Closing Thought–01Jul19

What are the situations facing this country….what is the biggest situation for our nation?

Terrorism is still a major concern around the world, but global warming is the bigger worry, and fear of cyberattacks is on the rise, according to a new Pew Research Center survey on threats.

Following similar studies in 2013 and 2017, Pew researchers asked people in 23 countries whether they considered the following a “major threat to our country”:

  • Global climate change
  • The Islamic militant group known as ISIS
  • Cyberattacks from other countries
  • North Korea’s nuclear program
  • The condition of the global economy
  • U.S. power and influence
  • Russia’s power and influence
  • China’s power and influence

Pew found that global climate change has risen from being a concern for 53% of respondents in 2013 to 63% in 2017 and now 67% in the most recent survey. Here are four major takeaways from the study, which was conducted among 27,612 respondents in 26 countries from May to August 2018:

Seems the climate deniers are losing their steam with the American people…..

8 thoughts on “Closing Thought–01Jul19

  1. Global warming followed by fresh water shortages will be the disaster-defining situation at the end of this century, if not before.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. The republican climate change deniers are an embarrassment to me. Even more astonishing are the ones that deny a human footprint exists that adds to the effect. How can any one deny the sound science of the greenhouse effect ? But it seems to me of all the matters listed the primary concern for democrats is to guarantee the “right” of a man who thinks he’s a woman and wears a dress to use the ladies room. I find this even more astonishing.

    1. There is NOTHING more astonishing than those that would look the other way while out world implodes……and “trans” anything is not leading that charge….chuq

  3. Elder care for most middle and low income boomers for their parents is another problem. Who has 15-30 K per month per parent for that ? I was able to have my parents move in with me in 2002. Mother passed in 2012. Dad, 95, still with me. He is fairly mobile and of clear mind and since I retired in 2006 am able to home care. I can’t imagine what I would do if a time comes when dementia sets in. He has social security and a pension but that would not even get him a chair in the broom closet in a facility. I think the state of Washington does a nursing home deduction from paychecks as a tax so people have access in full to nursing home. I think that is a good idea.

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