Two stories (or maybe themes) got my attention this last week. The first is the ramping up of climate crisis commentary, which now seems to be more broadly accepted as an issue we must deal with and now. My hope is returning.
President Biden wasted no time in moves towards accelerating climate initiatives in his first week in office, and overall, the tone of the communication feels like it’s finally going in the right direction.
There are still those fighting against the inevitable, to keep their businesses and industries going for as long as possible, which we saw coming out of Alberta, Canada this week. Make sure you read: Alberta Inquiry Paid $28K for a Report Smearing Hundreds of Climate Journalists. I get the need to protect business, including the employees who work for them, but these sort of antics must stop. We must work together. We must face up to the truth. This isn’t helping.
Everywhere we look, tipping points are being passed or coming close to crossing over. Once crossed, we can’t go back, so we must all do everything we can to ensure we do not cross any more tipping points.
The understanding of how these tipping points will impact us is still lacking, but let’s say we lose a type of forest in one part of the world. Imagine the significant change in global weather patterns this would cause globally and what that looks like?
This is a huge risk, because we build our homes for stable environments. A dramatic shift in weather patterns could be catastrophic because we aren’t building to withstand every type of weather, only the type we need to withstand. That’s been a certainty in the past, in the future…..? These sorts of activities are already happening. Do we want it to get worse?
The other story is GameStop. You can read more content in the business section below. Now this is one of those stories that made my head explode. I’m still not sure what’s happened, how or why, but the media coverage has been interesting.
It’s actually an opportunity to study opinions versus facts, and opinions are just that. Opinions. It doesn’t make them wrong, but in this case, it makes the story confusing. Who is the evil player in this story? Is it a David Vs Goliath story as has been portrayed? Or is it something totally different?
I’d appreciate any insight from my friends who get this industry and have dug deep into this story, but for the rest of us, it provides a classic lesson in the need to understand all sides BEFORE forming an opinion.
The angles to this story are too varied for all perspectives not to be considered. The conspiracy undertones are a huge part of the story too, and from all I’ve read, there’s enough evidence indicating perhaps it’s not the angle to take. Read wide, consider every angle, be open.
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DIGITAL 2021: GLOBAL OVERVIEW REPORT the annual digital report, lovnigly put together by Simon Kemp always lays out global digital trends. Worth a look for anyone wanting to understand this space.
11 emerge winners at awards celebrating spirit of innovation And congratulations to my friend Jerome Boyd Kirkup. A genius, his company, Hummingbird Bioscience, won the Spirit of Innovation Award in Singapore. Awesome result for someone committed to his craft.
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Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
I’ve Said Goodbye to ‘Normal.’ You Should, Too. tks Denise Chai
Remove carbon as you grow your business tks Tim Wade
The Inequality Virus tks Andor Hampala
Best and Worst Places to Be in Covid: Vaccine Not Slowing Deaths tks Tobias Wilson
Covid-19 could pose a “global threat” to male fertility tks Frank Roberts
Pandemic could last 4 or 5 years: Lawrence Wong tks Karen Leong
The Pandemic Has Erased Entire Categories of Friendship tks Tim Hamons
Thailand to warmly welcome inoculated travellers tks Caryl Mullings-McDonald
Dr. Deborah Birx on “Face the Nation” – tks Kimi Mc
‘Gondor has no king’: pro-Trump lawsuit cites Lord of the Rings tks Claude Calleja
‘We have no choice’ – Dominion CEO to Chris Cuomo on why the company is filing defamation lawsuits – tks Vicky Coburn
Business and Technology
Stop Scripting Your Speeches tks Simone de Haas
Move to EU to avoid Brexit costs, firms told tks Sandra Marichal
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Award Winning short film I Fisherwoman and Tuk Tuk I Short Film – beautiful!!
Passion, humour, history
Diamonds Aren’t Special and Neither Is Your Love tks Joyce Ano
Let me know what jumped out at you?
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