Category Archives: Africa

Deforestation

It seems to me…. “Who owns this forest? Not the government, not the village, nor any of us. The real owners are those not yet born. We are merely custodians, entrusted with the privilege of taking only what we need … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arid Areas, biodiversity, Carbon Dioxide, Carthage, Change, China, China, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Conference, CO2, CO₂, Deforestation, Desertification, Deserts, Ecology, Ecosystem, Environment, Europe, Extinctions, Farming, Fossil Fuels, Global Warming, Global Warming, Greece, Greenhouse, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change, Loess Plateau, Mediterranean, Natural Habitat, Photosynthesis, Roman Empire, Sahara Desert, Shaanzi Province, Transportation, Yannan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Universal Basic Income

It seems to me…. “A certain small income, sufficient for necessities, should be secured for all, whether they work or not.” ~ Bertrand Russell[1]. In the U.S. and some other nations; e.g., Finland, Netherlands, Kenya, and Canada (and in Alaska); … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, AmeriCorps, Automation, Automation, California Conservation Corps, Canada, Canada, CCC, CNCS, Corporation for National Community Service, Debt, Debt, economic growth, Education, Education, Employment, Finland, GDP, Gini Coefficient, Gini Coefficient, Gross Domestic Product, Healthcare, Income, Inequality, Inequality, Kenya, Mortgages, Netherlands, Peace Corps, Populism, Precarity, Productivity, Robotics, Taxes, Taxes, UBI, Universal Basic Income, VISTA, Volunteers in Service to America, Works Projects Administration, WPA | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Environmental Degradation

It seems to me…. “Unprecedented technological capabilities combined with unlimited human creativity have given us tremendous power to take on intractable problems like poverty, unemployment, disease, and environmental degradation. Our challenge is to translate this extraordinary potential into meaningful change.” … Continue reading

Posted in Adélie Penguins, Africa, Agriculture, Alaska, Antarctic, Arctic, Asthma, Avian Flu, Beetles, Bronchitis, Carbon Dioxide, Cholera, Climate, Climate Change, Climate Change Conference, CO₂, Crustaceans, Deforestation, Dengue Fever, Desertification, Disease, Disease, Drought, Drought, Droughts, Ebola, Ecology, Emphysema, Environment, Farming, Farms, Fire, Floods, Floods, Glaciers, Global Warming, Healthcare, Hurricane, Hurricane, Immigration, Insects, Malaria, Mollusks, Mosquito, Mountain Pine, Phytoplankton, Plague, Polar Bears, Sea Level, Storms, Tuberculosis, Water, Weather, Weather, weather, West Nile, Wildfires | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

China’s Growth Strength

It seems to me…. “My sense is that we’re ready for another industrial revolution in this country. The great minds and innovators of Silicon Valley would come through China and say, The pipeline is full of ideas – there’s personalized … Continue reading

Posted in Accord de Paris, Africa, Asia, Chile, China, economic growth, Economy, employment, Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Germany, Indonesia, Innovation, Nuclear, Nuclear, Paris Agreement, Research, Science, Solar, Solar, Technology, Technology, trade, Trump, Wind, Wind, Xi Jinping, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Send Me A Letter

It seems to me…. “As a result of the digital age and the decline of first-class mail, there is no question that the Postal Service must change and develop a new business model.” ~ Bernie Sanders[1]. A mail or courier … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Benjamin Franklin, China, Communications, Courier, Egypt, FedEx, India, Internet, Mail, Parcel Select, Persia, Pharaohs, Postage Stamp, PTT, Rome, U.S. Postal Service, Universal Postal Union, UPS, USPS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Our Erroneous China Policy

It seems to me…. “So in terms of the global economic footprint, let’s just say China within the next decade and a bit is likely to emerge as the world’s largest economy. Obviously its foreign policy and security policy footprint … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Science, Australia, Brazil, Buddhism, Budget, Canada, Carbon, Chile, China, China, Christian, Coal, Coal, Cold War, Dams, Debt, Deficit, Deficit, Deficit, Economy, Education, Education, Electrical, Energy, Environment, Environmental Protection Agency, Germany, Housing, Indonesia, Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Innovation, Innovation, Innovation, International Space Station, Investment, ISS, Jewish, Malaysia, Moon, Muslim, Muslim, NASA, NASA, National, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Netherlands, Nuclear, Nuclear, Obama, Paris Agreement, Paris Agreement, Power, Power, Religion, Renewable, Research, Research, Research, research, Science, Science, Science, Solar, Solar, Solar, South Africa, Soviet Union, Soviet Union, Space, Space, Sputnik, Technology, Technology, Thucydides Trap, Transportation, Trump, United Nations, United Nations, United Nations, War, Xi Jinping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Correcting Environmental Mistakes

It seems to me…. “I have long understood that climate change is not only an environmental issue – it is a humanitarian, economic, health, and justice issue as well.” ~ Frances Beinecke[1]. There are many areas where it now is … Continue reading

Posted in Atlantic City, Atlantic Coast, Bangladesh, Barrier Island, Blue Acres, Cape May, Climate Change, Climate Change Conference, Coastal, Environment, Environment, Farm Land, Fire, Floodplains, Floods, Floods, Global Warming, Gulf Coast, Insurance, Isle de Jean Charles, Lenape, Louisiana, Maldives, Mississippi, New Jersey, Philadelphia, River Area, Sea Level, Senegal, Tangier Island, Virginia, Weather, Weather, Wildfires, Wildland | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment