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#PrayForYe trends after the rapper accuses wife Kim Kardashian of trying to have him ‘locked up’ – Chron.com

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  • The day after a tense political rally in South Carolina, rapper Kanye West accused his wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law Kris Jenner of trying to have him

    The day after a tense political rally in South Carolina, rapper Kanye West accused his wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law Kris Jenner of trying to have him “locked up.”

    The day after a tense political rally in South Carolina, rapper Kanye West accused his wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law Kris Jenner of trying to have him “locked up.”

    Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

The day after a tense political rally in South Carolina, rapper Kanye West accused his wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law Kris Jenner of trying to have him “locked up.”

The day after a tense political rally in South Carolina, rapper Kanye West accused his wife Kim Kardashian and mother-in-law Kris Jenner of trying to have him “locked up.”

Photo: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images

Kanye West has been making his rounds in the headlines since announcing his bid for the presidency on July 4. Many people at the time thought the rapper was merely pulling a publicity stunt.

However, West has continued along this path, hosting his first official campaign rally in South Carolina on Sunday. At the rally he spoke about he and wife Kim Kardashian’s decision not to abort their oldest child North West, and claimed Harriet Tubman had never actually freed slaves.

The rally left some concerned for West, who was emotional to the point of tears and singled out members in the audience for wearing mask.

A day later in a series of now deleted tweets, West accused both his wife and and his mother-in-law Kris Jenner of trying to have him “locked up.”

Kanye West goes on Twitter and calls out his wife Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Drake, Shia, and Anna Wintour. Says the movie “Get Out” is about him👀😳 pic.twitter.com/nHVVcd1jMu

— Hip Hop Ties (@HipHopTies) July 21, 2020

The 43-year-old compared his life to Jordan Peele’s 2017 film ‘Get Out’ and seemed to address his wife’s past, saying he puts his life on his God that “Norths mom would never photograph her doing playboy” (Kim has posed nude for the outlet in the past.)

While some people said the rapper sent the tweets for clout and to promote his upcoming album DONDA, titled after his late mother, the recent rant sparked conversations of mental health in the Black community and how it is not taken seriously.

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Twitter user @qssley said the Black community constantly dismisses mental heath. Another Twitter user, @infallibelle, said bipolar disorder isn’t a joke and is something people struggle with daily.

#KanyeWest is definitely going through something mentally. the black community dismisses mental health constantly. this isn’t funny. he shows signs of being bipolar and having psychological issues. this isn’t some big joke this is his mental health showing it’s true skin pic.twitter.com/i5XefEqHB0

— Ashley (@qssley) July 20, 2020

who is allowing kanye west to speak publicly while experiencing extreme mental breakdowns? why are we making jokes about a man with severe mental health issues instead of asking why the world is being allowed to watch them take place?

— isabelle (@infallibelle) July 20, 2020

Twitter user @devitoandcrew_ said it broke her heart to see West’s tweets.

My heart actually broke seeing #KanyeWest This man needs help yet ppl out here mocking/ making fun of him are the same ones crying “we need more mental health services” and “normalize mental health issues” or “ break the stigma” or “be kind”. & we wonder why ppl don’t seek help!

— francesca devito (@devitoandcrew_) July 21, 2020

In an episode of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman last year, Kanye spoke openly about his personal struggles with mental health.

“It is a health issue that has a strong stigma on it, and people are allowed to say anything about it and discriminate in any way,” said West. “This is like a sprained brain, like having a sprained ankle. If someone has a sprained ankle, you’re not going to push on him more.”

At the time, West said when you’re in that state, you’re hyper-paranoid about everything.

“This is my experience,” he said. “Everyone now is an actor. Everything is a conspiracy. You see everything. You feel the government is putting chips in your head. You feel you’re being recorded, you feel all these things.”

During the interview with David Letterman, West said if you don’t take your medication daily to keep you at a certain state when you’re bipolar, you have the potential to ramp up and it can take you to a point where you can even end up in the hospital.

“You start acting erratic, as TMZ would put it.”

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Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide – Phys.org

Heatwave trends accelerate worldwide
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The first comprehensive worldwide assessment of heatwaves down to regional levels has revealed that in nearly every part of the world heatwaves have been increasing in frequency and duration since the 1950s.

The research published in Nature Communications has also produced a new metric, cumulative heat, which reveals exactly how much heat is packed into individual heatwaves and seasons. As expected, that number is also on the rise.

In Australia’s worst heatwave season, an additional 80°C of cumulative heat was experienced across the country. In Russia and the Mediterranean, their most extreme seasons baked in an additional 200°C or more.

“Not only have we seen more and longer heatwaves worldwide over the past 70 years, but this trend has markedly accelerated,” said lead author Dr. Sarah Perkins Kirkpatrick from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.

“Cumulative heat shows a similar acceleration, increasing globally on average by 1°C-4.5°C each decade but in some places, like the Middle East, and parts of Africa and South America, the trend is up to 10°C a decade.”

The only heatwave metric that hasn’t seen an acceleration is heatwave intensity, which measures the average temperature across heatwaves. This is because globally we see more heatwave days and heatwaves are lasting longer. When the average temperature is measured across longer heatwaves any shifts in intensity are almost undetectable. Only southern Australia and small areas of Africa and South America show a detectable increase in average heatwave intensity.

The study also identified that natural variability impacts on heatwaves can be large at regional levels. This variability can overwhelm heatwave trends, so regional trends shorter than a few decades are generally not reliable. To detect robust trend changes, the researchers looked at how the trends had changed over multi-decade intervals between 1950-2017. The changes were stark.

For example, the Mediterranean, saw a dramatic uptick in heatwaves when measured over multi-decade spans. From 1950-2017, the Mediterranean saw an increase in heatwaves by two days a decade. But the from 1980 to 2017 had seen that accelerate to 6.4 days a decade.

The regional approach also showed how the trends vary. Regions like the Amazon, north-east Brazil, west Asia and the Mediterranean are experiencing rapid changes in heatwaves while areas like South Australia and North Asia are still seeing changes but at a slower rate.

However, no matter whether these changes are rapid or slow, it seems inevitable that vulnerable nations with less infrastructure will be hit hardest by extreme heat.

“Climate scientists have long forecast that a clear sign of would be seen with a change in heatwaves,” said Dr. Perkins Kirkpatrick.

“The dramatic region-by-region change in heatwaves we have witnessed over the past 70 years and the rapid increase in the number of these events, are unequivocal indicators that global warming is now with us and accelerating.

“This research is just the latest piece of evidence that should act as a clarion call to policymakers that urgent action is needed now if we are to prevent the worst outcomes of global warming. The time for inaction is over.”



More information:
S. E. Perkins-Kirkpatrick et al. Increasing trends in regional heatwaves, Nature Communications (2020). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-16970-7

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