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Climate scientists and activists have been shouting their heads off for decades now while world leaders made empty promises and the general public rolled their eyes. Now it’s becoming very, very clear what deep shit we’re in. If you pay the slightest bit of attention to the news, you see that China’s suffering through their worst drought/heat wave in recorded history, and it beats any severe climate event any country has ever experienced.
It’s just beginning.
They’ve already lost 400,000 hectares of crops. Thousands of factories have shut down. These are the factories that make our phones and cars. So, you know, get ready for more supply chain nightmares.
That’s going to be the least of our problems.
Europe is seeing their worst droughts and heat waves in 500 years. Americans are also seeing our worst drought in a thousand years. We’re speeding right into another dust bowl. It’s easy to throw around words like “drought” and “heat wave” and then go back to laughing at videos of kittens.
So let’s talk about the implications.
It’s going to hurt.
For the last few years, we’ve had the luxury of watching natural disasters on our phones without really feeling the full consequences.
Those days are over.
Why Women Will Save Travel: Global Study Shows How Women Can Rebuild Trust Post-Pandemic
by Carolyn Ray | Jul 22, 2020 |
When it comes to travel, women are key influencers
Women make 80 to 85 percent of travel decisions and comprise two-thirds of all travellers. Our impact is significant – and it goes well beyond our role as travel consumers.
According to the most recent Global Report on Women in Tourism, published by the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in November 2019, 54 per cent of people employed globally in tourism are women. Tourism also affects the lives of women living in tourism destinations, empowering women as we work toward gender equality. Tourism contributes to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal Number 5: “To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”
Pre-pandemic, tourism was one of the fastest-growing and most important economic sectors in the world, benefitting destinations and communities worldwide, representing an estimated 10 per cent of the world’s GDP and 1 in 10 jobs globally.
Up until now, we have been the beneficiaries of a healthy travel environment. But as we watch the massive shifts happening in the tourism industry, the question I ask myself is: “How do we actively participate in rebuilding and reshaping the industry, knowing that our participation and contribution is and will continue to be significant?”
The responsibility falls on our shoulders as women to lead and inspire others, and help the industry adapt. There are things we can and must do to reframe travel that have the potential to change how, when and why we travel.
At $249 per day, prison stays leave ex-inmates deep in debt
A few states have been amending or repealing “pay-to-stay” laws that require former prisoners to reimburse states for the cost of their jail stays, sometimes at daily rates exceeding what they would have paid to stay in a luxury hotel
ByPAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press
August 27, 2022, 11:00 AM
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Two decades after her release from prison, Teresa Beatty feels she is still being punished.
When her mother died two years ago, the state of Connecticut put a lien on the Stamford home she and her siblings inherited. It said she owed $83,762 to cover the cost of her 2 1/2 year imprisonment for drug crimes.
Now, she's afraid she'll have to sell her home of 51 years, where she lives with two adult children, a grandchild and her disabled brother.
“I'm about to be homeless,” said Beatty, 58, who in March became the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the state law that charges prisoners $249 a day for the cost of their incarceration. “I just don't think it's right, because I feel I already paid my debt to society. I just don't think it's fair for me to be paying twice.”
All but two states have so-called “pay-to-stay” laws that make prisoners pay for their time behind bars, though not every state actually pursues people for the money. Supporters say the collections are a legitimate way for states to recoup millions of taxpayer dollars spent on prisons and jails.
We know that for way too long, American identity has always been overshadowed by a potent, yet
undeclared, spectrum of male dominance, misogyny and sheer out of control testosterone. As much as
non-White Americans continue to be on the wrong end of genuine socio-economic justice, so too are
American women, irrespective of color, national origin, faith, sexuality and a multitude of any other
demographics. The most obvious and alarming manifestation of that oppression is of course the recent
Supreme Court assault on Roe v Wade. Angry old, White men, often pandering to a bizarre mix of
Evangelical Christo-fascism, dog whistle racism and Donald Trump, continue to very much call the shots
in twenty-first century America.
There is very good reason that so many of today’s GOP remain transfixed by the Founding Fathers
literalism. They were, shock horror, White, slave-owners, and of course, 100% male. That would be the
reason why women only got the right to vote in 1920, and that took an amendment to the constitution
(the 19 th ) to do so. For the math lovers among us, 1920 was a mere 102 years ago. Just three generations
ago or Hell, maybe two. There is an adage kicking around that puts women who vote for the GOP being
on the same plane as turkeys voting for Christmas. That would almost be humorous if it wasn’t spot on.
And as it’s spot on, it’s quite both depressing and chilling.
Female enfranchisement and empowerment can be found on the same platform as non-White
America’s struggle for exactly the same. That both demographics find themselves under continued
assault in 2022 is a very sobering thought.
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