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Pope says humanity will 'go down' if it does not address climate change

Pope says humanity will 'go down' if it does not address climate changeBy Philip Pullella ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) – Pope Francis said the recent spate of hurricanes should prompt people to understand that humanity will “go down” if it does not address climate change and history will judge those who deny the science on its causes. “If we don’t turn back, we will go down,” Francis told reporters on Sunday on the plane returning from Colombia. Francis strongly backed the 2015 Paris agreement on reducing global warming, from which the United States withdrew this year.



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Manspreading is now banned on public transit in Madrid for the good of humanity

Manspreading is now banned on public transit in Madrid for the good of humanityManspreaders, your behavior and actions are so offensive that they're being banned across the globe. In the wake of warnings against manspreading on display in public transit facilities around the world, The Municipal Transportation Company in Madrid is banning the invasive act in all buses in the city. SEE ALSO: China debuts driverless train that only needs white painted lines as tracks According to
CNN, the Madrid Municipal Transport Company created a warning icon similar to NYC's "Dude, Stop the Spread, Please" campaign, which encourages bus riders to please keep their legs to one seat, and one seat only.  Madrid's anti-manspreading iconImage: EMT Madrid"This new icon's mission is to remind people of the need to keep a civil behavior and respect the space of everyone on the bus," the Madrid Municipal Transport Company said. "This new icon is similar to those already existing in other transport systems around the world to indicate the barring of body posture that bothers other people." The transportation agency's decision to stop the spread came after months of campaigning by women's rights groups. One group called Mujeres en Lucha started the campaign #MadridSinManspreading (#MadridWithoutManspreading) for the good of women everywhere who've had their seat taken over by a man's wandering knee.  Men, close your legs or get off the bus. It's the law. WATCH: This personal air conditioner will save you from your summer meltdowns



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Al Gore: Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement ‘threatens the ability of humanity to solve the climate crisis in time’

Al Gore: Trump’s decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement ‘threatens the ability of humanity to solve the climate crisis in time’In TV appearances on Sunday, Al Gore sharply criticized the president’s climate-pact withdrawal but said the country will honor its commitment anyway.



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Watch North Korea’s new missile soar while you contemplate the fate of humanity

Watch North Korea’s new missile soar while you contemplate the fate of humanity

After a tense few weeks of North Korea shouting at the world, launching things into the air, and many other countries subsequently shouting back, it doesn't seem like things are going to be quieting down any time soon. The reclusive nation spent the weekend showing the entire world just how close it is to becoming a real problem by sending its new ballistic missile skyward. Reports of the launch flooded the internet shortly after it took place, but now the country itself has released a short video of the test so you can see it for yourself.

The missile, which was identified as the country's new Hwasong-12, performed better than any of its predecessors. It reached an altitude of nearly 1,250 miles, which is a showcase of how North Korea's missile program is maturing, but it was also quite well-behaved, splashing down less than 500 miles away from the launch site.

It didn't pose a threat to neighboring countries thanks to its trajectory, but many military analysts are calling it a sizable leap in terms of North Korea's weapons technology. The country has since said that the missile is capable of toting a nuclear warhead.

The successful launch comes after a significant embarrassment for North Korea's military in April, when a missile test ended in the destruction of the entire weapon shortly after takeoff. The Hwasong-12's launch has drawn the usual criticism from all the major global players, including Russia, whose coastal waters were nearest to the missile's eventually splashdown.



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On Good Friday, Pope speaks of shame for Church and humanity

On Good Friday, Pope speaks of shame for Church and humanityBy Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) – Pope Francis, presiding at a Good Friday service, asked God for forgiveness for scandals in the Catholic Church and for the “shame” of humanity becoming inured to daily scenes of bombed cities and drowning migrants. Francis presided at a traditional candlelight Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) service at Rome’s Colosseum attended by some 20,000 people and protected by heavy security following recent attacks in European cities. Francis sat while a large wooden cross was carried in procession, stopping 14 times to mark events in the last hours of Jesus’ life from being sentenced to death to his burial.



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Cards Against Humanity Creator Vows To Publish Browsing History Of U.S. Representatives

Cards Against Humanity Creator Vows To Publish Browsing History Of U.S. RepresentativesThe creator of Cards Against Humanity has promised to purchase and publish the browsing history of members of the United States Congress following a decision to repeal protections that prevented internet service providers from collecting and selling user information without permission.



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