Have you noticed how quiet it is in the media these days? There’s definitely still lots going on for sure, but we don’t have the chaos, rage and misdirection we’ve been experiencing for a number of years. It’s quite refreshing, isn’t it? Like it, like it, different ?.
Rather than the constant outrage, we have multiple and important stories bubbling around in the background, being dealt with intelligently, versus the sensationalism and division we all got used to. It really is amazing what we got used to. Never again, please!
I’m paying attention to multiple stories at the moment. What is happening with Trump and the impeachment, which is also about the future of the Republicans or the GOP. It could go in any direction right now and this story won’t be over any time soon. The conspiracy theory movement is in this mix too.
Covid19 has always been an evolving story, requiring patience to get to the bottom of what’s really going on, and many of the articles below shed light on new information coming through, which provide a sense of how long this will be impacting all of our lives. Note, it’s not going to be over anytime soon.
Myanmar and the coup. Still no idea how this will unfold and we can only hope for the best. The global response seems strong, which feels like a sign grown-ups are back in charge of government. I hope this can be over soon, for the people of Burma!
And of course, the climate conversation is finally achieving mainstream attention, but more and more businesses are also making commitments publicly too. Change is happening, not fast enough or big enough, but change is happening. Please read the National Geographic article on bees – it’s top of the climate content. If we do not face up to this challenge and do everything we can to reverse it, well…. The time to act is now.
Unconventionally Camille Escudero: The Not-So-Dark Journey wonderful to see a friend of mine, the fabulous Gina Romero, launch her new Podcast Unconventionally. Gina is a champion of women and I recommend everyone subscribes and tunes in. This conversation with Camille is really lovely and powerful. Excited to be Gina’s guest next month!!
Before you scroll, please, if you can donate, donate, donate!!! Some suggestions World Food Program, UN Refugee Program, PowerOf , Kiva.org, Soi Dog Foundation. If you can afford to be generous, now is the time to help your fellow human or animals! The animals need help too.
I have recently joined B1G1 – business for good. It’s on a mission to create a world full of giving. If you want to make giving central to your business, this is worth checking out. Big or small, it’s designed for everyone to take part. I recently planted 2,625 trees in India, as I made a commitment – for every book sold I plant a tree. And my husband contributed to a cause helping save children from human slavery. It feels great to contribute to verified causes that make a difference.
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
Singapore Parliament declares climate change a global emergency tks Joanne Flinn
Climate change seen as global emergency by 64 per cent of people tks Susannah Hasenoehrl
Ocean Cleanup Crew takes on Plastic Pollution in Marine Protected Area!
Podcast: The forgotten sense
How To Deal With The Anger You Feel Over People Ignoring COVID-19 tks Angela Frechette
The Second COVID-19 Shot Is a Rude Reawakening for Immune Cells tks Pooneh Fooladi
Welcome to Australia’s economic Fight Club tks Phillipa Edwards
Make the Filibuster Difficult Again tks Patrice Robinet
Trump Parts Ways With Five Lawyers Handling Impeachment Defense tks Barry Graubart
Morrison’s horror show numbers are absolutely frightening tks Phillipa Edwards
Business and Technology
The world’s 100 most powerful women tks Lavinia Thanapathy
GameStop: What is it and why is it trending? tks Caroline Frater
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
I can’t believe we have to say this, but Australia should ban Nazis fairly urgently tks Phillipa Edwards
David Hogg launching pillow company to ‘put MyPillow out of business’ tks Gina Giachetti
Why fentanyl is deadlier than heroin, in a single photo tks Brian Sibley
Dognapping gangs targeting lone women as puppies are now worth more than drugs tks Karen Vernem Stevenson
Study Finds Every Style Of Parenting Produces Disturbed, Miserable Adults tks Philippa Penfold
Has science made religion useless? | Robert Sapolsky, Reza Aslan, Pete Holmes & more | Big Think – tks Andrew Bryant
Passion, humour, history
Christopher Plummer, Oscar winner and star of ‘The Sound of Music,’ dead at 91 tks Roshini Ganesan
Let me know if anything jumped out at you?
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