News: Real Estate, Risk, Economics. Mar. 27, 2018

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1) Two New Satellites Set to Study One of Earth’s Most Critically Changing Regions

2) Exclusive: This is the most dexterous robot ever created

3) Dirt: The Only Solution to the Climate Crisis?

4) The Problem with Cooking with (Fracked) Gas

5) 5 Injured in Southern California Balcony Collapse

6) In Reply to Cities’ Liability Suit, One Oil Firm Agrees Humans Causing Climate Change

7) All of the Reasons Why Trump Can Win a Trade War with China

  1.    Two New Satellites Set to Study One of Earth’s Most Critically Changing Regions

    Global Warming started primarily by carbon burning: Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas:

    In 2018, NASA will intensify its focus on one of the most critical but remote parts of our changing planet with the launch of two new satellite missions and an array of airborne campaigns. GRACE-FO and ICESat-2 will use radically different techniques to observe how the massive ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are changing over time and how much they are contributing to sea level rise. The space agency is launching these missions at a time when decades of observations from the ground, air, and space have revealed signs of change in Earth’s ice sheets, sea ice, glaciers, snow cover, and permafrost. Collectively, scientists call these frozen regions of our planet the “cryosphere.” Music: Pending News by Christian Telford Complete transcript available.

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  2.    Exclusive: This is the most dexterous robot ever created

    It’s only the beginning. I’ve been reading about soft muscle-tissue for robots that’s really cheap to make and works really well already. How long will you have to work if robots can replace human labor of all sorts and end up out thinking the deepest thinkers? Why are we afraid?

    My hope is that they will end up being extensions of our own intelligence that will come right back to us in positive ways once we get beyond the selfish stage in human development.

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  3.    Dirt: The Only Solution to the Climate Crisis?

    I think this is great.

    Technological advancements will continue coming. Some may do a great job helping to reverse global warming; however, we can regenerate the soils of the Earth right now.

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  4.    The Problem with Cooking with (Fracked) Gas

    Of the 108 volatile organic compounds, or substances that easily become vapors or gases, found in gas from four Massachusetts municipalities tested, 27 are chemicals that are considered hazardous by federal Clean Air Act standards, and 12 are suspected carcinogens.

    Wow, this article is important information. I must admit, I thought the gas was somehow cleaned too.

    It wouldn’t be so cheap if they had to filter it. Where would the toxic filters go? Are tons of toxic pollution building up in houses and apartments from this? What did the fracking companies know but didn’t say? Does any of this explain some of the rise in so many health problems we’re seeing?

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  5.    5 Injured in Southern California Balcony Collapse

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  6.    In Reply to Cities’ Liability Suit, One Oil Firm Agrees Humans Causing Climate Change

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  7.    All of the Reasons Why Trump Can Win a Trade War with China

    This is the first article that echoed my own previously published statements concerning tariffs I’ve seen.

    I’ve pointed out that the US couldn’t help but win given the trade deficit and the fact that the US would only largely benefit by leveling the “rules” and becoming more Autarkratic (self-sufficient). Of course, we’d have to be careful not to increase pollution and environmental damage due to greater manufacturing and sourcing of materials. Exporting pollution and damage is not a sustainable solution regardless, as we’re on one planet together with shared air and waters, etc.

    All of that said, I’m not for seeing the Chinese people failing to make real progress (real: not at the ultimate negative expense of others).

    All of the difficulties are solvable if we cooperate intelligently rather than do nothing but compete while ignoring the damage.

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