What impact will climate change have on the society and the world?

Record loss of ice in the Antarctic

The poles will be the biggest areas to be affected and will continue to be so at a faster rate than most other areas, which in itself is a daunting thought as the loss of the Arctic shelves brings about the rise in sea-levels and an increasing worry about the loss of habitable coastal regions!

Dire warning from the Centers for Disease Control

As climate change causes the unavoidable migration of different animal, insect, plant and various other species to locations that best suite their needs this will also bring any known diseases and infections they may have as well.  Humans, crops and other creatures currently living in these areas will be exposed to these new diseases.  Not only do humans have to worry about any new diseases but climate change alone will have a huge effect on the health and mortality rate of humans as the Centers for Disease Control warns that the rising temperatures will have a big effect on our air-quality, degrading to such a state that gives diseases such hantavirus, Lyme disease and other insect and animal-carried diseases room to manifest as it causes a state perfect for the disease’s incubation and infestation.

National Security Implications

Not only will there be an impact on health, disease and creatures having to learn to co-inside with unfamiliar species there is the added threat of over-population as the seas rise and claim heavily populated coastal areas forcing them to become “coastal-refugees” and move inland.  The threat of coastal region migrants crossing various boundaries and borders in seek of refuge is a huge concern to governments all over the world as recognized by the National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces documented back in 2007!  Thus climate change will have a great impact on the security of nations as fights over land, food and water are bound to become an issue.

Conclusion

As scientist race against time and nature to find a way to stop or at least slowdown climate change we can each do our bit by being a little more greener and conscious of our effects on our environment and this beautiful planet upon which we live.

In which states of the US are tiny houses forbidden?

The tiny home trends

The is an ever-increasing fascination for the building of tiny homes which is classified as any home that is under six-hundred square foot.  For people wanting to cut down their cost of living and create more space for other such houses in the ever-increasing population and decreasing available space – there are not many states in the U.S. that actually allow them!

Is there an outright ban on the building of these houses?

Due to a lack of contractors willing to build any houses under six-hundred square foot and government regulations clamping down, if not put a stop to the building of such dwellings for various reasons, quite a few U.S. states are realizing the benefits of them and starting to welcome them.  And although a lot of states may have made it illegal there are just some states where there is a lack of interests and or resources to it a viable or cost-effective solution.

The more accepting states for tiny houses

The more accepting states to tiny house with more available resources and better governing policies for tiny dwellings would be

  • California
  • Florida
  • Oregon
  • Texas
  • North Carolina

These listed states have quite a number of companies and resources that support and advertise the building of fully livable tiny houses.  It should also be said that even though Texas and Florida are on the list of being more tolerant and allowing tiny houses there are still some areas in the both of those states where tiny houses are still illegal.

Conclusion

There are still forty-five of the fifty American states that disapprove of the tiny houses trend, but with the rising seas and the vast expanses of the coastal area under threat from climate change maybe they will come to see the value of such housing when space becomes an issue in the States.

There are a few resources for updates on the various laws, regulations and places one can build tiny houses such as Tiny House Community and The American Tiny House Association.

How legislation of cannabis in the US influence political life?

The reasons why marijuana was banned in the U.S.

During the 19th century, the growing of cannabis plants was not regulated in the U.S. and marijuana could be found as a key ingredient in numerous medications.
It was not until the mid-1930’s that did research studies and the appearance of certain famed movies that associated anti-social behavior, crime and violence to the taking of marijuana.  Bringing about a ban and the use of the drug.

Due to moral and health reasons there remain a ban on the use of marijuana

Now in the 21st there still remains, if not strict controls, but full bans on the use of the substance as there are still strong concerns over the various criminal and violent behavior that has been associated with the drug.

Thirteen U.S. States have already legalized the medicinal use of marijuana

In 2009 the Attorney General Eric Holder stated that the distributors of marijuana would only be targeted should they in any way violate the state laws and federal laws.  Thus, stating that any state law in regard to the use or distribution of marijuana would not be overridden by that of the current administration.  There is now a total of thirteen American states that have legalized and decriminalized the use of marijuana for medical purposes.

Reasons for the legalization of marijuana

A Californian politician elaborated that marijuana is one of America’s top-selling agricultural products and that in California alone revenues from the sale of the product are over $13 billion.  Tax revenues just for the state of California alone could top the $1 billion dollar mark a year.

An estimated $8 billion dollars in tax funds could be saved annually on what the government spends on the drug enforcement (such as the DIA and FBI) of the product if it were to be regulated and legalized.

Conclusion

As the world becomes more tolerant and grasps a better understanding of the effects of marijuana on health and society we are bound to see more states and countries starting to look into relaxing their policies and laws on marijuana.