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Everyday Erinyes #154

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Furies, Yes! magazine, Megan Wildhood, climate change, disasters, accommodations, accessibility, plastic, disabilities, united design, regulations )

- 174 days ago -
A post on TomCat's blog. Disabilities and climate change - how to combat the ill effects of both.


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Pat B (354)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 12:28 pm
Disaster Preparedness: For example: In seeing how the fires were here, a few years ago, our neighborhood disaster planning will nill. One example of this was: Leaving the area, with many other cars to leave the community was an hours long wait in line, while breathing the smoke, and debris in the air. 2 main roads, and a deadlock. Also, burglars coming in by boat (from the Colorado River) to break into homes, and steal the homeowners possessions. Flooding has the same analogy here, unfortunately. I can't even imagine the horror for our disabled during another catastrophe, physically, mentally, or not being able to call for help. It's frightening, to me, imo.

Straws: I've since banned plastics, straws included, in seeing the poor sea turtle with a straw stuck in his nose on a beach somewhere. I pick up trash, litter, and gawd awful stuff along the road when I go walking, and my paper bag is full by the time I get home. Not much, but I do and am aware of how wildlife can ingest, or harm them.

I am all for stronger mandates with the environment, so that ALL of us, no matter who we are, can live a good healthy life, and leave it for our generations to come. Fingers crossed, x 10 !!!

Excellent post, Joanne, & Furies. Thank you!

Mitchell D (82)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 3:29 pm
I especially like the idea of Universal Design, never having heard of it before!

Animae C (508)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 4:49 pm
"According to data collected in 2013 from MIT, air pollution causes 200,000 early deaths a year in the United States."

Yet sadly, i guess you can't expect much in the way of the above initiatives being implemented any time soon!!

The “President” & Congress you have are not necessarily the “President” & Congress you will have forever, especially if you keep working as hard as you worked in 2018.


David C (75)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 5:15 pm
thanks, great article

David C (75)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 5:17 pm
to update Animae, there are some analysis that state 7 Million people world-wide die prematurely from air pollution......per World Health Organization!

Freya H (344)
Saturday January 26, 2019, 5:29 pm
Try to implement any reasonable initiatives to deal with climate change, and a chorus of lobotomized ninnies hollers "Fake news!" "Socialism!" "Squelching business!" and other garbage like that.

Lona Goudswaard (66)
Sunday January 27, 2019, 8:32 pm
We were having some fancy juices served in a glass jam pot as is the fashion in these hip establishments on the Sunshine Coast last week, and wondered how we could drink them without using a plastic straw and spilling it over ourselves. But we need not have worried, the straws were made of recycled paper and returned to the paper bin afterwards, and worked perfectly fine. So it apparently is easy enough to come up with sustainable design that doesn’t disenfranchise anyone. It was an open fronted/sided restaurant where air-conditioning would be a terrible waste, so they kept the place cool by spraying a very fine mist from the edges of the ceiling. That worked like a treat too.

It seems to me that young designers, already having made the switch to deal with climate change in their design, only need a little nudging from the Furies in the right direction. However, investors may need a big kick up the backside from our ladies before they are willing to go that way.
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