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Topic - Tim Wirth
Global-warming hysteria was launched 25 years ago this month. On June 23, 1988, James Hansen of NASA testified before a congressional hearing and the world that "the greenhouse effect is here and is affecting our climate now."
Richard A. Holbrooke, a brilliant and feisty U.S. diplomat who wrote part of the Pentagon Papers, was the architect of the 1995 Bosnia peace plan and served as President Obama's special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, died Monday, an administration official said. He was 69.
Media mogul Ted Turner announced Monday that he will give $80 million to a United Nations foundation to fight childhood polio and measles in Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation.
"A former major push in January for measles and polio will be combined," Wirth said. "It will be a major community campaign to try to do the last on the polio and use that same campaign to increase the immunization for measles."
About $60 million will go toward purchasing additional vaccines for the country, U.N. Foundation President Timothy Wirth said.