Will it be easy? Can it be done? Here is a game created by the Financial Times with real research based data.
Climate Change and pollution often dominate the conversation around the environment and can appear to be large and intimidating problems. This doesn’t mean one is powerless to make a difference. We would like to share 3 tips we have found to be exceptionally helpful for protecting our environment while also helping to pad your pocket book. These tips may seem obvious to some, but a surprising number of people overlook these simple ideas to help make a personal difference with environmental and financial benefits!
Some quick math show’s how quickly this environmentally friendly shift can benefit you. A basic thermos can cost anywhere from $15 to $30. In contrast, a 24 pack of bottled water will cost you a little over $5 (though many places may cost more). If you consume a single bottle a day, you will spend on average about $6.25 a month. At this rate, a thermos would begin to save you over the long term in as little as 2 and a half months, last far longer, and not contribute to the problem of plastic pollution. And with a recent report finding less than 6% of plastic is recycled in the US, this can be a good first step for addressing plastic pollution in your community.
2)A home rotary fan: It gets hot in the summer and turning up the a/c is perhaps the most soothing way to deal with this problem. Unfortunately air-conditioning can be a very expensive service, and lead to significant spikes in your power bill. Worse still, the energy consumption of cities worth of such devices can strain local power grids, leading to brown outs or leading to significantly increased emissions from unclean fossil fuel based power plants. A simple rotary fan can sometimes be sufficient for helping to reduce ones energy consumption without forgoing the ability to cool off during the hot summer months.
3) A home garden: While a fun hobby for some, growing your own food can be both a fun way to help the environment while also protecting your wallet from the challenges of inflation. From backyards full of rows upon rows of vegetables, to the simple 2 pots of tomatoes on the back porch; growing food in a local garden can help you save money while mitigating the environmental impacts of relying upon food transported hundreds (or even thousands) of miles from farm to plate.
Climate change has increased the frequency and intensity of droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe climate events. We often think of migrants as people from other countries, often wanting to come the the United States. But what may surprise you is that some people inside the United States are becoming climate migrants. Check out the CNN article below for more information on what some people are experiencing.
Summary: The SEC proposed new Rules requiring companies to share “climate change” impact issues that could effect the performance of the underlying stock prices. Read the announcement below.
SEC Proposes Rules to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors
Washington D.C., March 21, 2022 —
The Securities and Exchange Commission today proposed rule changes that would require registrants to include certain climate-related disclosures in their registration statements and periodic reports, including information about climate-related risks that are reasonably likely to have a material impact on their business, results of operations, or financial condition, and certain climate-related financial statement metrics in a note to their audited financial statements. The required information about climate-related risks also would include disclosure of a registrant’s greenhouse gas emissions, which have become a commonly used metric to assess a registrant’s exposure to such risks.
“I am pleased to support today’s proposal because, if adopted, it would provide investors with consistent, comparable, and decision-useful information for making their investment decisions, and it would provide consistent and clear reporting obligations for issuers,” said SEC Chair Gary Gensler. “Our core bargain from the 1930s is that investors get to decide which risks to take, as long as public companies provide full and fair disclosure and are truthful in those disclosures. Today, investors representing literally tens of trillions of dollars support climate-related disclosures because they recognize that climate risks can pose significant financial risks to companies, and investors need reliable information about climate risks to make informed investment decisions. Today’s proposal would help issuers more efficiently and effectively disclose these risks and meet investor demand, as many issuers already seek to do. Companies and investors alike would benefit from the clear rules of the road proposed in this release. I believe the SEC has a role to play when there’s this level of demand for consistent and comparable information that may affect financial performance. Today’s proposal thus is driven by the needs of investors and issuers.”
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Simulations Foundation is actively working on the project “Insulate it Forward.” Our first identified house is the one shown here. It was damaged by Hurrican Michael and bought by a single mother, first time home owner. The idea is to use local help from churches or civic organizations to provide the labor and then find funding to pay for the physical insulations. This project is well on its way. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.
One of our board directors is a scientist/professor Dr. Chandana Mitra. She is a Climatologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences, Auburn University. She is part of a team that runs the Alabama Environment Awareness Channel. They are part of “Amverica View” with funding from the U.S. Geological Society. We recommend you subscribe to their channel as they are continually updating the channel with additional simulations relative to earth remote sensing.
What does it take to convince people that climate change is really? What does it take to convince you that anything is real and that you need to take action. Here is a short animation discussing what percent of experts does it take you to believe and take action?
A lot of simulators are computer generated as building physical simulators can get very expenses, but here is a hurricane simulator that can create category 5+ simulated hurricanes.
Climate change is real and can be easily seen around Panama City, Florida.
Hurricane Michael struck the Panama City area in 2018. Accouding to the Florida Forest Service we lost about 1,000,000 trees. Many of them were pine and many of them were never removed. That area of dead trees is perfect place for fires to happen when we don’t get enough moisture. That is exactly what happen here in Panama City. Someone was burning trash and it got out of control. The names of those fires became the Star
Avenue, Adkins and Bertha Swamp Road Fires. They consumed 33,000 acres or 51 square miles and was only finally contained by a number of days of rain.