http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/07/jackson-mississippi-water-outage-neighbors-helping The same morning, Jackson’s mayor, Chokwe Lumumba, held a press conference to discuss plans to drastically overhaul the city’s crumbling water infrastructure. In November last year the entire system was taken under federal government oversight after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found the city in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The move … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The Guardian was invited to a household in Jackson, Mississippi where the water has stopped flowing once again. This is a city of 150,000 mainly Black residents and the Republican legislature voted down funds to fix the pipes bringing water to Jackson residents. The Federal Government provided $600 million for the project, in December. It’s anticipated that FEMA will begin work shortly. Since 4 members of the Mississippi delegation voted against the Jackson Water Supply Funding, who represents poor Black Americans in their State? Why aren’t all citizens of Mississippi entitled to water?
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/dec/19/cop15-historic-deal-signed-to-halt-biodiversity-loss-by-2030-aoe Amid plummeting insect numbers, acidifying oceans filled with plastic waste, and the rampant overconsumption of the planet’s resources as humanity’s population grows wealthier and soars past 8 billion, the agreement, if implemented, could signal major changes to farming, business supply chains and the role of Indigenous communities in conservation. The deal was negotiated over … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The COP 15 inks a deal to protect 30% of Earth’s land and sea mass. The US, Vatican sat on the sidelines and Brazil, and some African Nations were opposed because their is no monetary funding to protect their lands. The agreement is open ended allowing each country to define their plan to save their resources and promote biodiversity. This deal, which has not been followed for a decade, comes when scientists are warning humans are starting to cause the 6 th mass extinction. Our insect population is dying, our fish are dying and plants are withering before harvest. Earth is in crisis and leadership is lacking globally to restore our resources, now? When will politicians realize we need smart plans to live and live well? We can plan for a future without toxic fertilizers, encourage heritage farming and new clean energy production.
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2022/dec/15/covid-school-shutdown-special-education-services Parents around the country are facing similar pushback as they try to recoup services lost to the pandemic. It is the latest battle in one of the most litigated arenas in education. In a 2020 survey, just 20% of parents of students with disabilities said their children were receiving required services, and a 2021 … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Why care about small groups of disabled people getting the education they need? They’re entitled to learn to read and understand the society they live in. Meeting their needs, improves our Society. Covid money and remote learning was available on a limited basis. I would think learning during Covid, even for most students, left gaps in their education. Our National test scores have decreased. That’s proof, all learning suffered during Covid. Therefore, pay the professionals, to teach and bring kids up to their reading speeds. Use any educational material that works to increase learning, reading and comprehension. Extend the school year for all kids who have fallen behind in their studies. Education is an important and necessary service and a National Security issue, if our Nation doesn’t maintain excellence in reading, math and science. Give all kids the opportunity and resources to achieve their level of competence.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/dec/15/russia-ukraine-war-live-kursk-airbase-in-russia-hit-ukraine-official-claims-canada-resumes-nord-stream-sanctions Russian shelling has killed two people on Thursday in the centre of the recently liberated city of Kherson in southern Ukraine, a senior Ukrainian official has said. Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of the president’s office, said on the Telegram messaging app that the two were killed about 100 metres from the regional administration building, … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Putin’s war is ongoing. Drone strikes are being repelled. The Ukrainian city of Kherson is under fresh attacks. Kyiv is prepared for battle and lacks infrastructure. The Russian army is building trenched and booby trapping areas to slow the Ukrainian counteroffensive. Zelensky needs the Patriot Defense system and long range missiles. This is war, only Russia has no limits to their strike capability. Strategically, it is necessary for Ukrainians to have weapons not to wipe our Russian fortifications in their cities decisively. The towns and buildings are already destroyed. Refugees have left and 1/3 of Ukrainians in Germany, wish to remain. Belarus is collaborating with Russian forces, preparing for battle? Many fronts and the world waits for a Ukrainian decisive victory. Give them the weapons they need now!
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!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2022/12/11/fusion-nuclear-energy-breakthrough/ amounts of public and private funds have been funneled into the fusion race worldwide, with the aim of ultimately manufacturing fusion machinery that could bring electricity to the grid with no carbon footprint, no radioactive waste and far fewer resources than it takes to harness solar and wind power. Beyond the climate benefits, promoters … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Fusion Technology is looking feasible. The Financial Times reported Sunday, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories has used a new methodology to release fusion clean energy. The system works without magnets and smashes atoms together to create energy. Massive amounts of energy can be released by fusion technology, enough to power our Country and the Planet. So many can be lifted out of poverty with this technology; lights, clean water, heat. All using clean energy. Government money and private money is pouring into fusion technology. The official announcement is scheduled for Tuesday with Secretary of Energy, Granholm .
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.
My next question? Why isn’t Homeland Security recommending a massive sweep of these organizations? Why aren’t we investing in Critical Infrastructure upgrades and decentralization of the Grid? Put people back to work and become an adaptable , flexible system. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/dec/09/us-power-grid-pacific-northwest-attacks The attacks in the Pacific north-west come just days after a similar assault on North … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Who’s attacking the Nation’s Power Grid? It’s suspected that White Supremacist’s are targeting portions of the Nation’s Power Grid and disabling the Grid by shooting and destroying power station equipment.
Central South America is experiencing 43.3 degrees Celsius heat. It’s dangerous to go out. Crops are failing and the floods come next. Britain and Greenland are also recording warm temperatures and so is NYC. In NYC, the Mayor has a bright idea, build, not use up vacant commercial space for affordable housing and get rid … More TheVoiceOfJoyce As Nations gather in Montreal to hash out plans for food security and biodiversity, our Planet is getting warmer and the changing seasons can’t be ignored.
4 Unions want better working conditions. They’re understaffed and over worked with out advanced scheduling. They want a schedule and 15 days of paid sick leave. Sounds fair. If one Union doesn’t agree to management terms , all 12 Unions strike in solidarity. Why should Congress intervene? Why doesn’t the NLRB have the power to … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Railroad workers are asking for basic rights to do their jobs. Why are those rights denied? What are 4 Unions asking?