TheVoiceOfJoyce The COP27 was dominated by the interests of major agricultural businesses, promoting pseudoscience, instead of solutions to world food scarcity and lack of biodiversity.

When 90% of the World’s farmers are small farmers, why aren’t Nations promoting what works and give indigenous voices a chance to be heard? When Roosevelt wanted to understand desertification, he sent aides to the Sahara desert. He listened to people and gradually we reclaimed our land and resources. Now, the entire World is in … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The COP27 was dominated by the interests of major agricultural businesses, promoting pseudoscience, instead of solutions to world food scarcity and lack of biodiversity.

TheVoiceOfJoyce Climate Blogger for The Guardian discusses activist hopes for our collective future.

Collectively , citizens of planet earth, must adapt to the new Climate reality. We may exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius. We have 7 times more fossil fuels then needed to maintain 1.5 degrees Celsius. I noticed, over the years, we follow simple patterns. In construction, there are lean years. Developers overbuild and then we have more … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Climate Blogger for The Guardian discusses activist hopes for our collective future.

TheVoiceOfJoyce Nations are increasing Global Gas supply

In an effort to keep the EU warm during the winter months, we’ve over increased our global capacity to develop and sell liquid gas to the European community. We have excess supply. In the process we’re hastening global warming. Africa can not afford to mine and supply more gas and coal. The continent has to … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Nations are increasing Global Gas supply

TheVoiceOfJoyce The COP27 is meeting and hearing the truth about the worsening of our Planet’s resource safety with uncontrolled Carbon and methane emissions from oil and gas production facilities. The 50 largest emitters are failing to track their emissions. Yet, it’s proven, they could save money and our Planet by plugging their leaks. Exxon Mobil, has been singled out for War crimes, because they knowingly knew the effects of Carbon and methane emissions and denied this reality. Now , the World will struggle to maintain ice caps on the Poles, our resources are dwindling and the Planet may heat beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. There’s much we can do immediately with the political will. Increase renewable energy, reforest, use graphene in cement production, eliminate coal production, go to hydrogen production of steel, increase mangrove forests and decrease agricultural pollution. All these methodologies exist today and can be implemented immediately. Stop procrastinating and start work and boost our economic growth for the many.

.www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/09/oil-and-gas-greenhouse-emissions-three-times-higher-than-producers-claim Oil and gas production can leak methane, and the gas is also frequently flared intentionally, ostensibly for safety reasons but sometimes for convenience. Atmospheric levels of methane, a greenhouse gas about 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide, have been rising strongly in recent years, but countries’ reported emissions of the gas have been … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The COP27 is meeting and hearing the truth about the worsening of our Planet’s resource safety with uncontrolled Carbon and methane emissions from oil and gas production facilities. The 50 largest emitters are failing to track their emissions. Yet, it’s proven, they could save money and our Planet by plugging their leaks. Exxon Mobil, has been singled out for War crimes, because they knowingly knew the effects of Carbon and methane emissions and denied this reality. Now , the World will struggle to maintain ice caps on the Poles, our resources are dwindling and the Planet may heat beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. There’s much we can do immediately with the political will. Increase renewable energy, reforest, use graphene in cement production, eliminate coal production, go to hydrogen production of steel, increase mangrove forests and decrease agricultural pollution. All these methodologies exist today and can be implemented immediately. Stop procrastinating and start work and boost our economic growth for the many.

TheVoiceOfJoyce Why are scientists wasting time studying a person’s body weight in order to conclude there’s a correlation between body weight and our Carbon footprint. It’s absurd. Rather then weaponizing peoples food choices and body types, scientific time would be better spent devising methodologies to remove toxins from our water and food and creating a substitute for King Corn. Marginalized people, people requiring inexpensive food, need nutritious food not cheap processed food laced with non nutritious ingredients. Give poor people and the middle classes inexpensive vegetables and fruits and they’ll change their diet. Meanwhile, fight climate change on a large scale, focus on agriculture and bringing back heritage grains.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/29/fat-people-metabolic-food-waste Categories such as “overweight” and “obese” are calculated from people’s BMI, a metric devised in the 19th century and based on white men’s bodies. BMI does not account for differences in body types across race and gender, yet it is “weaponized”, Tovar said, to marginalize people – disproportionately Black women – whose bodies don’t … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Why are scientists wasting time studying a person’s body weight in order to conclude there’s a correlation between body weight and our Carbon footprint. It’s absurd. Rather then weaponizing peoples food choices and body types, scientific time would be better spent devising methodologies to remove toxins from our water and food and creating a substitute for King Corn. Marginalized people, people requiring inexpensive food, need nutritious food not cheap processed food laced with non nutritious ingredients. Give poor people and the middle classes inexpensive vegetables and fruits and they’ll change their diet. Meanwhile, fight climate change on a large scale, focus on agriculture and bringing back heritage grains.

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce We’re experiencing a slowdown on the Mississippi River as water levels have dropped. Similar to European Nations, our Rivers are no longer flowing under these drought conditions. Barges are the fastest and least carbon intensive way to move grains and heavy products. A 15 barge tow, saves a 1000 trucks from traversing our highways and reduces Carbon emissions. The time for a Climate Emergency is now. When do we start investing in Renewables for our future? How long will we be dictated to by Fossil Fuel Oligarchs? Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies now. Invest in American entrepreneurs and innovations. Beware the Billionaires who would stifle our future with Climate Deniers, our Democracy and our voices.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/14/mississippi-river-boats-barges-water-levels The water in the Mississippi River has dropped so low that barges are getting stuck, leading to expensive dredging and at least one recent traffic jam of more than 2,000 vessels backed up. Trump reportedly wants to testify before January 6 committee – live Read more The Mississippi River Basin produces nearly all – … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce We’re experiencing a slowdown on the Mississippi River as water levels have dropped. Similar to European Nations, our Rivers are no longer flowing under these drought conditions. Barges are the fastest and least carbon intensive way to move grains and heavy products. A 15 barge tow, saves a 1000 trucks from traversing our highways and reduces Carbon emissions. The time for a Climate Emergency is now. When do we start investing in Renewables for our future? How long will we be dictated to by Fossil Fuel Oligarchs? Cut Fossil Fuel Subsidies now. Invest in American entrepreneurs and innovations. Beware the Billionaires who would stifle our future with Climate Deniers, our Democracy and our voices.

TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s impossible to speak about the War in Ukraine, the destruction, caused by one despot, Putin, and think about our Carbon footprint and how it’s effecting us. East Antarctica is warming , too. Once protected, the Denman ice shelf is losing 7 Billion Tonnes of ice per yr. When the inner core starts to melt, sea levels will rise 1.5 meters. Like all events , weather patterns, will warm and become extreme . We’ve seen the recent effects of Hurricane Ian in Florida and the flooding in Pakistan. The World has been warned. Putin’s illegal act of aggression is effecting our Planet negatively. Stop the carnage and force a speedy retreat. Climate Change and it’s mitigation effects us all.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/14/east-antarctic-glacier-melting-at-708bn-tonnes-a-year-due-to-warm-sea-water The Denman ice shelf in east Antarctica is melting at a rate of 70.8bn tonnes a year, according to researchers from Australia’s national science agency, thanks to the ingress of warm sea water. The CSIRO researchers, led by senior scientist Esmee van Wijk, said their observations suggested the Denman glacier was potentially at risk … More TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s impossible to speak about the War in Ukraine, the destruction, caused by one despot, Putin, and think about our Carbon footprint and how it’s effecting us. East Antarctica is warming , too. Once protected, the Denman ice shelf is losing 7 Billion Tonnes of ice per yr. When the inner core starts to melt, sea levels will rise 1.5 meters. Like all events , weather patterns, will warm and become extreme . We’ve seen the recent effects of Hurricane Ian in Florida and the flooding in Pakistan. The World has been warned. Putin’s illegal act of aggression is effecting our Planet negatively. Stop the carnage and force a speedy retreat. Climate Change and it’s mitigation effects us all.

TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s hard to wrap your head around climate change. The Navajo nation is spread out over 27, 000 miles of desert , with temperatures exceeding 1.5 C and no aquifers, thanks to water management of the Southwest. 5 generations of Navajo women have raised sheep and horses on their plains and now it’s difficult for them to survive. It’s past time for the US government to accept them as citizens and give them the loan money they require, to upgrade their infrastructure. They should also be included in Colorado River management. They may be small in population, however, their knowledge of their land is invaluable. Give them an opportunity to survive and thrive and their wisdom can help the rest of us, too! Politics affects US!

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/09/the-us-dammed-us-up-how-drought-is-threatening-navajo-ties-to-ancestral-lands According to a multi-year study published in the journal Science last year, Indigenous nations have lost nearly 99% of their historical land base since Europeans arrived on the continent. Most of the homeland that tribes were allowed to retain are places that not only lack natural resources but that are most vulnerable to climate … More TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s hard to wrap your head around climate change. The Navajo nation is spread out over 27, 000 miles of desert , with temperatures exceeding 1.5 C and no aquifers, thanks to water management of the Southwest. 5 generations of Navajo women have raised sheep and horses on their plains and now it’s difficult for them to survive. It’s past time for the US government to accept them as citizens and give them the loan money they require, to upgrade their infrastructure. They should also be included in Colorado River management. They may be small in population, however, their knowledge of their land is invaluable. Give them an opportunity to survive and thrive and their wisdom can help the rest of us, too! Politics affects US!

AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Hard work and ingenuity are saving this town from washing away into the Pacific Ocean. 5 miles of Shoreline have been eroded and homes lost, till David Cottrell, a local resident and cranberry farmer, living a sea level, decided to save their shoreline. He created a system of Berms along the waters edge, consisting of piled stones and sand. His project, protecting, his land is so successful, his methodology has been duplicated along 2 miles of Willapa’s Coastline, in Washington. So far, there’s been a 10 fold reduction in erosion. In fact, the sea is reinforcing these berms. Now, the Cottrell method is being watched carefully by the Washington State Dept. Of Ecology and coastal engineers in the US and Europe. If Cottrell’ s methodology is sustainable, many towns can replicate it at little expense. Congratulations!

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/08/coastal-erosion-washington-climate-crisis-solution These days, Cottrell leads North Cove’s largest-ever anti-erosion project. In the last few years, he has created barriers – long berms of piled stones and accreted sand – that keep the waves at bay. The project, a dynamic revetment, now runs nearly 2 miles along the Willapa’s north shore. The experiment, so far, appears … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Hard work and ingenuity are saving this town from washing away into the Pacific Ocean. 5 miles of Shoreline have been eroded and homes lost, till David Cottrell, a local resident and cranberry farmer, living a sea level, decided to save their shoreline. He created a system of Berms along the waters edge, consisting of piled stones and sand. His project, protecting, his land is so successful, his methodology has been duplicated along 2 miles of Willapa’s Coastline, in Washington. So far, there’s been a 10 fold reduction in erosion. In fact, the sea is reinforcing these berms. Now, the Cottrell method is being watched carefully by the Washington State Dept. Of Ecology and coastal engineers in the US and Europe. If Cottrell’ s methodology is sustainable, many towns can replicate it at little expense. Congratulations!

TheVoiceOfJoyce Phoenix has always been hot, not as hot as last year when 456 people died from the heat. Heat deaths are up 36% from last year and people being evicted and forced to live on the streets is partially causal. The number of people forced out of homes by rising rents, has risen to 1000’s. Honolulu has a similar problem and they’re looking at all the factors contributing to heat deaths with a target of Zero deaths. They’re looking at all the factors leading to heat death: lack of affordable housing, homelessness, substance abuse, inflation,inadequate shade. After assessing the data, Honolulu will provide solutions to reach Zero heat deaths. Community heat deserts can be alleviated with Community involved plantings during cooler months. Cities can negotiate a moratorium on evictions during these economically difficult times. The poor vulnerable heat extremes disproportionately more than those living in more gentrified areas. The poor people deserve a life, too!

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/08/phoenix-arizona-heat-deaths-record-year Tackling the complex and interconnected issues that increase the risk of heat emergencies – lack of affordable housing, homelessness, substance misuse, inflation, inadequate shade and rising temperatures – will take time, money and political will. In the meantime, Hondula’s heat team will be diving into the data from 2022 to figure out which services … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Phoenix has always been hot, not as hot as last year when 456 people died from the heat. Heat deaths are up 36% from last year and people being evicted and forced to live on the streets is partially causal. The number of people forced out of homes by rising rents, has risen to 1000’s. Honolulu has a similar problem and they’re looking at all the factors contributing to heat deaths with a target of Zero deaths. They’re looking at all the factors leading to heat death: lack of affordable housing, homelessness, substance abuse, inflation,inadequate shade. After assessing the data, Honolulu will provide solutions to reach Zero heat deaths. Community heat deserts can be alleviated with Community involved plantings during cooler months. Cities can negotiate a moratorium on evictions during these economically difficult times. The poor vulnerable heat extremes disproportionately more than those living in more gentrified areas. The poor people deserve a life, too!