Aug 25: Two people are killed and another is injured on Tuesday night as shots were fired during another night of protests in Wisconsin over the shooting of Jacob Blake. Louisville police arrest 64 people during what organizers described as a “massive demonstration” over the death of Breonna Taylor. Tropical storms take aim at the American south.
The continents of our vast planet were “drawn together by the sailmaker’s needle,” wrote historian Alfred Crosby European exploration made the world smaller, and ultimately, he argued, more impoverished. So much was lost and destroyed by man’s search for raw materials and markets. When Crosby wrote this in The Columbian Exchange (1973), only Exxon and the other petroleum companies knew that their emissions of fossil fuels would warm temperatures across the globe. Little did he realize that the impact of the eternal search for conquest and profit would destroy the very atmosphere that we inhabit. Today, this new reality is brought into stark relief as double tropical storms and out of control wildfires signify the intensity of the other climate change “pandemic” that promises ultimately to swallow up all the rest.
 Alfred W. Crosby and Otto von Mering, The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (Westport, Conn: Greenwood, 1973).
 Shannon Hall, “Exxon Knew about Climate Change Almost 40 Years Ago,” Scientific American, October 26, 2015, https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/exxon-knew-about-climate-change-almost-40-years-ago/.
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Elderly business owner tries to stop BLM thugs from burning and looting his business. They beat him unconscious and leave his store in flames.— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) August 25, 2020
These are the scum of the Earth. Evil people. The worst humanity has to offer.
Man walks into a bar, orders a Corona, two Hurricanes and a Forest Fire. Bartender says, “That’ll be $20.20.” pic.twitter.com/H1ApUBrCah— Khai (@ThamKhaiMeng) August 24, 2020
LATEST: Residents in Galveston and Port Arthur, Texas, ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Laura strengthens in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is forecast to make landfall Wednesday night as a major Category 3 hurricane. https://t.co/B9jctdNXUe pic.twitter.com/xn6DgN7A6l— ABC News (@ABC) August 25, 2020
President Trump and Chad Wolf…….live naturalization ceremony at the White House.https://t.co/dwotmmSJee— Nicola (@NicolaG73248517) August 25, 2020
i feel sorry that those people were a part of this disgraceful propaganda stunt— b-boy bouiebaisse (@jbouie) August 26, 2020
Hurricane #Laura is expected to bring 9+ feet of storm surge to parts of Louisiana and Texas. If you’re told to evacuate, you need to do so before it’s too late. pic.twitter.com/vhPvaN50f0— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 25, 2020
I know I just retweeted this, but still insane that @FullFrontalSamB basically broke down and predicted the entire Jerry Falwell / pool boy story an entire year ago to the month: https://t.co/v3IVcQWwGj— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) August 24, 2020
The #LNULightingComplexfire has burned 352,913 acres with 27% containment. Jake Delisle took these shots. Delisle isn’t a firefighter but part of a group who has been trained to fight fires and has been helping protect a neighborhood northwest of Healdsburg. @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/u2a56zDaLX— J.R. Stone (@jrstonelive) August 25, 2020
Jim Bakker-convicted 24 counts fraud, 5 years in prison Kenneth Copeland-“of course I need 3 private jets.” Joel Osteen-“no way I’m letting hurricane evacuees in my church” John Gray- bought his wife a $200,000 Lamborghini Jerry Falwell-hold my beer, you gotta see this— dad to dogs (@WmDeanFrench) August 25, 2020
Joel Osteen preparing for hurricane Laura pic.twitter.com/xxXfkFiAlT— Jack Gilbert (@jackjgilbert) August 25, 2020
Statewide fire map for Tuesday, August 25. We are grateful for the tireless work being done throughout California to try to suppress these fires. pic.twitter.com/x6fHmLXZyz— Cal OES (@Cal_OES) August 25, 2020
All but three of the Top 20 Largest #Wildfires have occurred since 2000, with 10 of these large and damaging wildfires occurring in the last decade. As fire weather continues to become more extreme, California is adjusting to fight these larger and more destructive wildfires. pic.twitter.com/GYPvqLxn88— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) August 25, 2020
* Timeline summaries at the top of the page come from a variety of sources:, including The American Journal of Managed Care COVID-19 Timeline (https://www.ajmc.com/view/a-timeline-of-covid19-developments-in-2020), the Just Security Group at the NYU School of Law (https://www.justsecurity.org/69650/timeline-of-the-coronavirus-pandemic-and-u-s-response/), the “10 Things,” daily entries from The Week (theweek.com), as well as a variety of newspapers and television programs.