Unfortunately, President Donald Trump continues to throw cold water on scientific evidence and expertise. In a back and forth on Monday with California Natural Resources Agency Secretary Wade Crowfoot, Trump asserted that “it will start getting cooler” as California endures record heat. Crowfoot, a member of Democatic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration, said he wished science agreed with the president.

“I don’t think science knows, actually,” Trump said in response.

Well, scientists do know, actually, that climate change is intensifying wildfires

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5G Revolution Will Create 4.6 Million Jobs in America Through 2034 as Part of “Next Wave” of Mobility

5G will grow jobs, not just in tech, but in sectors across the economy in what would be traditionally considered white- and blue-collar positions 

More than 100,000 5G-related positions already created

The National Spectrum Consortium and the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today unveiled groundbreaking research that finds that the 5G revolution will create 4.6 million jobs through 2034 as part of a new wave of mobility and innovation. Additionally, the study finds that current 5G build-out and engineering activities have created 106,000 jobs as of April/May 2020, helping in a modest way to offset the impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

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The Third Wave: How 5G Will Drive Job Growth Over the Next Fifteen Years (Graphic: Business Wire)

The study, conducted by Dr. Michael Mandel and Elliott Long of PPI on behalf of the National Spectrum Consortium, finds that this

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LeaseLock and QBE North America Partner to Eliminate Deposits in U.S. Rental Housing Market

Insurance partnership will power the next phase of growth for LeaseLock

LeaseLock and QBE North America today announced a strategic partnership, with QBE’s world-class customized and comprehensive insurance solutions powering LeaseLock Zero Deposit™. LeaseLock is the first and only nationwide lease insurance provider, backed by A-rated carriers to help eliminate security deposits, surety bonds, and guarantors in rental housing. LeaseLock’s partnership with QBE, a leading program underwriter in the US, delivers enhanced rent loss and damage protection to apartment communities while also creating more affordable leasing for renters.

LeaseLock coupled with QBE’s customized solutions, insurance expertise and ease of doing business will facilitate best-in-class product innovation to meet the unique needs of enterprise multifamily portfolios.

LeaseLock enterprise clients currently manage or own over 2 million rental units. Leading multifamily operator clients include Greystar, Pinnacle, Alliance, FPI, Avenue5, Bell Partners, Harbor Group, The Bainbridge Companies and LMC. Top ownership clients include

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Book review of America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy by Robert B. Zoellick

This anachronistic modesty doesn’t, however, extend to the book’s aims. Zoellick wants to do more than entertain us with our past national glories. He seeks to reawaken a pragmatic tradition in U.S. diplomacy: realism leavened with, in his words, “the belief that the United States is an exceptional, ongoing experiment, both at home and in international relations, that should serve a larger purpose.”

Zoellick wants to buck the 2020 trend of offering Henry Kissinger, and his insistence on seeing the world as a dark place where leadership is the agile making of dark choices, as the model for our age. His critique is subtle, even anxious — he repeatedly gives the nonagenarian his due, and then some. Still, Zoellick wants to push Kissinger, and George Kennan along with him, ever so slightly aside in favor of a pragmatism that considers American ideals and then asks what is possible — a

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Ford to cut 1,000 salaried jobs in North America amid overhaul

Ford Motor Co. is preparing to trim about 1,000 salaried jobs in North America, looking to its home market for savings as part of an $11 billion global restructuring begun two years ago as it projects an operating loss this year.

The job cuts are aimed at improving the Dearborn-based automaker’s efficiency and are not related to rising costs from the coronavirus pandemic, said people familiar with the action on Monday who asked not to be identified revealing internal plans. An announcement could come as early as this week, the people said.

Ford is in the midst of a sweeping reorganization as it seeks to reverse declining fortunes and achieve what Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett calls financial “fitness.” The company expects to report a full-year operating loss for the first time in a decade.

Last year, Ford closed plants and eliminated thousands of jobs in Europe, where it has

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