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Build a greener Greenville

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

The United Nations recently released a report that concluded we have 12 years to make significant changes to avoid catastrophic climate change. For climate change skeptics, this follows a report from the Trump administration that temperatures will rise by seven degrees by 2100. Something must be done.

In excess of $50 trillion, globally, will be needed over 12 years to curb this upcoming catastrophe. Therefore every country, state, local government and a considerable number of corporations will need to take part in this challenge. Trusting our neighbors to be responsible with their power consumption, recycling and being mindful of how much meat they consume isn’t enough for this is a challenge of technology transfer, a challenge of innovation and human ingenuity and design overall — and Greenville must lead the charge.

Outside of committing to significant reductions to Greenville Utilities Commission fossil fuel usage, we must instill a culture of innovation and sustainability in our citizens and make it easier to do well for our planet. Being forward-thinking in our leadership could make Greenville a national-model of a 21st economy and allow industries to operate here that’ll get a bite of the multi-trillion dollar figure aforementioned.

Though our planet will be faced with increased challenges from climate change, automation/job losses and ever-increasing artificial intelligence, our leaders in Greenville have one last opportunity to help build a greener Greenville not only for our residents, but for all the world children of the future.

Demetrius Hicks

Greenville

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February 16, 2019

A big shout-out to Alison Lord Stuart for her piece on voter IDs in Tuesday’s paper.

You are right on the “mark” regarding voter IDs. My husband and I have lived in many states, all of which required a voter ID at election time — until we came to North Carolina.

At each…

February 16, 2019

Last night (Monday, Feb. 11) I attended ECU baseball banquet in the new student union. There were almost 600 people there and they were treated to a great program.

Some facts that were revealed were that this team has a 3.44 grade point average which is the highest in the American Athletic…

February 14, 2019

Donald Trump once again exhibited his extreme ignorance, irrationality and intransigence in contradicting the analysis of his three top intelligence chiefs before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Jan. 29. It's hard to imagine how pompous a person must be to think he knows more than his FBI…

February 14, 2019

Mr. Kammerer's fine article on the Jones-Lee House (in The Daily Reflector on Sunday) highlights the urgent need to save one of the few remaining architectural structures of historic and aesthetic value left in our poor city.

Years and years of willful destruction and bureaucratic neglect pushed by…

February 14, 2019

It's official. We just had the longest government shutdown in history over nothing.

Democrats have agreed to fund $1.375 billion for 55 miles of physical barrier along the border, which is only a little more than what Trump would have gotten under a continuing resolution that funded the government…

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February 13, 2019

Title IX has been a positive thing except where men's programs have been canceled to create slots for women. You can call it Title IX "balance," but ECU has 11 women's sports and only nine for men. To create this disparity ECU added women's lacrosse. Last time I checked, the state of North Carolina…

February 13, 2019

From Lake Norman to the Outer Banks, boating has long been a cherished pastime for many families across North Carolina.

Yet while many are familiar with the personal benefits you experience during a day on the water, the important economic contributions of boating are lesser-known.

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February 12, 2019

Recently Courtney Patterson, a state NAACP leader, told a Greenville audience that the gains made by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are in jeopardy. He encouraged Americans to be vigilant in protecting these rights and to exercise the privilege of voting.

When Stacy…

February 11, 2019

I am tired of Democratic presidential hopefuls and their clean energy nonsense. Windmills and solar panels are generally a waste of time and money. Windmills don’t turn when there is no wind and solar panels don’t work when there is no sun. In each case the energy generated is DC, for…

February 10, 2019

If the legislature adopts the Carolina Cares plan advocated by Rep. Greg Murphy, hundreds of thousands of people will still be showing up at our hospitals without coverage, giving the hospitals the excuse to pad what they charge the rest of us in order to pay for treatment for the uncovered.…

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