Stiglitz: “The answer is we need no evictions, no foreclosures on all properties, and the government should guarantee pay.” Credit card companies should also put “a stay on interest on all debt.”

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explained what was needed saying, “The answer is we need no evictions, no foreclosures on all properties, and the government should guarantee pay.” In addition, credit card companies should also put “a stay on interest on all debt.”  When COVID-19 first began, we pointed out that the US healthcare system was not prepared to respond and showed the problems of …

Notes from Open Energy Modeling Workshop – March 2020

Greg Schivley, US. PowerGenome – all the data for your US capacity expansion model — everything need to consider. Interested in adding modules to GenX to be able to expand it. The goal is to spend less time wrangling data, getting things in the right format, for the right regions, and to test sensitivities and policies. As everyone know, a …

Big Data Could Revolutionize Transportation

Is That a Good Thing? Most of us are already sharing our location with private corporations almost every day. Could we use that data for good — or do we need to fight back against rider surveillance? By Kea Wilson, Mar 13, 2020 Imagine a world where your local planning department leaders know exactly how many people are driving, walking, biking …

Check out an ebook online from your local library at no cost through systems like Hoopla, Libby, and Overdrive.

Check out an ebook online from your local library at no cost through systems like Hoopla, Libby, and Overdrive.  From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want by Rob Hopkins. The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it’s more important now than …

O&G flaring even with access to pipeline, simply because the company didn’t want to pay the fees to ship the gas

DeSmogBlog, The Future of Exxon and the Permian’s Flaring Crisis, by Nick Cunningham • Wednesday, March 11, 2020  Share Tweet Reddit Share Share On March 5, there was a sense of drama and tension unlike in years past as ExxonMobil’s top executives gathered for their annual Investor Day presentation, a highly anticipated event where the oil major lays out its plans for the next few years in an …

44% of Americans don’t see a doctor when they’re sick or injured due to cost. 40% said they were more afraid of having to pay for health care if seriously ill than were afraid of getting seriously ill (33%). 90% of workers admitted to coming to work sick occasionally, and 33% said they come to work all the time when they’re sick

A 2018 survey by the University of Chicago and the West Health Institute found that over the previous year, 44% of Americans didn’t see a doctor when they were sick or injured due to cost.  Stunningly, 40% of Americans surveyed said they were more afraid of having to pay for health care if they were seriously ill than were afraid of actually …

America Misled: Fossil Fuel Execs Lied to the Public About Climate Science for Years

Climate disinformation has had many negative effects. It reduces public understanding of climate change (3) , lowers support for climate action(4_ , cancels out accurate information (5,6), polarizes the public along political lines(7) , and reinforces climate silence–the lack of public dialogue and private conversation about climate change (8) . Climate deniers directly impact the scientific community–and, in turn, its …

Climate Models Are Running Red Hot, and Scientists Don’t Know Why

Earth-system models are the workhorses of climate research, helping scientists test ideas about the impact of ice-sheet melting, soil moisture and clouds, all without waiting for the actual planet to fall apart. There are more than a hundred models used to forecast the relationship between carbon dioxide and warming, developed by about two dozen independent research groups. The simulators used …

Tipping Points to a World Where Air is Clean, Streets are Quiet, Transport is Free, Power is Available, Education is Attainable, & Health Care is Accessible to All

(Really, we need Bernie and some bans/mandates to stop registering new fossil fueled vehicles, and socializing some common goods, rather than support for Billionaires and the top 1% of people and corporations) Originally posted on Luckybeanz.By Mark Harpur Imagine a world where transport is free, air is clean, and streets are quiet. Imagine a world where education is attainable, power available, …