Archive for December 31st, 2015


Christmas, the Weather, the Republicans and the Rest of Us

Human Wrongs Watch

By Roberto Savio*

San Salvador, Bahamas, 1 January 2016 – Christmas is a holiday for the American Congress, so the Republican lawmakers who deny the reality of man-made climate change can conveniently ignore the fact that on the 25th of December the temperature in Washington DC was a balmy 22 degrees centigrade (72 Fahrenheit) – clearly an exceptional event.

Roberto Savio

As they are financed by major corporations (especially the energy industry), these politicians will not pay much attention to the crisis of the smaller retailing industry.

In nearby New York, Corniche Furs’ wholesale business slumped 30 per cent this month. And sales of woman’s boots plunged 24 per cent in the first half of December.

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