Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Woman's leadership role on this planet is vital to balancing today's resource, economic and environmental demands. The female voice in this planet's future before has been modest. Woman's environmental leadership has in the past been ignored, neglected and discouraged even though they are on the front lines in dealing with water, agriculture, energy and natural resource management. Also it is woman who bring new life to this planet. However the times are changing from just what is happening here in the United States. In July, Melinda Gates donated $4.3 billion dollars for those 120 million woman who want but can not afford contraception. This is one great example of investing in a better quality of life for future generations. Woman in the U.S. have an enormous economic presence. In the U.S., women control $11 trillion dollars of wealth or close to 40% of the total personal wealth. This is projected to rise almost 60% by 2020. Nearly two-thirds of women are the primary financial decision-makers in their households. Women account for 57% of bachelor’s degrees, 60% of master’s degrees, and 52% of doctoral degrees. Women earning over $100,000 grew by 17% between 2007 and 2010, compared to 2.3% growth for men. Nearly 4 out of 10 working women out-earn their husbands. Woman are both planners and savers and they focus on long-term goals, not short-term performance. They are Inquisitive, collaborative, and decisive Open to taking professional advice. Putting the needs of others first. Letting emotions drive decisions and Being too conservative with investments, Not communicating needs and objectives to loved ones. In the U.S., women control $11 trillion dollars of wealth. ●Nearly 40% of the total personal wealth ●Will rise to almost 60% by 2020 ●Nearly two-thirds of women are the primary financial decision-makers in their households Women account for 57% of bachelor’s degrees, 60% of master’s degrees, and 52% of doctoral degrees ●Women earning over $100,000 grew by 17% between 2007 and 2010, compared to 2.3% growth for men ●Nearly 4 out of 10 working women out-earn their husbands. Other Distinctions of Woman are: ●Good planners and savers ●Focus on long-term goals, not short-term performance ●Inquisitive, collaborative, and decisive ●Open to taking professional advice. ●Putting the needs of others first ●Letting emotions drive decisions ●Being too conservative with investments ●Not communicating needs and objectives to loved ones. From these recent economic changes here in the U.S. suggest that woman's role in decision-making is increasing. Melinda Gates is just one of many woman stimulating our female leadership revolution. Woman will be having a greater role in addressing and determining our environmental future.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
In Paris this week once again the international community attempted to developed cooperative measures to better this planet. Almost every week there are new findings proving human's impact upon our climate. Add to this our polarized Congress and it safe to assume things are heating up on many fronts. People’s passions, fears, despairs and frustrations are running high. Fittingly change is needed to temper our climate situation. These weather changes are highly correlated with temperature rises. All these factors are connected. Global warming is leading to increased biomass factors that adds to more melting of ice changing surface of ocean impacting major circulation patterns. 8,000 years ago-humans’ first impacted this planet with great deforestation. European heat wave used to be 1 in every 500 year event, now there is the potential for this to happen every other year. The rapid rate of climate change threatens not just our energy and food but our very quality of life. We need local, state, national and world-wide action to buffer against global warming. We know enough to act now, to put us on a path to slow, and if science permits, stop global warming. However, we lack an American will to agree that climate change is a serious and long-term crisis with potential to affect every part of the globe. What can one person do? First getting heated about the problem does not help. Next cool down and become part of the solution not emotional problem. Since our very future is dependent on profiting from climate stabilization. How can we stimulate public participating in preventative measures when our current economic system does not adequately reward such endeavors? Public demand and bipartisan support are fundamental to changing our stuffy climate with a new awareness, ingenuity! Lessening our impact on the planet, people, and fragile emotional health is road to now travel. Simple planning, to save more and pollute less is an art form that already millions of Americans share in. Our entire world culture must adapt its ways to survive. First, human population growth must be moderated. Our entire consumption society must shift to one of conservation. We can adapt ourselves as a well rounded society without extremes of poverty, and wealth. Also we can find prosperity when we juggle the shortages of water, accumulation of wastes and the damage to biodiversity to show respect for all things in this world. Conserving root comes from two words. Con which can mean to examine carefully, persuade, and steer or even an opposing view. Serve means to work for, prepare, and offer and to complete. Together conserving means to protect from loss and harm: to prevent from waste, injury; to economize. When people conserve, they wake up to how we all are connected. Our prosperity has a ripple effect. Conservation creates a new cool!