Greetings from the intensely hot Sukhothai, an ancient city North of Bangkok and it’s absolutely sweltering at this time of year. But it was well worth it to have the opportunity to explore the Ancient City – a royal capital from the 1200-1400s.
Not only is it hot, it’s also dry, and everywhere there are signs this is a big issue – i.e. please save water, no really, please do. When you put soap in your hair or use the body wash, turn the shower off until you’re ready to wash it off kind of serious.
So I did some research and it is indeed one of 25 districts still considered a drought disaster zone in Thailand. This is my third year of experiencing drought since living in the tropics, two in the last two years and one a few years earlier in Singapore.
This year – 2020 – is a tough year for many reasons, but it’s also the year Thailand tackles its worst drought in 40 years!! I can not express how alarming it is when the wettest region in the world – the tropics – experiences drought. To see it brown, rather than it’s usual moist lush green, should be an alarm bell EVERYONE listens to.
If you’re interested in the Effects of global warming by region (IPCC) here you go. However, everything in the IPCC reports is conservative, because it needs to be politically palatable. The situation is dire and things are happening fast now, much faster than what most people are paying attention to.
We must act now. We must.
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One way people everywhere are being severely impacted at this time is economic, so once again, if you are able, can you donate to the UN Refugee Program and World Food Program? We have millions of people facing famine and the impact of extreme poverty. Let’s help the organizations doing the most to address these challenges. Taking care of our fellow humans is so important.
Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. It’s a little shorter than usual, which means I’ve switched off a little bit – that’s an achievement!! But I never do fully, because I know that knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency tks Mark Mulkerin. This is a book recommendation and I am adding it to my Amazon shopping list as we speak!
The Dr.Fauci Of The 1918 Spanish Flu tks Ken Craig Saunders
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Full Response to Rep. Ted Yoho
I recommend everyone takes a look at this. It is high time we brought civility back into the public discourse and speaking to any woman this way is NOT OK!! Bravo to AOC!
Business and technology
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Chicago Police Release New Videos of Friday Protests, Violence tks Patrice Robinet
How Your Heart Influences What You Perceive and Fear tks Andrew Jones
Passion, humour, history
Why Do Babies in Medieval Paintings Look So Old And Scary? tks Jane franklin
You can buy arms for your chicken tks Joe Augustin
Let me know if anything jumped out at you?
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