Goldman Sachs & Climate Change

We’re all seeing tons of dialogue and demonstrations concerning climate change. However, when a major private investment company invests in research to see how climate change will affect the future – so they can guide their investors (and themselves) – the report may have more credibility than that of politicians trying to impress us to gain our money and votes.

I’ll add comments afterwards about positive things we can and need to do.

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Goldman Sachs released a 34-page analysis of the impact of climate change.

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An Electric Future

By now, the effect of burning fossil fuels is quite clear. What many don’t seem to understand is:

 

We can enjoy a better quality-of-life experience

and for less money, when we make

the switch to electric.

 

Here’s an announcement from the world’s biggest car manufacturer, Volkswagen, about both new electric models and about a major investment in battery production, which will drop the cost of their e-cars even more.  Other car manufacturers are doing the same – expanding their range of body types as they cut costs.… Keep reading

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

You’ve likely heard all sorts of advocacies about how we need to reduce our carbon footprint. But … we also want to live as comfortable a life as we can.  Here’s a report that provides specific things we can do – without lowering our quality-of-life experience.  Examples are UK-based, I added bold inflections, and I’ll add comments afterwards.

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The practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint (that actually work)

 

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Waste World

When I was a kid, when my shoes wore out, we took them to a shoe repair shop for new heels or soles, because the leather part of the shoe was still in good condition. Then … along came Hush Puppies!  They were a lot cheaper, and when they wore out, we’d just throw them away.  As a kid, I never thought about big picture concepts such as “the disposable economy.”  Neither did my parents.  In fact, I’m not sure how many of us today think about the implications of the concept. … Keep reading

White Supremacy & Sustainable Living

Here’s an unusual report that, on the surface, might cause us to wonder what white supremacy has to do with “Sustainable Living.” Yet, it’s a very important question to ponder.  First the article, then some comments.

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FBI DIRECTOR SAYS WHITE SUPREMACY IS A ‘PERSISTENT, PERVASIVE THREAT’ TO THE US

 

Marshall Cohen

CNN

April 4, 2019

 

Washington (CNN) FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that white supremacy presents a “persistent” and “pervasive” threat to the United States, breaking from President Donald Trump, who has sidestepped questions of whether white nationalists present a growing problem.… Keep reading