Carbon Dioxide Levels Just Breached Limit Not Experienced in Millions of Years

Scientific American: “The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and behold, it has.

“On Tuesday, the Mauna Loa Observatory recorded its first-ever carbon dioxide reading in excess of 410 parts per million (it was 410.28 ppm in case you want the full deal). Carbon dioxide hasn’t reached that height in millions of years. It’s a new atmosphere that humanity will have to contend with, one that’s trapping more heat and causing the climate to change at a quickening rate.”


Most Americans Believe Comey Over Trump

54% to 35%

A new Quinnipiac poll finds more Americans believe former FBI Director James Comey than President Trump, 54% to 35%. Believing President Trump more than Comey are Republicans 76% to 13%, white men 47% to 39% and white voters with no college degree, 47% to 40%. Every other party, gender, education, age and racial group backs Comey. Also interesting: Voters say Trump should not fire special counsel Robert Mueller by a 74% to 13% margin, including 59% to 25% among Republicans.

It’s Not the Corruption, It’s the Incompetence!


First Read: “According to this month’s NBC/WSJ poll, a majority of Americans – 56% – said that Trump’s administration isn’t competent, including 39% who said it isn’t competent at all. By contrast, 43% said it was competent, including 16% who said ‘very competent.’ … To put those numbers into perspective, 50% of American said Barack Obama’s administration was competent in June 2014 (so after the Obamacare website crash during his second term), and 53% said George W. Bush’s administration was competent in March 2006 (after Hurricane Katrina).”

Majority Think Mueller Will Find Impeachable Offenses


A new Fox News poll finds that 56% think it’s likely that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe will find President Trump committed criminal or impeachable offenses. And even though 64% feel confident Mueller is treating the White House fairly, 71% think it’s likely Trump will fire Mueller before the investigation is complete.

Macron Predicts Trump Will Pull Out of Iran Deal

“My view — I don’t know what your president will decide — is that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons. … It can work in the short term but it’s very insane in the medium to long term.”

— French President Emmanuel Macron, saying he believes President Trump will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal as part of “a strategy of increasing tension,” BuzzFeed News reports.

HUD Chief Carson Proposes Raises Rents on 4.5 Million Low-Income Households

4.5 million

UD Secretary Ben Carson “will propose to increase the amount low-income households are expected to pay for rent as well as require those receiving housing subsidies to work,” according to the administration’s legislative proposal obtained by the Washington Post. “The move to overhaul how low-income rental subsidies are calculated would affect more than 4.5 million families relying on federal housing assistance.”