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Davos 2020 Focuses on Sustainability, CC
More Than 100 Billionaires in Attendance
Source: World Economic Forum
Several Global Corporations Rising to the CC Challenge
The 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is now underway. It opened with President Donald Trump saying "America is thriving, flourishing and winning again", just hours before his impeachment trial began in Washington, DC. The Forum is focused on sustainability, sustainable business and accelerating action globally to thwart Climate Change. Mr. Trump is not expected to discuss Climate Change, which he doesn't believe in. Climate activist 17 year old Greta Thunberg, Time's Person of the Year, will also give a keynote address. There are more than 2,000 participants including 113 billionaires. Interestingly on the eve of the Forum, several global companies have announced detailed plans to combat Climate Change.
Nestle, Amazon, Microsoft, Black Rock
Swiss food giant Nestle is investing $2 billion to use recycled plastics and cut its use of new plastics by 1/3rd by 2025. It's an impressive move by the global food leader to reduce global plastic pollution. Amazon just announced that it's going carbon neutral by 2040. As part of that, it has ordered 40 electric vans from Deutsche Post's Streetscooter unit for deliveries in Munich. Meanwhile, Microsoft has committed to removing the equivalent of its entire carbon footprint since it went into business in 1975. By 2030, it will remove more carbon It expects to completely erase it by 2050. Finally, Black Rock, the world's largest asset manager, announced that it is making fighting climate change a key part of the firm's strategy. Essentially, the firm with $7 Trillion under management is going green by escalating its holdings in green, sustainable investment vehicles.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living Source: Stock images of football players Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports : First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock