Features kids around the world singing and dancing. Enjoy!
Good article about how several world cities are reducing auto travel by a variety of measures. We could suggest some of these to our city.
The Associated Press 11/05/19
SAN FRANCISCO » Google employees are demanding the company issue a climate plan that commits it to zero emissions by 2030.
An online petition posted Monday bears signatures from more than a thousand Google employees. It also calls on Google to decline contracts that would support the extraction of fossil fuels and to avoid collaborating with organizations involved with the oppression of refugees.
Amazon and Microsoft employees have similarly called on their employer to take steps for climate change action. Workers from both companies joined climate marches in September.
Google employees have been especially vocal in issuing demands and calling for change within the company. Employees have protested sexual misconduct and forced arbitration practices within the company and Google’s treatment of contract workers.
New York Times article includes updated mapping showing huge problems by 2050 in many world cities
This Bloomberg Article is good news
“The idea is to put more carbon into the soil,” said Orr. “That’s not going to be a simple thing because of the natural conditions. But keeping the carbon in the soil and getting that natural vegetation, grazing land etc. thriving again — that’s the key.”
Last month, at a UN conference on desertification in New Delhi, 196 countries plus the European Union agreed to a declaration that each country would adopt measures needed to restore unproductive land by 2030.