Carmakers Shifting

While commitments and pledges by political leaders prove to be dubious, decisions by people who put their livelihoods on the line tend to be more reliable.  Here’s a report about the shift by car manufacturers from gas to electric.  As a trend, it tells me that virtually all of us will be driving electric in very few years.

As I’ve been driving an e-car for 8 years, for all my local trips, I can tell you there’s no going back.  The car is more responsive, and costs far less to operate and maintain. … Keep reading

Consumer Products’ Synthetic Chemicals

 

Here’s a report about chemicals in everyday consumer products that are proving to be seriously detrimental to our health … including leading to early death.  I’ll add comments afterwards.

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Synthetic chemical in consumer

products linked to early

death, study finds

 

By Sandee LaMotte

CNN

October 12, 2021

 

Synthetic chemicals called phthalates, found in hundreds of consumer products such as food storage containers, shampoo, makeup, perfume and children’s toys, may contribute to some 91,000 to 107,000 premature deaths a year among people ages 55 to 64 in the United States, a new study found.… Keep reading

Insurers’ Biggest Worry

One of the major problems facing us today is:  With so many media spouting so much conflicting information, it’s difficult to know what to believe.  Is the pandemic real or trumped up?  Is climate change real or trumped up?  Are 3rd world food crises real?  Is climate change really being caused by humans?  Are fossil fuels really all that harmful?

Well, insurance companies adjust their rates according to hard, reliable data.  When they refuse to insure ocean-front homes, they have solid data behind their reason to walk away from collecting their premiums. … Keep reading

Pledges vs Actions

You might notice that when political or business leaders make pledges that would have positive consequences for our world, they select far-off dates – 2030, 2050, 2060.  The cynic in me assumes they say these positive pledges to boost their image, knowing that people forget what they’ve said within a few hours … as the daily demands of life capture their attention.

And by the time those pledges are seen as bogus, those leaders are long gone, and not held accountable. … Keep reading

Eating Plastic

“Sustainable Living” encompasses so much, it’s difficult to know what to do as an individual in order to have the most positive outcome.  Here’s a well-researched article focused on specific actions we can each take to improve our health as well as that of our environment. Comments added afterwards.

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Here’s What Happens When You Eat From Plastic Containers

Darlena Cunha

EcoWatch

Jul. 01, 2021

 

Drinking water is supposed to be good for you, but what happens when you diligently carry that disposable water bottle around all day, to remind yourself to take a sip?… Keep reading