.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.
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.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/26/amazon-union-workers-strike-protests Amazon CEO Andy Jassy received $213m in compensation in 2021, 6.474 times the median Amazon worker’s pay. The company reported a net profit of around $33bn in 2021 and spent at least $4.3m on union avoidance consultants during 2021. Sara Fee has worked at the Amazon air hub for over a year. “I watched … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Too bad the NLRB won’t change their rules to let whole Corporations Unionize without interference. How many injuries must occur before the NLRB,OHSA, Transportation get involved. The American worker is mistreated daily by large corporations making enormous profits. If Amazon has $3.4 million to spend on Union avoidance consultants and $213 million on CEO compensation,they can upgrade employee facilities, pay a decent wage and treat people with dignity. Corporate welfare and unaccountability are no longer acceptable. When will the NLRB rewrite the rules and make a Clean Slate for workers, the Law of the Land? When will other Corporate employees stand together and protest for better working conditions and pay? Fight Corporate induced inflation and greed!
http://www.nytimes.com/2022/10/20/technology/disinformation-spread.html With the midterm elections only weeks away, the major platforms have all pledged to block, label or marginalize anything that violates company policies, including disinformation, hate speech or calls to violence. Still, the cottage industry of experts dedicated to countering disinformation — think tanks, universities and nongovernment organizations — say the industry is not … More TheVoiceOfJoyce How is it possible Disinformation is amplified? Why do Social Media sites lack adequate content control? Self regulation of all Social Media sites , Big Tech and the spin offs, like Parlor or Truth Social, spread falsehoods that are retweeted and then they are passed back to the larger Social Media sites. Nothing stays in one silo, the algorithms and individuals creating false narratives, do it full time. Many are paid. If text doesn’t pass the moderators on major tech platforms, then videos pass. This is how false and disinformation spreads, undermining our Democracy. A few conservative players, with a vested interest to keep Trump politically active, are spreading the majority of disinformation about the Democratic Party and the January 6 th Insurrection. They’re also creating misinformation about the election and polling sites. If you remember one thing when you vote in the 2022 mid terms and you must vote, vote Democratic or Independent. The Republican Party cooperates with each other and have one platform. The Republican Party no longer represents people, they represent UN regulated businesses, the ones that are now harming American workers and they represent states Rights, the ones who are making it difficult to vote and difficult to have expanded Medicaid and Healthcare. The Republicans have also become the Party of Climate deniers and don’t want innovations and innovators!
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/oct/05/techscape-molly-russell-inquest What content is safe for a child to view online? Who gets to decide what is OK and what is dangerous? And how much of a role should a government, a company or a parent play in that decision? These questions were brought into focus by the inquest into the death of 14-year-old Molly … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Is an American company capable of making decisions about our children’s online safety? The British coroner and the new regulatory arm of the British Government, have found against Instagram, in the suicide of 14 yr old Molly Russell. The Coroner decided that Meta was responsible for showing harmful content to a young teenager, 6 months prior to her suicide. In America, there is no Law regulating content appropriate for teenage viewing. In Australia, they’ve determined that content provided on online platforms must be regulated as well. Not only is content harmful to kids, it’s been separately found that data about our kids is shared with third parties and violates their privacy. In America, changing Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act, would make the internet safer for our kids and strengthen our Democracy. Regulation can act as a megaphone for truth and science and not a megaphone for disinformation, misinformation and violence. Think? Do you want a Corporation deciding what you see? Shouldn’t Corporations be accountable for their content? Wouldn’t you want control over who sees your data? Wouldn’t you want the ability to opt out of forced agreements? If you answered , yes, then the Social Media Platforms must be researched and their Algorithms made transparent., too!