Interesting COVID Comparison to Ponder as 2020 Ends

Pauline Rosenberg, an environmentalist nearby who is part of our local senior center, sent me the photos below with comments via email, but she received it from someone else, so I don’t know the source of this particular article, but I did a Google search and found this link:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/07/28/fact-check-nations-beating-covid-19-female-led-coincidence/5451476002/

I find this comparison interesting because in Jane Fonda’s book, What Can I Do?, which I will review soon, she writes about women’s role and climate change. ( I believe COVID-19 is linked with climate issues: Mother Earth is out of balance  because of the way we have been slowly raping the planet and women as nurturers  may be exactly what we need if they take the lead, as Jane Fonda suggests.) Here is a link that talks about this concept:

Coronavirus and Climate Change – C-CHANGE | Harvard …

www.hsph.harvard.edu › c-change › subtopics › coron…
We don’t have direct evidence that climate change is influencing the spread of COVID-19, but we do know that climate change alters how we relate to other species on Earth and that matters to our health and our risk for infections. … Many of the root causes of climate change also increase the risk of pandemics.

MALE VS FEMALE Heads of Countries

The countries most affected by corona virus are the USA, Brazil, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy and France.

 

Here are photos of their leaders:

 

 

The countries that are recognized as having managed the
crisis best are Germany, Taiwan, New Zealand, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Denmark.

 

Here are photos of their leaders:

 

Go figure!

NOVEMBER 2020: Election Jitters During COVID-19 Upticks

Note: This Presidential election is too important not to post something on my website. I read these items first in Jane Fonda’s book, What Can I Do, under the heading of 10 Steps for the Next Administration’s First 10 Days. I Googled the title and found this excellent resource which has lots more info: www.climatepresident.org.

Each step has an explanatory paragraph, so please go to the website for the whole story. Fonda’s book also contains information on how to transition away from fossil fuel dependency in a just and fair manner so people don’t lose their jobs, homes, and dignity (See step #7). I will be reviewing her book soon.

No matter who becomes president, these actions seem important enough to post and I urge you to go to the website for more information.  I also believe that the virus and climate change are linked. Chapter 13 of What Can I Do? is about Health and Climate Change, which I plan to review in a future posting, separate from the book review, since my website focuses on health (of the body [microcosm] and the planet[macrocosm].

 

TEN ESSENTIAL CLIMATE ACTIONS THE NEXT PRESIDENT
CAN TAKE WITHOUT CONGRESS

  1. Declare a national climate emergency under the National Emergencies Act.
  2. Keep fossil fuels in the ground.
  3. Stop fossil fuel exports and infrastructure approvals.
  4. Shift financial flows from fossil fuels to climate solutions.
  5. Use the Clean Air Act to set a science-based national pollution cap for greenhouse pollutants. Then, use all Clean Air Act programs to drive emissions towards zero economy-wide.
  6. Power the electricity sector with 100% clean and renewable energy by 2030 and promote energy democracy. 
  1. Launch a just transition to protect our communities, workers, and economy.
  2. Advance climate justice: Direct federal agencies to assess and mitigate environmental harms to disproportionately Indigenous Peoples, People and Communities of Color, and low-wealth communities.
  3. Make Polluters pay: Investigate and prosecute fossil fuel polluters for the damages they have caused. Commit to veto all legislation that grants legal immunity for polluters, undermines existing environmental laws, or advances false solutions.
  4. Rejoin the Paris Agreement and lead with science-based that ensure that the United States, as the world’s largest cumulative historical emitter, contributes its fair share and advances climate justice.

 

Please go to the website for the valuable information contained within each of the
10 Climate Actions: www.climatepresident.org

 

AND, DON’T FORGET TO VOTE!

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