http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/aug/24/hawaii-fires-lawsuit-maui-county-sues-hawaiian-electric Other lawsuits against Power Plants have been successful. The power plants have been negligent in maintenance of their power lines and have caused severe loss of property and lives by their malfeasance. Other utilities have installed power safety shut offs during high wind events. #Doing nothing is unacceptable. Climate extremes are forcing us to … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Hawaiian Utility is being sued by the citizens of Maui, for not maintaining their power lines and not shutting them down during a high wind event. If the Hawaiian Utility had ordered a shutdown, they could have avoided fires and loss of life
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/25/reefs-made-from-trees-could-help-restore-biodiversity-study-finds it’s working. Six months after seeding the sea bed with these pear tree pyramids, marine life is returning to the areas. The entire EU is now considering different tree species, per region, to reclaim marine biodiversity along all coastal areas. #DOING SOMETHING IS BETTER THEN DOING NOTHING. Jon Dickson, a PhD candidate at the … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The Netherlands are using pear trees to form pyramids in the sea , encouraging marine biodiversity.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/14/this-way-of-farming-is-really-sexy-the-rise-of-regenerative-agriculture In the US, farmers turning to Regenerative Farming, may experience a 29% loss in yield, while their profits increase 60%. That’s a win for depleted soil, less use of herbicides and pesticides. Less Carbon emissions means our world won’t reach 1.5 degrees Celsius. Since Less work is required to plant root ground covers and … More TheVoiceOfJoyce In Scotland they’re rewarding regen Agra, taking away subsidies from industrial farmers and giving grant money to farmers who are returning the soil’s nutrients.
To compensate for the heat many food truck owners are partnering with breweries for customers. The business attracts many hard working immigrants and has hours, usually of 10-10. With extreme heat, to maintain employees lives, owners are considering starting later in the day, like Asian and Middle Eastern markets. It’s too darn hot. Gas powered … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The beloved food truck is ubiquitous to many cities, including the Southwest. The intense heat is making the metal trucks difficult to cool.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/aug/01/medjool-dates-arizona-heat-climate-bard-valley In the south-westernmost corner of Arizona, just 3 miles from California and 10 miles from Mexico, the town of Yuma is one of North America’s most important agricultural hubs. Nicknamed “The Winter Salad Bowl”, the Yuma area supplies the United States and Canada with 90% of its winter, leafy vegetables – even in the … More TheVoiceOfJoyce 100 days of 100 degree weather is perfect for Medjool dates. They’re growing in abundance in the Bard Valley, from the original plants brought here from Morocco in the 1920’s. Medjool dates are healthy, high in Potassium, magnesium and fiber. This heat is not sustainable for people, but Medjool dates thrive.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/apr/27/endless-record-heat-asia-highest-april-temperatures Globally, 2022 ranked as one of the hottest years on recorded, and the past eight years were collectively the hottest documented by modern science. It is believed that a return of the El Niño weather phenomenon this year will cause temperatures to rise even further. “The poorest of the poor are going to [suffer] … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce What happens to our food production and supply chains when there’s record heat in Asia? Temperatures are now surpassing our ability to survive. Kids in the Philippines are becoming dehydrated and hospitalized. Crops are failing, the water in the Himalayan mountains are drying . El Niño has arrived and will cause temperatures to rise further. Why isn’t Global leadership alarmed? Why isn’t the US treating climate change as an emergency? At the Climate Conference, I recently attended, scientists believed not enough attention is focused on energy sustainability? Lithium recycling? Capping and preventing methane leaks? We know when we set out to reclaim our Earth, we’re successful. When it rains build cisterns to trap the water. Learn from Indian farmers and harvest all the water you can, when you can.
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