BIG news this week, as Newscorp Australia announced that climate change is actually a thing. You can’t stop progress, right?
Murdoch owned newspapers once warned of a $600 billion cost from cutting emissions, and well now, they’re claiming a $2 trillion benefit from doing the same thing.
So are they finally ready to do the right thing, or is the video below more on point, and it’s about advertising pressure? Well of course it’s still about the dollars, but progress is progress.
However, please do dig into this story. This announcement is not all it appears to be. First it has generated a lot of fury by those who have been fighting for climate action for a very long time, saying Australia has lost more than a decade in the fight against climate change, and Murdoch is a HUGE part of that.
Equally, the greenwashing claims are strong too. The messaging around this announcement is a push for NetZero by 2050, and anyone paying attention knows that the need for action is right now and in this decade. In the climate crisis section below, please read the article in the Guardian, titled, The climate disaster is here. A very compelling read. Prince Charles did a great interview on the BBC too. Check it out.
Regardless, this announcement does have massive political ramifications, because not only do the climate denying Liberal Government of Australia have to scramble to match their “overlords” message (just in case you don’t know, I do not like Murdoch) this could ripple out where he has even more media power, in the US and UK. It is definitely a story to keep an eye on, but there’s so much more to this than meets the eye.
I’ve bolded some articles below, that I believe require attention. Knowledge is what we need right now. When we know what’s going on, we can be informed and better positioned to create the change we need in the world.
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This Little Girl is Me Lavinia Thanapathy is an inspiring women and a big driver of the campaign around International Day of the Girl Child. Worth a read.
Podcast Episode 101 The Talented Vicki Kiely from VK Performers Studio my friend Vicki Kiely, interviewed by Jay Leshark and Russel D. Russell. Always a little inappropriate, but I love how Vicki expresses her love and passion for life, for nature and the world. And it is about getting out of your comfort zone and being brave.
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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.
WEF’s head of nature and biodiversity: we are using public funds to destroy public goods tks Susanna Hasenoerhl
Russia denies weaponising energy amid Europe gas crisis tks Steve Johnson
Divers Find Rebounding Marine Life Around Reopened Phuket tks Natasha Eldred
News Corp Goes Green – tks Phillipa Edwards
Go Ahead, Take That Vacation—but It May Be Unethical tks Lisa Larson Lee
The Pandemic Speaks tks Phillipa Edwards
The most abject failure of leadership in living memory tks Phillipa Edwards
No, Australia Is Not Actually an Evil Dictatorship tks Phillipa Edwards
Eight of the PM’s most ‘powerful’ quotes tks Phillipa Edwards
No choice but to open the economy tks Edgar Toral
Business and Technology
Coal price hits fresh high as mines shut tks Steve Johnson
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
The Girl Child Movie|| Short Movie
Passion, humour, history
School’s out (of the classroom) forever: The very best global schools tks Mireille Barber
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