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Happening in the World: According to weather service Copernicus, September 2020 was the warmest on record globally. The Earth’s average temperature was 0.09 degrees Fahrenheit warmer, consequentially breaking last year’s record. Scientists state that this is a clear indication of climate change generated by human-produced carbon emissions (BBC).

Happening in the US: Derek Chauvin, the ex-officer charged in the death of George Floyd, posted a $1 million bond on Wednesday. He was released from Oak Park Heights prison, where he has been held since May 31. Chauvin faces counts of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and manslaughter. His next court date is set for March 8 (CNN).

Happening in NYC: Members of the Orthodox Jewish Community in Borough Park, Brooklyn protested in the streets on Tuesday night. This was done in protest of the new state-mandated COVID-19 restrictions imposed on synagogues, schools, and non-essential businesses. The measures in Borough Park are some of the most restrictive in Brooklyn and Orthodox Jewish leaders and lawmakers have condemned the shutdown of their communities (New York Post).

Happening in our Community: Calling all prospective Econ majors! The Barnard Economic Department is introducing its “No Free Lunch” series, a series of conversations with Econ professors about the field of economics, economics in academia, and more! The first installment will feature Professor Sharon Harrison Friday, October 9 from 12:30 to 1:10 pm EST. More information can be found here.

Cover Song of the Week: “Moon River” by Frank Ocean

Air pollution via Bwog Archives