Welcome to year three, where I am compiling climate crisis information, which covers global heating, the waste crisis, biodiversity loss, the 6th mass extinction, greenwashing, and so much more. This is the knowledge we need to be paying attention to as our world lurches towards 1.5C global warming, the impact of which will be progressively more extreme. There is no question that our climate is becoming more unstable, which isn’t good for anyone anywhere.
When it comes to our planet, we have a simple choice. We decide to transform to ensure it doesn’t keep getting worse, OR nature decides. Either way, a “decision” will be made.
The great news is, in 2022, more people seem to have woken up to the urgency we are facing, and there is more talk, more solutions, more determination than ever before, and we cannot rest. We have to see dramatic change taking place right now – a complete transformation of how we live, work and bank. It also must happen this decade, or the future for our children will be unbearable.
The challenge is, with so many waking up to the crisis we face, eco-anxiety and despair is on the rise. I published this blog to help with that – Multiple resources for eco-anxiety from institutions to books to videos. Please pass this on to anyone you know who is suffering.
This blog is updated every week with the information I am reading, watching and sharing. I’ll also be adding social issues content this year. It’s a critical part of what we need to fix, as we transform into a new world.
If you need a place for reference material, check back regularly. If you need information to fight arguments, check back regularly. I don’t read or watch everything being released, but this is what I do ingest and it’s pretty comprehensive.
If you’re interested, here is the full year for 2020 and the full year for 2021. And this is the collection for 2022. If you want to keep up to date, you can check my weekend reads, which I publish every Saturday, or favorite this blog and come back often, so you can stay up to date on the major news about our global environment. Obviously, I don’t read or watch everything being published, but I cover as much as I can.
I know many people are not ready to face the crisis, and of course, we still have so many denying there’s an issue at all. I understand why this is happening, because the institutions that matter – government, business and media – are great at keeping us confused. However, this is not something we can continue to ignore. Look around. The world is changing rapidly, and not in a good way. We need to act now.
Please, take some time every week to read something on the issue, and never rely on one source for information. You can remain loyal to your existing media source, but we all need to stretch outside to get other views. Wouldn’t we prefer the truth?
I recommend reading through some or all, or just scan the headlines – it tells a story in itself. Also please share any information or research you find compelling with me. Happy to be tagged in important information and I’m always happy to pass the message on.
I have a resources section at the bottom, so if there are any additional ones you value, please pass it to me and I’ll add it there.
The content is in date order or when I read it order, rather than packaging it up into sections. I figure the latest is important, and for those who want to drill down further, you can. When it comes to the climate, recent information is super important, as things are changing fast now, as is the ability of the scientists to track it.
There is no question the time for change – and revolution – is now. Join me. Let’s do it for our kids. They deserve it. With love xxxx
Climate Courage – Actions we can all take
This week I launched my new fortnightly livestream, Climate Courage. Here is the first one, explaining the goal and purpose of this content.
Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company tks Samantha Gayfer
First attempt to remove the “Rope Monster.”
Switching to renewable energy could save trillions – study tks Damian Corbet
How do we clean up the Klongs (canals) in Phuket? Chantal Fernandes, Joshua O’Neill and CK Weeks joined me in Phuket Town to look at the waste challenge and we’re asking for help to solve it! Do you have ideas?
What is a CARBON FOOTPRINT? How to calculate and reduce it?
The Biotic Pump: How Forests Create Rain
Why You Should Be Worried About This Glacier
Zombie ice from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches tks Samantha Gayfer
How to reduce your carbon footprint by 80% | Matthew Tolley | TEDxTelford
Yuval Noah Harari: The Actual Cost of Preventing Climate Breakdown | TED
Jonathan Pie: Welcome to Britain. Everything is Terrible. | NYT Opinion tks Phillipa Edwards
Almost 1,000 killed as flooding devastates Pakistan
ArcGIS Web Application – map of Pakistan and where it’s impacted
Capitalism Is Destroying Us – The New Climate Report
Climate Thinkers: John Schellnhuber
“By taking on a greater role in climate leadership, women can create wins for many areas including climate action, gender equity, food security, poverty reduction” – Praveen Gupta is writing some great content, especially on women in leadership around the environment. Please do follow him.
A blog I published, after experiencing a breakthrough with my teenage boys on getting their agreement to reduce meat. Thought it worth sharing for others struggling here How to get your family committed to reducing meat consumption.
The Great Simplification – full movie
Frankly#6 The End of Abundance
Yangtze shrinks as China’s drought disrupts industry | AP News tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Europe’s farmers look to a future of long-term drought
Net Zero is Seriously Worth It!
Humble-bragging to greenwash: the seven sins of sustainability professionals on LinkedIn – great read by Robin Hicks
I really enjoyed doing this podcast with Samantha Gayfer – The path out of eco-anxiety is ACTION – tips when sitting in the grief. A big part of facing the climate crisis is going through eco-anxiety. Why would anyone want to do that? So, I thought it was really important to capture what it feels like, so hopefully, it will show us all we can face it and get on with the job that needs to be done.
Can Christian’s be Woke?
Are EVs really better for the climate?
The century of climate migration: why we need to plan for the great upheaval tks Kevin Cottam, great read
Dave Vetter on Twitter and then dig into this thread
Experts call for more public urgency on climate change
Eco-anxiety: the psychological aftermath of the climate crisis Samantha Gayfer
Irreversible declines in freshwater storage projected in parts of Asia by 2060 tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Climate Expert On Extreme Heat: ‘We’re Not Going To Be Able To Find Solutions’
Drought In Central Europe Reveals Cautionary ‘Hunger Stones’ In Czech River tks Benjamin Jenkins
The Emotional Toll of Climate Change on Science Professionals tks Samantha Gayfer
George Monbiot FULL INTERVIEW: the environment “MYTHS” threatening the world | The New Statesman
How the rich wreck the climate (and how to stop them)
Ryanair boss O’Leary says the era of €10 flights is over truly the era of cheap flights needs to be over, but not for the reason of fuel costs!
We’re Not Going to Make it to 2050 tks Samantha Gayfer
Taming The Greedocracy amazing read!
Bill Sutherland on Twitter: “We are collecting examples of Ghost Ecosystems, which we define as habitats that have disappeared and are no longer recognised but for which there is some ecological or historical evidence.” Twitter
We Need to Stop Pretending we can Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C tks Damian Corbet
The Sanctuary Debate 2022 tks Praveen Gupta
The gadget saving trees by sucking ink off paper tks Vicky Coburn
Jim Baird on Twitter: “Climate Change & Food- news roundup ➡️Every state in the U.S. had at least a small area considered to be in a drought this week ➡️800,000 ha of crops damaged by extreme rains in Maharastra India ➡️Farmers in drought-hit France warning that crop yields will fall by 50% #food 1/8” / Twitter
Carl Sagan testifying before Congress in 1985 on climate change
This Tree-Shaped Wind Turbine Silently Generates Electricity – tks Muriel
Science Update: IPCC’s Bleakest Warning Yet
This is all just a part of a natural cycle, right
REGENESIS: George Monbiot calls for the end of (almost all) animal farming
10 EASY ways to reduce our water consumption
Could Google’s Carbon Emissions Have Effectively Doubled Overnight? tks Robert Kirubi
Why ‘Super Worms’ Might Be The Answer To Our Plastic Waste tks Philip Merry
How to turn your garden into a carbon sink tks Avi Liran
Why bankers close their ears to the ‘climate nut jobs’ talking about the end of the world tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Something starting to do the rounds on social media, is this Tweet. Yes, the scientists are telling us they were not expecting what is happening in the environment to happen until 2050. It’s happening now. No time to lose. Thanks for sharing Phillipa Edwards.
Millions Across the Southwest Face Weekend Heat Alerts tks Damian Corbet
Is your money being used to fund climate chaos? tks Dion Jensen
Devastation of Australia’s climate change crisis captured on camera – tks Vicky Coburn
Improving sustainability in business: What can companies do? – congratulations to Susanna Hasenoehrl. She is doing a superb job as SAP’s head of sustainability for Asia Pacific and Japan.
I also put together this article, Multiple resources for eco-anxiety from institutions to books to videos – and it is jam packed with links to resources, across a wide spectrum, for anyone who is struggling with eco-anxiety. There is also content for kids. Please pass this onto anyone you know who is struggling with eco-anxiety or eco-grief. So important people know there is help and wisdom at hand.
Atmospheric CO2 at Mauna Loa Observatory – keep an eye on this one!
I have been suffering the most serious bout of eco-anxiety I have ever faced since February this year. It’s been intense to say the least, and I wanted to share why, how I cope with it, as well as the return to hope. A ride on the eco-anxiety train and a return to hope.
Week 10 of climate action tips and knowledge #UncommonCourage
French President Emmanuel Macron and UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Climate Ambition and Solutions Michael R. Bloomberg Announce a Climate Data Steering Committee to Advise How to Capture and Create Open, Centralized Climate Data to Accelerate the Transition Towards a Resilient, Net Zero Global Economy
Sun-Starved Sweden Turns to Solar to Fill Power Void tks Avi Liran
NZ King Salmon to close farms due to rising sea temperatures tks Sussana Hasenoehrl
Feeling Doomed? How to Tackle Climate Anxiety Podcast tks Kate Marsden
Climate worries galvanize a new pro-nuclear movement in the U.S. tks Samantha Gayfer
Please please please listen to Dr David Ko and Richard Busellato – a snippet after appearing on The Know Show. They have an idea that must be heard. If you know someone to introduce them to, please do it!
Why oligarchs choose London for their dirty money – Nicci McShane
Inside Operation Lone Star – podcast
HSBC pressured to sack banker who discredited climate crisis warnings tks Sussana Hasenoehrl
The Future of Plants tks Muriel Muriel
Environmental toxins are worsening obesity pandemic, say scientists tks Dr Philip Merry
Australian doctors echo UN boss’s call for an urgent end to coal power tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Self-worth and women – the unique challenges we face and how to overcome (part 2) a privilege to co-host this podcast with my amazing friend Cathy Johnson, and we were both blown away by the vulnerable sharing of three truly remarkable women – Avni Martin, Yasmine Khater and Kat van Zutphen. Thank you ladies.
Andrea Edwards: Having the Courage to Trust your Intuition – I was thrilled to be invited onto Dean Newlund podcast, The Business of Intuition. We talked about intuition of course, but also courage, how we are marketed fear and the importance of accepting and celebrating intuitive intelligence in your organization, rather than only relying on data. Intuition is a form of data gathering after all. We talked about lots of other stuff too. If you have a chance to listen, let me know what you think?
US billionaires’ demand for ‘golden passport’ schemes that sell citizenships to ‘safe’ countries for up to $6.5m including New Zealand and Portugal rockets by 337% in three years as fears of civil unrest spike
Journalist Ressa on Social Media’s Impact on Elections tks Miguel Bernas
The Official Underwear of the Entire Planet
Greenwashing Alert: Firms Like BlackRock Are Not Our Allies tks Muriel Muriel
Britain’s Got Talent 2022 Auditions You Have To WATCH! Comedians, Golden Buzzers, MagicIans & MORE tks Joe Augustin
Climate Models tks Robert Kirubi
Wartburg student receives grant for community shower project in Nepal – super proud of Soniya Sanam Tanang. We met when she was at UWCT and look at her go! So proud.
“In order to protect our planet, we will need to feel and recognize our connection with the natural world again.” One of my connections on LinkedIn, Praveen Gupta, is writing some great content. Please do follow him and check out his work.
Interview with Andrea Edwards OneSharpSword – Podcast – so happy to meet Wayne D Pernell, PhD and have a heart to heart for his One Sharp Sword podcast. We covered the beauty of humanity, Uncommon Courage the book, our divisions across the world, why unity is our only chance, the growth of doomers, politics and voting, getting ready and prepared for the future, and why leaders must use their voices on the issues they care most about to help the world move forward.
Interview with Andrea Edwards – it’s also on YouTube, but I did look like I had ants in my pants 😊
Companies can’t afford to underestimate the speed at which the world is changing tks Francine Varner
India and Pakistan heatwave is ‘testing the limits of human survivability,’ expert says tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
15 Reasons Why Having Too Much Stuff Holds You Back in Life tks Muriel Muriel
This AI-Designed Enzyme Can Devour Plastic Trash In Hours: Video tks Wendi Stewart
Australia can still become a world leader in climate action tks Damian Corbet
Recycling in Phuket, Thailand, with Michelle Mouille – my friend Michelle Mouille is completely amazing. This video talks about how you can recycle in Phuket, but is relevant to Thailand. Wherever you live, take inspiration from this and find these solutions in your area. Let’s get the rubbish out of landfills and incinerators, and let’s stop it flowing into our rivers and oceans.
Believe in the Impossible it was awesome having Dr David Ko on The Know Show yesterday. Please read his article. It is time to believe in the impossible and help both Richard Busellato and David achieve this goal. It’s a real chance to overcome an enormous challenge.
How the hell do we get to equality, surely it’s time? – The amazing Dr Zsuzsanna Tungli, talking about what it’s really going to take to get to equality. Please please listen to this. We have much work to do.
Sharing a snippet of The Know Show, recorded on Earth Day. A deep and urgent conversation with Tim Wade and Joe Augustin. We must do all we can to turn this around. We are running out of time.
Severe Indian heatwave will bake a billion people and damage crops tks Damian Corbet
Food waste is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions tks Robert Kirubi
Interview: Ramez Naam, futurist, author, and investor tks Robert Kirubi
Why everything will collapse
Mastercard Links Compensation for All Employees to ESG Goals tks Mike Barry
Why we fawn in the face of fear tks Phillipa Edwards
Halliburton’s profit jumps, outlook improves as drilling activity increases tks Samantha Gayfer
Less Than Three Years Left For World To Avoid Climate Catastrophe – UN tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
1.5 vs 2C: What difference can a lousy half a degree of global warming make? tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
We “celebrated” Earth Day this year, which started in 1970, the year of my birth. Here’s a little video of one thing we’ve achieved in this time…
The social leadership manifesto, managing teens on social media, and so much more – thrilled to speak with Tara Moody on this podcast, where we discussed The Social Leadership Manifesto and so much more, she even started interviewing me 😊
How I get it done: Stephanie Dickson, founder of Green Is The New Black – inspiring as always from Stephanie Dickson. Steph has achieved incredible results, but it’s not always an easy ride!
Farming for a Fairer Future tks Rohit Bassi
How UK newspapers changed their minds about climate change tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Rethinking Energy 2020-2030: 100% Solar, Wind, and Batteries is Just the Beginning – tks Robert Kirubi, this gives me a lot of hope!
Video message by UN Secretary General at the WGIII AR6 press conference
Satellite pollution is threatening to alter our view of the night sky tks Samantha Gayfer
Greta Thunberg to publish a ‘go-to source’ book on the climate crisis tks Damian Corbet
Why we need to become more exploratory to get to NetZero – I was also thrilled to interview Grant ‘Axe’ Rawlinson to talk about how we all need to have an explorers mindset if we want to get to NetZero. The thinking that got us here won’t get us where we need to go. Take some inspiration from Grant.
Dystopia: This Horrible Time We Live In – tks Ferenc Nyiro, must watch
What about the climate displaced? tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
294 The Five Laws Of Stupidity tks Ferenc Nyiro (really interesting perspective)
I had a wonderful opportunity to be interviewed by Dr Sharon Spano, who hosts The Other Side of Potential podcast. We discussed social leadership, including how social media is democratizing information and can be used as a tool to heal society, how to take a stand on social media without suffering negative repercussions, the importance of using inclusive and unifying language on social media, the value of objectivity and not investing emotionally in information and how we all need to walk the world with gentler feet. Here’s the link to the podcast and on Apple.
How could the war in Ukraine impact global food supplies? tks Damian Corbet
Could The War In Ukraine Break The Global Food Supply Chain? tks Damian Corbet
Heatwaves at both of Earth’s poles alarm climate scientists tks Mike Barry
No country met WHO air quality standards in 2021, survey shows tks Samantha Gayfer
How the World’s Richest People Are Driving Global Warming tks Enda Eames
Does ‘climate anxiety’ belong in the DSM? tks Andrew Bryant
Climate change: ‘Madness’ to turn to fossil fuels because of Ukraine war tks Damian Corbet
Week two of climate action tips #UncommonCourage, also updating at the blog What can I do to act on climate change? Actions we can all embrace
Week 1 #UncommonCourage or the blog What can I do to act on climate change? Actions we can all embrace
Australian court overturns teenagers’ landmark climate ruling tks Samantha Gayfer
This South Korean Bike Highway Has a 20 Mile Solar Roof tks Teressa Bayes
SEC to Propose Rules Concerning Mandatory Climate Change Disclosures on March 21 tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
China causes new high in global energy emissions, despite record wind and solar additions tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Russian Misinformation Is “A Military Assault” on the West
The Western World Is in Denial tks Damian Corbet
Residents evacuate after landslide in Sydney’s west destroys driveway | 9 News Australia
Microsoft’s Pursuit of Climate Goals Runs Into Headwinds tks Sussana Hasenoehrl
“Studies evidence positive correlation between energy access and women’s economic empowerment… this is still not considered as one of the big levers for women’s economic empowerment”. tks Praveen Gupta
A shift to clean energy would halt Russia’s petro-thuggery and more tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
What can I do to act on the climate crisis?
Wild weather warning tks Willie Wahlin
Could Greenlash derail the climate? tks Damian Corbet
Magpies face bleak future as heat rises with climate change tks Tabatha Tee
The billionaire is bidding to close coal power in Australia tks Sussana Hasenoehrl
Climate change-induced extreme winter drought devastates crops in Spain and Portugal tks Sussana Hasenoehrl
What is a Michelin Green Star and How Do You Earn One? Tks Alexis Eyre
Experts sound the alarm on oil sector’s blue hydrogen push tks Sussana Hasenoehrl
Ex-Woodside insider rejects gas industry’s ‘clean fuel’, ‘net zero’ claims tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Big banks fund new oil and gas despite net zero pledges tks Sussana Hasenoehrl
Ambani’s 75 Billion Plan Aims to Make India a Hydrogen Hub tks Laura Ashton
No McKinsey, it will not cost $9 trillion per year to solve climate change tks Sussana Hasenoehrl
Court Revokes Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change tks Joanne Flinn
10 Principles of Life Centered Design tks Sussana Hasenoehrl
Turning Article 6 into Reality (Sponsored content, by JapanGov)
New paper shows: ‘A win on climate is a win for health’ tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
What Happens to Norway Without Oil Income? tks David Lim
How a Tongan volcano shocked the world tks Lynn Guo
Major investor will target bosses at firms failing on climate tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Small brands are setting goalposts for sustainable fashion tks Susannah Jaffer
20 things that shit us, must we really endure? – loved doing this podcast with Phillipa Edwards, John Vincent Gordon and Steve Johnson. This is the stuff we rarely put words too and yet, why don’t we?
I also published this blog – Let’s make 2022 the year we get single use items out of our lives – this is something everyone of us can work towards. It feels awesome too.
SAP appoints Susanna Hasenoehrl as its inaugural Head of Sustainability, APJ – absolutely delighted for Susanna Hasenoehrl, following the announcement on her new role this week. What an opportunity to create great change!
The chemical pollution planetary boundary is the 5th of nine that scientists say have been crossed. The others are global heating, the destruction of wild habitats, loss of biodiversity and excessive nitrogen and phosphorus pollution.
The nine boundaries, according to this reference, are:
- Climate change
- Change in biosphere integrity (biodiversity loss and species extinction)
- Stratospheric ozone depletion
- Ocean acidification
- Biogeochemical flows (phosphorus and nitrogen cycles)
- Land-system change (for example deforestation)
- Freshwater use
- Atmospheric aerosol loading (microscopic particles in the atmosphere that affect climate and living organisms)
- Introduction of novel entities
Here is another reference.
Australia set to be hit by ‘significant multistate rain and storm event’ tks Willie Wahlin
Making climate change fashionable with eco- conscious choices – congratulations on the media coverage Raye Padit, well deserved.
Right-wing politics is cancerous to democracy, society, and human life tks Phillipa Edwards
Climate Code Red – Saving Singapore’s Shores – tks Wendy Tan
Climate change overtakes pandemics as greatest worry for global experts tks Samantha Gayfer
The Definitive Guide to Fixing Fossil Fuels a new connection and doing amazing work – Dr. David Ko. Check it out. A possible solution to a very complex problem.
The Unsu$tainable Truth – is this the answer for the fossil fuel industry? Thrilled to do this podcast with Dr. David Ko and Richard Busellato. We have complex problems to solve and I’m excited by the possibility of this idea in helping to solve both how we reduce fossil fuels, while focusing on solving the challenges for those on the front line of the climate emergency. This is an investment bankers perspective, which makes it an even more exciting possibility. Have a listen and if it resonates, buy the book – The Unsu$tainable Truth – co-authored by David and Richard.
Kew scientists name new tree after Leonardo DiCaprio tks Teressa Bayes
On the 1st of January it was my birthday. I decided it was a great day to talk about my mission for 2022, because this is the year we must achieve maximum momentum in driving global change to address the climate emergency. Have a listen. My mission for 2022, join me?
Let’s do it!
Uncommon Courage: an invitation – my latest book
Uncommon Courage is an invitation to be your courageous best self every day. It’s also an antidote to the overwhelm, fear, and rage rolling around the world. But it’s more than a book; it’s an invitation to join an inclusive community that wants to better understand humanities challenges – both global and personal – in order to take courageous action and create a better world for everyone. If Covid19 has given us the time and space to reflect, Uncommon Courage gives us the nudge we need to create lasting change.
Better yet, order it from your local bookstore, so you can #SupportLocal.
You can read the reviews, including a new five-star review on Book Commentary, another five-star review on ReaderViews, a review on BookTrib, and three more on Booklife, another on Book Commentary and Blue Ink Reviews. I’m also collating reviews on my Website too. Have a look and grateful to everyone who has written or recorded one.
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