When do we Legislate Red Flag Laws and take guns away from violent and dangerous citizens? To preserve the lives of the majority, when will we reinstate a Ban on Assault Weapons and larger Magazines? When do we Ban Ghost Guns and penalize the conversion of weapons to assault rifles? When will all gun ownership … More TheVoiceOfJoyce When will America give up its love of weapons of death and choose life?
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.
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/us-news/2022/sep/23/california-extreme-heat-resilience-centers BHAC is a career training center that has been preparing young people for jobs in media arts for 11 years. But recently, BHAC has been taking on a new role in its community – shielding some of east Los Angeles’s most vulnerable residents from extreme weather. The conservatory is an example of what is … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce California has started building Resilience Centers, functional buildings for year long activities for families , in poor neighborhoods , to survive climate heat and extremes. The BHAC model, combines fun with career training and critical thinking games. Kids get food and can be housed for 3 days during intense weather extremes. Their model is being duplicated in many areas of California. A center that provides, food pantries, entertainment and medical assistance. A trusted adjunct to everyone’s community. These facilities are not just gyms with chairs, they’re functional building designed to be integrated with the Community year round and serve as a shelter under extreme heat or cold! Baltimore is trying this model. NYC needs this type of community model, instead of untrusted emergency services. California is indeed setting the pace for change as they grapple with orange polluted skies from forest fires. The pollution, which affects all areas of the State and beyond is toxic. The smoke leaden with pollutants can be felt in NYC. realizing people are being displaced by the fires, California is also making insurers pay up and keep those who’ve lost their homes. The state is being proactive in trying times. The costs to adjust to Climate crises, brought on by Carbon Emissions , whether from Fossil Fuels or agriculture, are destroying our lives and resources. These new centers, built by BHAC contain solar storage power and updated filtered HVAC. That’s new jobs for new industries. # Human Centered
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/08/technology/misinformation-students-media-literacy.html The Spread of Misinformation and Falsehoods • Russia’s Falsehoods Linger: Of the Kremlin’s many unfounded claims, those accusing the United States of making secret bioweapons in Ukraine are the most enduring around the world. • A Legal Remedy?: A new bill could make California the first state to punish doctors for spreading false information about … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce School teens , ready to vote are exposed to a new on line media literacy program, endorsed by 350,000 teachers nationwide. In tests, the teens repeat falsehoods with out thinking about the news and views they’re sharing. The need for understanding media content is essential. The Social Media Platforms make money off of our clicks. Social Media Platforms want you accept data presented without questioning the source. Now our kids are taking media literacy courses. “Spending up to two weeks each fall, they explore falsehoods, prejudices and opinions, that lurk in information. They learn to trace the origin of documents and validate websites, by leaving it, consulting other sources and training a critical eye on the claims made by TikTok and YouTube influencers. “ The program is called “media and information literacy”. A new way to spot misinformation and disinformation and resist the temptation to spread the lies, leading to cultural polarization.