http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/27/opinion/ukraine-war-environment.html Over the past half century, noted Reid, “countries have taken big collaborative leaps in protecting the environment and its stewards — whether it is the Clean Air Act of 1970 in America or Brazil’s 1988 Constitution recognizing the rights of its Indigenous peoples to control the lands they have protected for millenniums. Protected land … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Perhaps Tom Friedman of The NY Times, makes a more elegant case for raising global awareness. The War Ukraine, doesn’t stay in Ukraine. Putin’s war is not just a war against Ukraine and humanity, the consequences of this war are effecting the home , we all share Planet Earth. To compensate for fertilizer, the Amazon is plundered along with the indigenous peoples land and resources. The forests of Ukraine, once protected, are being plundered. Fields are being bombed by Russia. People as far away as Chad, are starving and fighting inflation for wheat and food. More licenses for drilling are being given in the US. The US is already suffering from extreme drought and now there’s a potential Category 5 hurricane heading for Florida with a potential to flood Georgia and the Carolinas. All our systems are connected and one despot is single handedly changing our deteriorating Climate conditions. Don’t you care? Shouldn’t the War in Ukraine be stopped? The World is hostage!
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/25/chicken-farm-giant-linked-to-river-wye-decline-was-sued-over-water-blight-in-us In the US, Cargill acknowledged that spreading poultry manure might sully nearby water as far back as 2004. “Our scenic river watersheds are complex environments that include many sources of nutrients that potentially impact the health of our rivers and streams that lie within them,” one advert stated in the Oklahoman newspaper. “We are … More TheVoiceOfJoyce They had the Corporate knowledge that they were polluting Rivers in Oklahoma and England, why didn’t Cargill clean up the pollutants? Why should they? Cargill, like all Corporations, respond to market forces only. They are not self regulating. If you want to reduce pollutants in our water , Corporations must be regulated and fined. The fines must be enforced along with intensive testing of our waters. Algae Blooms because of fertilizer runoff decreases our valuable resource, water! Regulate Corporations, the monopolies and we’ll reduce pollution.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2021/oct/14/climate-change-happening-now-stats-graphs-maps-cop26 The world has already heated up by around 1.2C, on average, since the preindustrial era, pushing humanity beyond almost all historical boundaries. Cranking up the temperature of the entire globe this much within little more than a century is, in fact, extraordinary, with the oceans alone absorbing the heat equivalent of five Hiroshima atomic … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The Climate Crises is upon us, made worse by the War on Ukraine. For no other reason, then to save our Planet, the World should intervene to stop Putin’s invasion into Ukraine. Roll back the clock and act responsibly to prevent more Carbon Bombs. If we can’t prevent the use of more pipelines, Carbon and methane emissions, the timeline for 11 yrs more before we hit 1.5 degrees Celsius will close. Massive deaths will occur with the extinction of many species, our food and water supplies will dwindle and no one knows whether any of these trends can be reversed. Can we be proactive?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/28/russia-ukraine-war-latest-what-we-know-on-day-217-of-the-invasion It is anticipated that the next planned session of Russia’s Federation Council will take place on 4 October, and could see the legislative moves from Moscow to absorb the four areas of Ukraine that its forces at least partially occupy. Vyacheslav Volodin, the chair of Russia’s state Duma, has hailed the “results”, saying they … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Day 217 and Russian treachery continues. Questions arise on the coordinated bombing of the NordStream 2 pipeline under the Baltic Sea. It’s suspected Russia was responsible. What about oil or gas leaks in the Sea? The counteroffensive must be conclusive driving a wedge between the provinces, making them impossible to defend. The Russian puppets of Luthansk and Kherson want the territories annexed by Russia. I know people from Kherson, they’re elderly and never considered themselves Russian. At gun point, who knows how these ballots were checked? Voting for inclusion into Russia takes place on the 4 th. The Russian mobilization is larger than anticipated, especially since, so many young men are leaving Russia to save their lives. Most countries with diplomatic ties to Russia are calling all personnel home, including the US. One month before weather brings fighting to a halt, the bloodiest battles may occur. Though is it possible, the conscripts may refuse to fight on Russia’s side?Pipe dream? Reality? We’ll know in the next two weeks or not till next spring.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/26/free-school-meals-california-universal Before California became the first state to implement a universal meals program for its 6.2 million public school students, Alyssa Wells would keep granola bars in her classroom for students who complained of being hungry. When the new program began in August at Foussat elementary school in Oceanside, California, which is primarily attended by … More TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s not on the Federal agenda yet, free school lunches and breakfasts are showing benefits, since their implementation in August. In California with 12% of the Nations public school kids, universal free meals is having an immediate impact. The kids are happier, focused and look forward to school. They’re trying new foods, like fruits and vegetables. They’re eating healthier meals, which could be unaffordable with rising prices. This is a win win for society. Vermont is following the California program along with 10 other states. McConnell is against the program because he does want to reward wealthier parents? 70% of Americans support a universal free meals program at school. It’s good for kids and levels the playing field for everyone. All kids are treated alike , they eat the same foods and are able to concentrate on their education. What’s not to like?
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/sep/26/nasa-spacecraft-asteroid-crash-planetary-defense-test The spacecraft collided with the asteroid at 15,000mph at 7.14pm EDT. Live-streamed video showed the asteroid’s rubble-strewn surface looming into focus before the spacecraft hit and cheers erupted in the mission control room. Teams of Nasa and Johns Hopkins University scientists hugged each other as Dart’s successful impact with Dimorphos was confirmed. Shortly after … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce This is the stuff of great science fiction. A giant asteroid is heading to earth, it colloids and all mankind is destroyed! Not anymore, NASA and John Hopkins scientists have successfully launched Dart and it destroyed the asteroid heading toward Earth. A giant step for our Planet’s defense.
Ever wonder about the meaning and or truthfulness of our “pithy“ sayings? I have and I discuss 4 of them today. It’s up to you to decide if you agree with me or not. My discussions are obviously based on my perspective. Not to belabor the point: The last one is definitely untrue. What you … More AmericaSpeaksTheVoiceOfJoyce. Ep. 145: “Billionaires?”