Can you guess what I’ve been focused on this week? Bullies and sexual abusers in powerful political positions? Nah, we always have them, unfortunately. My focus has been on the IPCC Report, and based on what I’m observing – across all social media platforms – I do feel we have finally hit an awareness tipping point.
One of the things I love to do is observe conversations across social media and for the first time, people in powerful positions across business, media, entertainment and government are speaking out and saying enough! This is the first time I’ve seen it on such a scale, as most have always been concerned about how it would impact them professionally. They do not care anymore, and just this gives me hope.
If you’re not tracking social media like me, you won’t feel this shift, but if you trust me, trust that it is happening – BIG shift.
As we all know, all is not well in the world, not well at all. My husband asked me if the report scared me and it doesn’t. I’ve been reading the research that went into the report for years and if anything, I know the language is still not as extreme as it needs to be. However, it is the most powerful IPCC report so far, and I’m happy about that, AT LAST. The 5th version definitely didn’t reflect the full reality.
We have work to do, a lot of work, and as I’ve said many times this week (and before) the biggest challenge with the climate crisis is getting people to face it. People do not want to face it, because it’s a very horrible thing to face, so rather than doing it, people are putting their fingers in their ears and screaming go away, I like not knowing. I totally get this. Totally.
But we must look this threat in the eye, accept that we’re in real trouble and then we get to work. There is a slither of hope, which is why we must move past this point quickly.
Yes, you will face intense emotions when you read this stuff. However, I promise you, I am here to help you navigate the pain as quickly as possible, because that’s when you can step into action. When you get into action, you step out of despair. It’s the only path through.
Please come and join my Facebook Group Uncommon Courage. That is what this space is for – to help each other through and then to get into action. Join us.
Also please please read the IPCC Report, or some of the articles below, which intelligently discuss the findings. The video below is super easy to digest too. Please do this. We have no more time to waste. We must face the threat all life on earth currently faces. We can’t offer this future to our children.
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How To Let Go Of Pain Caused By Someone Else – my friend Dion Jensen is doing AMAZING work helping to heal so many people. This is a complicated topic, but I wholeheartedly concur. We have to learn how to let go of the pain inflicted by others. Not for them, for us.
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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
Five Things to Know About the Latest IPCC Report tks Paul Dunn
Good news and bad news from the IPCC report
Carbon Engineering| Direct Air Capture of CO2 tks Tim Wade
Dead white man’s clothes tks Sue Adams
Bill Gates Pledges $1.5 Billion for Infrastructure Bill’s New Climate Projects tks Francine Varner
The Young Ones – Bored!Bored!Bored! – tks Phillipa Edwards, a beautiful piece of TV history for those stuck in lockdown
Vaccinated Aussie Woman Denied Request To Visit Cancer-Stricken Daughter tks Margie Warrell
NSW is almost certainly on the precipice of a massive deterioration tks Phillipa Edwards
Business and Technology
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
The rightwing US textbooks that teach slavery as ‘black immigration’ tks Francine Varner
Passion, humour, history
Conversation with Logan Nikolic of Budderside – this is the son of my friend Sinisa Nikolic. If you like your metal music, this is a man who is going to be a super star!!
Let me know if anything jumped out at you?
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