The Defender: New York City will begin tracking the carbon footprint of household food consumption and putting caps on how much red meat can be served in public institutions as part of a sweeping initiative to achieve a 33% reduction in carbon emissions from food by 2030.
Mayor Eric Adams and representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy and Mayor’s Office of Climate & Environmental Justice announced the new programs last month at a Brooklyn culinary center run by NYC Health + Hospitals, the city’s public healthcare system, just before Earth Day.
At the event, the Mayor’s Office of Climate & Environmental Justice shared a new chart to be included in the city’s annual greenhouse gas inventory that publicly tracks the carbon footprint created by household food consumption, the Gothamist reported.
The city already produced emissions data from energy use, transportation and waste as part of the annual inventory. But the addition of household food consumption data is part of a partnership that London and New York launched with American Express, C40 Cities and EcoData lab, Commissioner Rohit Aggarwala from the NYC Department of Environmental Protection announced at the event.
Aggarwala — who founded Google smart city subsidiary Sidewalk Labs — celebrated the expanded data collection as forging “a new standard for what cities have to do” and a new way to shape policy.
He said the inventory also will measure greenhouse gas pollution from the production and consumption of other consumer goods like apparel, whether or not those items are made in New York City. It also tracks emissions tied to services like air travel and healthcare. Read More …
Opinion: How much easier it will be for government bureaucrats when money is digital. On Saturday, I responded to a question from Dr. Jimmy DeYoung on Prophecy Today Radio (here) regarding the coming digital dollar. Here is my response:
Jimmy, there are still a lot of Wall Street types who say that digital money will never happen. They say things will stay the way they are. All that, however, should be blown away by an endorsement for digital money from the once bastion of conservativism “The Wall Street Journal”, which said, and I quote:
“America’s financial system is outdated and CBDCs will modernize it.”
With an endorsement from the Journal, government officials and central banks have a green light. All we need now is a financial crisis to justify the change.
Most of the time financial crises happen suddenly, catching the financial markets off-guard. But Bible prophecy, as we have said so many times, casts a shadow before it.
“He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16-17
The concept of digital money began in 2009 with the advent of Bitcoin. That was, not coincidentally, the year when US President Barack Obama, Timothy Geithner (Treasury Secretary) and Ben Bernanke (Federal Reserve Chairman) devised a plan to save the global economy.
The first tranche of money printing, called Quantitative Easing (QE) in 2009 was $1.25 trillion. When that was not enough, another $600 billion was created our of thin air in 2010, and just for good measure another $40 billion per month in 2012, followed by $700 billion more in 2015, as Barack crowed how he, who had no financial background, saved the global economy.
What he did do however, is plant the seeds of inflation and future banking crises. By 2013, Bitcoin reached $1,100 gaining 6600% as digital coins became an anti-government spending symbol that led to where we are today.
The coming digital US dollar.