Sunday, November 27, 2022

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.




10 Responses

  1. louis curth says:

    Another “Interesting read” for all Adirondack nature lovers & activists – and its coming up right now, in our own back yard:

    UN BIODIVERSITY CONFERENCE (COP 15)
    December 7 – 19, 2022 in Montreal, Canada, governments from around the world will come together to agree on a new set of goals to guide global action through 2030 to halt and reverse nature loss.

    Nature is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees. Adoption of a bold global biodiversity framework that addresses the key drivers of nature loss is needed to secure our own health and well-being alongside that of the planet.

    WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AT COP 15:
    * Adoption of an equitable and comprehensive framework matched by the resources needed for implementation
    * Clear targets to address overexploitation, pollution, fragmentation and unsustainable agricultural practices
    * A plan that safeguards the rights of indigenous peoples and recognizes their contributions as stewards of nature
    * Finance for biodiversity and alignment of financial flows with nature to drive finances toward sustainable investments and away from environmentally harmful ones

  2. Joe Kozlina says:

    Whats up with the site today sunday Nov. 27th. Having trouble loading stories!

  3. Joe Kozlina says:

    Specifically the APA transparency story

  4. Charlie Stehlin says:

    JohnL says: “Can’t imagine what this is going to cost the US. Should be epic!”

    Does it matter what it cost? It’s only money and besides, we can’t take it with us. It’s a good cause too! It’s about saving the planet, you know….our only home! Future generations will benefit if we succeed in saving what’s left. If you look at how much money went into the mid-term elections ($16 billion) you gotta know it’s all small change JohnL, especially when you think of how that money was geared towards a few over-inflated egos, not the common good. How about what the Iraq War cost us and is still costing us! Again, to satiate a few over-inflated egos! I can go on and on but you know JohnL, you read the news.

    What is epic is the endless battles we are up against due to the way us humans continually repeat over and over again the same mistakes and not learning a darned thing. It’s as if we go against our own interests, or the interests of futurity anyway! Who cares! What does it matter innocent little Johnny and Tabitha fifty years from now, a hundred? I mean after all…..we’re not going to be around forever! Who cares about them we’ve got bills to pay, the Stupor-bowl is coming up, and too…. the malls are beckoning!

  5. JohnL says:

    Hey Charlie. “Does it matter what it costs” You bet. “It’s about saving the planet”. Nah, it’s more about distributing our wealth. Even you have got to know that we (good ol’ USA) always, not sometimes, always, pay a vastly disproportionate share of the cost of any of these ‘save the world from itself’ schemes of the UN. Just like when we’ve spent billions, if not trillions, to reduce our ‘carbon emissions’ over the past 40 years while the 2nd and 3rd biggest polluters (China and India) get a pass and aren’t made to do anything beyond token efforts. And, the latest talk, er ‘scheme’, is for us to pay ‘REPARATIONS’ to ‘developing countries’ for past carbon emissions. The developing countries getting our reparation payments may very well include our good friends, the Chinese. Again, nah, I’m not for that.
    Bottom line for me on this and any issue involving the UN is for the US to get out of it, kick the remaining member countries out of that building at 46th St and 1st avenue in NY and see how long they survive somewhere else without our largesse.
    I know you won’t agree with any of this Charlie. You and I are both pretty predictable, so I’m not trying to convince you to change your value system. You honestly believe what you believe and I respect that. I’m just letting you know what my position is all about.

  6. Charlie Stehlin says:

    “Does it matter what it costs” You bet.”

    > Again….it’s only money JohnL, especially when you realize where else we spend it, what else it goes to. The list is endless where do we begin? How about (again) the mid-term erections! The rich sure know where to put their money!

    “we (good ol’ USA) pay a vastly disproportionate share of the cost…”

    > I don’t disagree with you on this, and yes maybe things should be done different, but how do we get there? What to do about it? Maybe a good start would be if the parties started getting along hey? But how? Each has its own values, one stresses the common man and woman, living things, etc.; the other is about a fair return in monetary notes. Heck, it’s all about money and power with both parties, but the one is outright brazen about what their priorities are which is not the common man and woman, living things, etc. Maybe a good start would be to take campaign financing out of the equation! There’s an idea!

    “any issue involving the UN is for the US to get out of it, kick the remaining member countries out of that building at 46th St…..”

    > Get rid of the UN then what? Leave every country up to itself? Then we’ll be stuck with ‘every man for himself.’ It seems like that ethos is with us now and look at us! What kind of world do we want JohnL?

    “reduce our ‘carbon emissions’ over the past 40 years while the 2nd and 3rd biggest polluters (China and India) get a pass and aren’t made to do anything beyond token efforts.”

    >There was a thing called “The Paris Climate Agreement” JohnL which was a big effort to try to take a leap towards saving not ourselves as much as the planet. How long could that have lasted anyway, especially once Trump became the idiot-in-chief. He pulled America right out of that! He and his fellow Tories. Real smart move! Just like when they pulled out of the “Iran nuclear deal.” Real smart wouldn’t you say? Values! Outright brazen values!

    Like you, I’m just letting you know what my position is all about, and I respect you for yours. Cheerio! Maybe we’ll figure it out JohnL…..before we blow ourselves up!

  7. Charlie Stehlin says:

    I’m glad you’re out there JohnL You stir me up which I need, and I thank you for that. Happy holidays, and every day, to you also.

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