“Hey COP23: Bitcoin Miners Exploding CO2 Emissions!”

LaRae Long Global Citizen, Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science, Articles by Hazel Henderson, Beyond GDP

“Hey COP23: Bitcoin Miners Exploding CO2 Emissions!” © Hazel Henderson 2017 New Scientist reports Bitcoin miners conspicuous consumption of (mostly fossil-based) electricity at 23.07 terawatts annually, see “Bitcoin Energy Bill Matches Ecuador’s!” “Thus, COP23’s newest challenge is from the growing speculative bubble of Bitcoin and the rush to additional cryptocurrencies. Distrust in governments, their …

Global Current Issues and Trends: October 2019

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Total non-farm payroll employment increased in September by 136,000 jobs.  After revisions job gains have averaged 157,000 per month over the past 3 months.  The US government employed 20,000 workers for the 2020 Census after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses affected by the …

Global Current Issues and Trends: May 2019

LaRae Long Articles by Hazel Henderson

Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April while the 196,000 in March was revised down to 189,000.  The US government shutdown affected the February report of only 33,000 was revised up to 56,000 new jobs after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses …

Global Current Issues and Trends: March 2019

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The US government shutdown affected the February report of only 20,000 new jobs after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses affected by the shutdown.  The national unemployment rate declind to 3.8% in February as people went back to work and job searches.  Unemployed persons declined …

Global Current Issues and Trends: December 2018

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Global Current Issues and Trends: December 2018 Total US nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November.  After revisions, gains in September and October were 12,000 less than previously reported and the average job gains were 170,000 over the past 3 months.  The national unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%.  In …

Global Current Issues and Trends: November 2018

LaRae Long Articles by Hazel Henderson

Global Current Issues and Trends: November 2018 Total US nonfarm payroll employment increased by 250,000 in October.  After revisions, the average job gains were 218,000 over the past 3 months.  The national unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%.  In 2016, job gains totaled 2.2 million compared with 2017 job gains totaling …

Global Current Issues and Trends: October 2018

LaRae Long Articles by Hazel Henderson

Total US nonfarm payroll employment in September increased by 134,000.  After revisions, the average job gains were 190,000 over the past 3 months.  The national unemployment rate fell to 3.7%.  In 2016, job gains totaled 2.2 million, compared with 2017 job gains totaling 2.1 million, indicating the strong ending and …