70 years of urban growth in 1 infographic

My Comments: The number of humans on this planet keeps growing. All of us need food and water to survive. And most of us are living longer and longer. All of this is producing profound changes in how we live our lives, our politics, where we live and how we respond to threats, both perceived …

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Have You Heard The Good News About Sea Level Rise?

My Comments: People my age tend to be less concerned about climate change than do young people. I guess it’s because by the time parts of the country become unlivable, we’ll be in our graves (they may be underwater but we’ll never know it). Since it appears changes are underway and for reasons that appear …

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National debt surpasses record $23 trillion

On Friday, October 25, 2019, the U.S. national debt surpassed $23 trillion, per the Treasury Department and the Peterson Foundation. Why it matters: The national debt met the $22 trillion mark just nine months ago and has soared $3 trillion since Trump took office, when it rested at $19.95 trillion. The White House projected in …

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Forget millennials — the real financial time bomb in America is Gen X

My Comments: Which generation are you from? I’m in front of the baby boomers, of whom there are many millions. They surfaced following World War II. And fueled the growth of America and it’s influence across the world. The millennials are essentially the baby boomers grandkids. That leaves Gen X as the children of the …

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How a Shifting Climate Is Transforming Florida

My Comments: I’ve lived my entire adult life in the State of Florida, far from the Keys, which is where this article by Rawaha Haile is focused. My part of Florida is very different. For one thing my house is 75 feet above sea level, it’s surrounded by large oak trees, there’s a cow pasture …

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GE Has Yet Another Problem: Pensions

My Comments: Did you read the news bulletin last week that GE was terminating 4,000 salaried employees this week? There’s a reason for that and it’s described here. This problem is not just about GE, but about thousands of corporations and government entities that exist in the US. A pension plan like the one at …

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‘We’re moving to higher ground’: America’s era of climate mass migration is here

My Comments: Have you ever sat on your back porch and watched your grass grow? How about setting up a chair in the garage to watch your car rust? You know it happens but you can’t see it. Same with climate change; you know it’s happening but from day to day or even year to …

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