http://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/dec/13/eu-becomes-first-leading-economy-to-legislate-for-green-tariff-on-imports In the early hours of Tuesday morning the EU became the first big economy to legislate for a “green tariff” on imports, to be levied on goods that are produced with high carbon dioxide emissions. The carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) means that countries which fail to green their industries will soon face a … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Thank you , Putin. Not only have you solidified NATO, established then sovereign Nation status of Ukraine, you’ve force the EU to establish Green Import Tariff’s, effective 10/23. What are they, a Carbon tax on products produced by old technologies, using Carbon emissions. Those products subject to a Carbon Tax are Iron, cement, fertilizer, aluminum and electricity. EU is the new engine of change globally. Don’t want to pay their tax, go green!
In America, we’re debating how to maintain the whale and lobster population. What about the Salmon and mollusks? The good news wolves are coming back to California. Japan has decided Nuclear Power is the right way to achieve Carbon Neutral. If they use new design protocols and fuels, there are ways to maintain safe nuclear … More TheVoiceOfJoyce After 20 years of zero progress, 193 Nations may be serious about humanity’s long term survival. If our Nations are able to reclaim 30% of the land and ocean mass, the biodiversity target of 1.5 degrees Celsius is doable. To reach this goal, there must be decisions on equitable distribution of land, careful to preserve the Indigenous people’s way of life! The COP 15 agenda, with an immediate implementation, includes: reduction in pesticides, prevention of 1 million extinctions, reduction & repurposing of Government subsidies by $500 Billion by year 2025, curtailing plastic pollution and invasive species and adding 1 billion hectares (2.47 billion acres) of Nature restoration through re-wilding Globally. An ambitious agenda, who’s agreement will be reached by 12/19/22. 8 Billion people depend on the commitment of our governments to humanity’s survival.
I wish I could state, Tesla’s construction site in Austin, Texas, is an outlying case of labor abuse, it isn’t. Unfortunately, Corporate America has become used to charging customers exorbitant fees, while hurting labor, literally and figuratively. Today, it’s Tesla we’re discussing. They’re not following OHSA Laws, they’re not enforcing job training, they’re not paying … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce The state of Corporate America/ unaccountable & without Rules & oversight TESLA GIGAFACTORY EXAMPLE
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!
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/04/hope-climate-chaos-renewables-science For years, major nations like the US have blocked such funding, fearing unlimited liability. But there is movement, with Denmark this month becoming the first national government to commit loss and damage funds. There is also movement in funding green energy transformations in specific countries, with European nations providing $8.5bn to South Africa. New … More TheVoiceOfJoyce After reading this article, I want leave the best World we can develop, for my loved ones, entering the 21stC. What do you want? Solar power and EV are selling faster. Hydrogen, solar , wind are being utilized and need increased utilization. There’s a cost associated with Hydro Flouro Carbons, Carbon & Methane Emissions. The Fossil Fuel Companies must share the cost of the destruction of our Planet. Decrease in and subsidies and windfall taxes are proposed. If Fossil Fuel Companies are not part of the solution, they should get out of the way of new innovators who can mitigate climate warming. Every .1 Degree Celsius saved means another person survives. We can reverse Climate warming with hard Corporate work. The savings on Carbon and methane emissions leaks, is a start. New seeds and plants for biofuels is a start. If we can resolve quantum information, we should be able to engineer, quickly, new ways to power our World. Since , I’m personally not a nihilist, I opt for an awesome future with new products. Did I mention concrete and steel can be manufactured with green technologies! Why aren’t they widely employed? Our world needs to look at everyone’s best ideas and adapt them for our use! Cooperation & collaboration are needed to survive!
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/sep/13/google-lawsuit-uk-eu-digital-advertising This important claim will represent a class of victims of Google’s anti-competitive conduct in ad tech who have collectively lost an estimated £7bn. This includes news websites up and down the country with large daily readerships as well as the thousands of small business owners who depend on advertising revenue – be it from … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Google to be sued by the UK and the Netherlands for anti competitive practices in advertising technology. It has long been alleged, that Google sells our data to 3 rd Parties and those 3 rd Parties pay revenue to Google. Based on our behavior, we see “ Google ads selectively prioritized. These ads, may not be ads originating from the UK or the Netherlands. The Google ad roster may not benefit local newspapers or small businesses from the region of search. Those newspapers and businesses have been deemed by the UK & The Netherlands to have been harmed. The government’s are suing Google under the new Regulations, seeking damages of $25 Billion. What do you think? Do you think Google prioritizes their ads? Does this constitute a violation of anti trust rules? Should Google’s AI data ordering be transparent and accountable, allowing for competition?
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/12/us-west-megadrought-climate-disaster the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) detailed how wildfires ravaging the south-west’s ponderosa pine forests are fueling a dangerous “positive feedback cycle”. Instead of acting as a “carbon sink” that absorbs CO2, explains Camille Parmesan, an ecologist who contributed to the report, some forests can actually become generators of greenhouses gases … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce In a first special report on our climate, the Guardian sites scientists concerns and historical archeological data. The Indigenous people have seen and lived with droughts before. They know what creates harmony with the land and people and culture wars create a society of violence. Scientists have been warning our Congressional leaders since the late 70’s , that we are altering our climate, limiting our water resources and creating pollution too dire to exist. From California to the Colorado our way of life must change. If we choose to cooperate, conserve Water and act responsibly to decrease our dependence on Fossil Fuels, we will live to rebuild. The choice is ours. Voting starts in North Carolina in a week, don’t choose regressive culture war instigators for election, choose new faces and power our World. You might want to tune into Apple TV and watch Finch, with Tom Hank’s, about survival in a World hostile to human habitation. Many are dying now. What happens when we have no water and no cover from the heat? Can you survive in temperatures exceeding 110? Can you survive year round fires? Pollution? Can we stop the Climate Change deniability and live in the real World.?Social Media is no longer fun, if we’re living in fantasy and not looking and seeing our World.