Saturday, January 30, 2016

Truth Team Digest: Equal pay, things scientists say, and more

Organizing for Action

Diane, you're one of the best messengers we've got in this movement. Here's some recommended reading that's easy to share -- the latest on climate change, Obamacare, and more.

Record Warmth 'Almost Certainly' Due to Humans, Scientists Say
Bloomberg // Alex Morales

The odds are "vanishingly small" that recent years of record warmth aren't due to human emissions of greenhouse gases, researchers in the U.S. and Germany said, adding to pressure on world governments to cut back on fossil fuel use.

Climate change responsible for super-charging winter storms, scientists say
The Guardian // Suzanne Goldenberg

The heavier storms of recent years -- snowfalls that shut down cities and brought heavy flooding to coastal areas of New England -- carried the imprints of climate change, as researchers get better at detecting the fingerprints of global warming, even from snow.

Key facts about the uninsured population
The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

The ACA has helped to lower the number of uninsured Americans, but monitoring coverage changes, coverage affordability, and who is left out of coverage expansions is still important.

Asia-Pacific pact will boost US exports, wages, report says
The Hill // Vicki Needham

Implementation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal will raise U.S. annual incomes by $131 billion and annual exports by $357 billion -- a 9.1 percent increase -- in 2030, with similar gains to follow, according to the report, released Monday by Peter Petri and Michael Plummer with the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

Op-Ed: Why we must rethink solitary confinement
The Washington Post // President Obama

In our criminal justice system, the punishment should fit the crime -- and those who have served their time should leave prison ready to become productive members of society.

Op-Ed: Time to end the wage gap for women
USA Today // Lilly Ledbetter

The act that bears my name was a step forward for women, families, and the bedrock American values of fairness and equality. Yet on its seven-year anniversary, we still have a gender gap on wages.

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