http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/09/29/climate/new-orleans-saltwater-map.html Saltwater is swiftly pushing its way up the Mississippi River and is expected to contaminate most of the New Orleans public drinking water supply on Oct. 28. President Biden declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, releasing federal funds to Louisiana. Officials are concerned about saltwater corroding lead pipes, which could leach heavy metals … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Army Core of Engineers building a wedge in the Mississippi to prevent Saltwater from reaching New Orleans piping. If saltwater gets into their water supply, the pipes corrode and New Orleans will be without clean drinking water. A State of Emergency has been declared.
The Guardian’s timeline of events shows just how much Antarctic sea ice is melting bringing us closer to rising heat, El Niño and more heat. With heat comes floods, hailstones and fires. How much can we endure, before voting for a change in Leadership and technology? http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2023/sep/29/the-hottest-summer-in-human-history-a-visual-timeline
Clarence Thomas has continually hidden his network of super donors who have business before the Court. When do these concealed donations became a corruptible offense, punishable by Impeachment? The next case to be heard by the court and sponsored by the Koch brothers, would tie Regulators hands and let businesses be more unaccountable. When do … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Why aren’t Justice Thomas’s alliances with Big Business, Corporate Billionaires impeachable offenses?
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/08/28/climate/groundwater-drying-climate-change.html GLOBAL WARMING HAS FOCUSED concern on land and sky as soaring temperatures intensify hurricanes, droughts and wildfires. But another climate crisis is unfolding, underfoot and out of view. Many of the aquifers that supply 90 percent of the nation’s water systems, and which have transformed vast stretches of America into some of the world’s … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Look at the maps and determine, has your State has lost significant water from their aquifers? 40% of 85,000 wells have declining water tables, some irreversible. Our monoclonal method of farming is depleting water resources in Nebraska south to Texas. Since we can’t afford to waste more water, new technologies and crops are necessary to save our water!
http://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/16/business/electric-vehicles-uaw-gm-ford-stellantis.html Despite all the money that automakers have made in recent years, their executives express a profound unease about the growth of electric vehicles, which account for 7 percent of the U.S. new car market so far this year and are on track to surpass sales of one million this year. Managers are acutely aware … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The big three automotive companies have reason to be concerned over Union demands. The automotive companies are switching to new technology and Union workers fear for their jobs. Union workers have lost 19% in wages since 2008. If the US wants to support Union Labor, unionize all autoworkers, as EV’s are phased in.
If the Ultra wealthy continue to dominate our political discourse, few will remain , when our planet reaches 1.6 degrees Celsius. Right now our air pollution exceeds 350 ppm of Carbon dioxide, our oceans are acidifying. Our fresh water is polluted. As humans synthetic air pollution is causing diseases. We’re becoming unable to cope with … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The Earth has exceeded 6 of 9 boundaries for safe human life. Our man made destruction can be reversed, or slowed, if leaders instituted new sustainable practices.
When did we allow labor to be treated as slaves? Glad they’ve taken a stand in Minnesota. This rule should be in every State. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2023/sep/09/minnesota-construction-developers-code-of-conduct
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/sep/06/utah-great-salt-lake-lawsuit-collapse-environment If this Lawsuit is unsuccessful, the entire northern portion of Utah will have less water and be exposed to toxic dust. Big Agri is using water needlessly to grow alfalfa, a water intensive plant. Feed for cattle can be replaced with other crops. Why grow alfalfa and cattle, when there won’t be enough water … More TheVoiceOfJoyce States respond to Lawsuits. The politicians and big Agri have contributed to the loss of water in The Great Salt Lake.
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/sep/07/native-hawaiian-sovereignty-maui-wildfires After the wildfires, the Hawaiian people saved lives. They and their culture have a unique opportunity to reclaim their lands. Late Stage Capitalism destroyed Maui. It’s time to let the Indigenous Peoples reclaim their land and make their resources flourish. Don’t mistake #Late Stage Capitalism for Democracy. A profit only mentality is destroying America. … More TheVoiceOfJoyce The Indigenous Peoples of Hawaii want to re establish their sovereignty over their lands. They should be able to develop the Hawaiian Islands.
http://www.nytimes.com/2023/09/07/business/media/macarthur-foundation-grants-to-local-news.html Individual news rooms, both for profit and non profit, will be able to apply for grant money to supply independent news to communities. They’ll cover local news, infrastructure, voting rights and public policy. Finally, there’s a way to break the major media coverage of the news. Reducing the share of Major Media Platforms news … More TheVoiceOfJoyce There was a time when communities had local independent news rooms, when city, local and State policies were covered. Every cabinet position was followed by the news, too! Independent news has disappeared and the MacArthur Foundation and the Knight Foundation have joined forces with other major non profits to #Press Forward with an independent news initiative.