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Daily Digest 6/29 - Good News Friday: The Fastest Growing Green Jobs, How To Make A City Waterproof

Friday, June 29, 2018, 7:45 AM

This is Good News Friday, where we find some good economic, energy, and environmental news and share it with PP readers. Please send any positive news to [email protected] with subject header "Good News Friday." We will save and post weekly. Enjoy!

Economy

If You Really Want to Curb Migration, Get Serious About Climate Change (jdargis)

Many things are exacerbating the effects of the drought in Central America, including pervasive deforestation and farmers overtaxing their land. But according to Climatelinks, a project of the United States Agency for International Development, the average temperature in El Salvador has risen 2.34 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1950s, and droughts have become longer and more intense. The sea has risen by three inches since the 1950s, and is projected to rise seven more by 2050. Between 2000 and 2009, 39 hurricanes hit El Salvador, compared with 15 in the 1980s. This, too, is predicted to get worse.

The Rise Of DNA Storage (Sparky1)

Most digital archives—from music to satellite images to research files—are currently saved on magnetic tape. Tape is cheap. But it takes up space. And it has to be replaced roughly every 10 years. “Today’s technology is already close to the physical limits of scaling,” says Victor Zhirnov, chief scientist of the Semiconductor Research Corporation. “DNA has an information-storage density several orders of magnitude higher than any other known storage technology.”

11 of the Fastest Growing Green Jobs (Thomas R.)

Green roof gardens can deliver locally sourced foods that help protect the environment by minimizing the use of pesticides, fossil fuels, and other resources to grow and transport food to market from larger commercial farms. Green roofs can also improve the urban environment by insulating buildings against energy loss, managing storm water, improving air quality, and providing places of recreation.

8 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child to Go Green (Thomas R.)

It seems every day kids come home with worksheets and piles of assorted papers. After going through the work with your kids and confirming that they no longer need to keep them, take a paper shopping bag that's too tattered to reuse and have your child put their papers in there to recycle. You can also have a designated bin for paper. Most town recycling takes paper, but many schools, churches and nonprofits have a bin specifically for paper recycling, like Abitibi Paper Retriever.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins as a Democratic Socialist With a 21st-Century Vision (thc0655)

Nixon backed Ocasio-Cortez and hailed Tuesday’s win as “what happens when you give people a choice. They show up, and they reject the status quo.”

U.S. Senate Committee Proposes $50 Million to Prevent Mothers Dying in Childbirth (jdargis)

The funding is included in the appropriation committee’s $179.3 billion budget bill for the departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies, which was approved on a 30-1 vote. On Tuesday, a different Senate panel — the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee — unanimously passed the Maternal Health Accountability Act, sponsored by Democrat Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Republican Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia.

It’s time to go nuclear in the fight against climate change (jdargis)

Solar power has grown at a whopping 68 percent average rate over the past 10 years, but still accounts for less than 2 percent of total U.S. electricity generation. The 99 reactors in the U.S. generate about 10 times that amount. Roughly 30 nuclear facilities are set to retire in the next few years because those plants have become economically infeasible. (California regulators voted unanimously Thursday to shutter Diablo Canyon, the state’s last remaining plant, in 2025.) That’s despite these facilities producing more than double the amount of electricity than all the solar panels in the United States combined.

How to make a city waterproof (tmn)

Called “Waterlicht” (Waterlight), the installation was the work of Daan Roosegaarde, a Dutch artist; New York was just one stop on a tour of global cities. Roosegaarde’s intention is to focus people’s minds on the prospect of a watery future. “Above all it gets people who might never do so talking about water and global warming,” he says. Often the conversation turns to keeping water out. But increasingly urban planners and designers are taking their cues from Rotterdam, the city where Roosegaarde lives and works: they are working out how to let water in.

Gold & Silver

Click to read the PM Daily Market Commentary: 6/28/18

Provided daily by the Peak Prosperity Gold & Silver Group

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CAF and Richard Dolan on false flags, gun control

Catherine says we have to "call this for what it is" (showing a picture of a cow patty)

With regards to school shootings, we can change the narative by saying:  "No this was a false flag.  I don't buy it."  This undoes the effectiveness of this tactic.

In the top left corner she has a vimeo 4 minute exerpt of an interview.

https://home.solari.com/

Catherine Austin Fitts is "way out there."  My experience is that you don't want to burden your thinking with the decision "Is she 100% right or 100% wrong."  Just glean what is available and accessable.

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First domino?

Anybody else worried about Deutsche Bank (again)?  I've been holding my breath on them for 18 months since they were voted "Systemically Important Financial Institution Most Likely to be the First Domino to Fall and Trigger the Worldwide Economic Collapse."  wink

Maybe a merger with Tesla would help them out.  surprise

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Re:It’s time to go nuclear in the fight against climate change

Nuclear is dead. The Vogtle Plant in Georgia, (the only new plant under construction) is at least $20 Billion over budget. No Operator is going to even try to build a new plant. Also the closure of all these old nuclear plants is going to cost ratepayers billions. It costs several billion to decommission & clean up each plant. 

FWIW: I expect NatGas to make up the shortfall as nuclear plants are decommissioned. The US will have to get by with less electricity & considerable high prices for electricity.

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JHK Cracks me up

Hidden Figures

The fabulous Coen Brothers of Hollywood couldn’t come up with a wackier Deep State than the one depicted on Cable News this week. Thursday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing had Congressman Jim Jordan (R- Ohio) in the role of “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski doing battle with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as “Osborne Cox” in Burn After Reading. Rosenstein was sure burning, or at least smoldering in his seat, as Jordan badgered him about threatening House staffers by subpoenaing their emails and phone calls…!

The gotcha moment: “You can’t subpoena a phone call,” Rosenstein answered, trying to suppress his mirthful smirk… as in, listen to me, you dim, Rotarian, Buckeye clod, with your worthless JD from the most obscure law school in the darkest corner of your meth-and vicodan-addled state… you can’t subpoena a phone call, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…!

Had Mr. Jordan been a little more nimble of mind in his Dude role, had he not, say, downed that Red Bull and Ayahuasca “pick-me-up” before the committee session, he might have come back smartly at Mr. Rosenstein with a simple, “…yes, but you can subpoena the records of phone calls, can’t you?” Schwing. Only the poor clod muffed it, and Rosenstein’s praetorian guard of attorneys in the seats behind him joined in the mirthful smirkery, grand fellows of the Deep State are we, we eat Buckeyes for breakfast!

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Correlation is not causation? I wonder what changed?

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sand_puppy wrote: Hidden
sand_puppy wrote:

Hidden Figures

The fabulous Coen Brothers of Hollywood couldn’t come up with a wackier Deep State than the one depicted on Cable News this week. Thursday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing had Congressman Jim Jordan (R- Ohio) in the role of “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski doing battle with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein as “Osborne Cox” in Burn After Reading. Rosenstein was sure burning, or at least smoldering in his seat, as Jordan badgered him about threatening House staffers by subpoenaing their emails and phone calls…!

The gotcha moment: “You can’t subpoena a phone call,” Rosenstein answered, trying to suppress his mirthful smirk… as in, listen to me, you dim, Rotarian, Buckeye clod, with your worthless JD from the most obscure law school in the darkest corner of your meth-and vicodan-addled state… you can’t subpoena a phone call, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha…!

Had Mr. Jordan been a little more nimble of mind in his Dude role, had he not, say, downed that Red Bull and Ayahuasca “pick-me-up” before the committee session, he might have come back smartly at Mr. Rosenstein with a simple, “…yes, but you can subpoena the records of phone calls, can’t you?” Schwing. Only the poor clod muffed it, and Rosenstein’s praetorian guard of attorneys in the seats behind him joined in the mirthful smirkery, grand fellows of the Deep State are we, we eat Buckeyes for breakfast!

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Yep, but in the end, I think (hope) that we dirt people will put up a fight that the praetorian guard cannot even imagine.

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