PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Always something to think about

1. 9/1/13 NY TIMES: Facing fire over challenge to Louisiana’s Oil industry.Panel’s lawsuit over wetlands stirs tensions. Studies of the State’s catastrophic loss of 2000 square miles of marsh lands , which had provided a buffer against hurricanes, show that oil and gas activity has come at a steep price. While the State reaps oil … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Always something to think about

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: What’s happening in our Towns/ thinking Local

1. NY TIMES 8/12/13 Arid Southwest cities’ plea : LOSE THE LAWN. Water is precious in the Southwest. Prompting several States to offer payment as an incentive to homeowners to tear up their lawn. It’s working, but slowly. In Mesa, Arizona 250,000 ft ( 5.6 acres) of residential lawn has been returned to desert scape. … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: What’s happening in our Towns/ thinking Local

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Two new Posts released , please read and comment

Hi there: I’ve just Posted two Bogs, they can be seen@ grandmajsilver on Twitter in their proper order or on Word press thevoiceofjoyce. Look for : Public Advocacy: Progress on the Issues, this 2 nd post is listed under May 18 th when it was started. Sorry for the confusion. Please read and comment, the … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Two new Posts released , please read and comment

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: What’s happening? Climate Change Solutions

1. Germany has made a conscious effort to stop it’s dependence on fossil fuels. They are concerned by the rising cases of child asthma. THEREFORE; I wasn’t surprised to read the following articles in the FINANCIAL TIMES 1st on 7/3 & then on 7/5/13. The first article by Pilita Clark in London: Pay Nations to … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: What’s happening? Climate Change Solutions

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: In my humble opinion, seeking the good life!

1. To all my followers, I am deeply troubled by the ” state of our economic recovery”. I’ve tried to remain politically neutral , since I was disappointed in the results of both Parties. It seems that I was incorrect. The sequester and it’s results are too devastating to the American people to remain silent. … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: In my humble opinion, seeking the good life!

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Highest levels of CO2 reported/ solutions

1. PBS NIGHTLY NEWS: Rockefeller University weighs in on Cities and their need to build redundant systems. A Smart grid was proposed as a project, creating redundant systems with the capacity to respond to weather crisis by delinking from the network when needed. Rockefeller University will partner with Miami, giving them a grant to implement … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Highest levels of CO2 reported/ solutions

Public Advocacy: All being Equal: Science and Finance truths

1. NY TIMES 4/5/13. In sign of Global Warming, 1600 years of ice in Peru’s Andes melted in 25 years. This is significant because, the retreat of the ice cap in Quelccaya, may pose a threat to water resources in the area. It is predicted that large cities like Lima and La Paz may suffer … More Public Advocacy: All being Equal: Science and Finance truths

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Infrastructure debate, it’s all about the MONEY

1. Bill Moyers 3/17/13 and his guest Anthony Lieserwicz postulate; THE GOVERNMENT AND THE CORPORATIONS RUNNING THIS NATION HAVE A Short term myopic focus which misses the urgency of Climate Change. 4 out of 10 people have never heard of Climate Change. HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? It’s not too late to act, we haven’t begun … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Infrastructure debate, it’s all about the MONEY

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Climate Effects plus more notes on Finance

1. NY TIMES 3/14/13 Monarch migration plunges to lowest level in decades: Interesting with the advent more farming, more corn production, logging the milkweed plants and other plants, known to produce food for Monarch butterflies has been decimated . Starting in the northern hemisphere reaching into Mexico approximately 150 million acres have been lost . … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Climate Effects plus more notes on Finance

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Understanding Finances and Climate change

1. Ways the middle class loses out: If you pay down your credit card debt, the settlement negotiated is free of income taxes. However, you have to agree in advance that the payment made to the card issuer is full and final settlement of the agreed upon debt. Otherwise, if you negotiate a settlement, the … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Understanding Finances and Climate change