Here’s what we’re reading today.
1. Ontario, Quebec and California sign climate change deal
“The most powerful sub-national leader in the world says he, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Quebec’s Philippe Couillard are “insurgent forces” in the global fight to curb climate change.
“California Gov. Jerry Brown, whose state has the world’s sixth-largest economy — larger than that of Canada, France or India — said it does not matter what President Donald Trump or the U.S. Congress does to try to derail efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“‘Whatever anyone else does and whatever Mr. Trump does in Washington, China is on the move with a carbon market,’ Brown said in Quebec City as California, Quebec and Ontario signed an agreement to formally link their carbon markets.”
2. John McCain won’t support Republican health care bill on grounds of ‘process’
“John McCain of Arizona announced on Friday that he would oppose the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, leaving Republican leaders with little hope of succeeding in their last-ditch attempt to dismantle the health law.
“Mr. McCain, who killed the previous repeal effort with his dramatic ‘no’ vote in July, released a statement saying that he could not ‘in good conscience’ support the latest proposal, by Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who is Mr. McCain’s closest friend in the Senate.”
+1: Jimmy Kimmel’s unexpected evolution – Vox
3. Theresa May asks EU for two-year Brexit transition period
“Theresa May proposed pausing a full Brexit until 2021 by asking EU countries to agree to a two-year transition period during which the UK would continue to enjoy unfettered access to the single market.
“The prime minister said the government would be prepared to accept EU rules in that time, including allowing EU citizens to live and work in Britain, submitting to European laws and continuing to pay into the EU budget.”
4. Is internet porn making young men impotent?
“Thousands of men claim that porn addiction has led to erectile dysfunction – but many in the the medical community are skeptical”
5. Nardwuar: We turn the tables on the most mysterious man in music journalism
“But after all those years of watching Nardwuar on YouTube, I was remiss in how little I knew about the man who knows so much. It was time to ask Nardwuar the questions.”