I’ve been floating around the last few weeks, barely able to believe how completely stupid humanity is. Don’t get me wrong, we need to be focused on the Ukraine war and its potential HUGE ramifications for the world – which has already started – but boy, we have a much bigger challenge staring us right in the face.
The climate emergency.
Here’s some headlines just from this week, and if you look at my Weekend Reads going back 96 weeks, we have similar headlines every week. THIS is where our focus must be, as well as a holistic approach to how we are going to manage all of this.
China’s coal-powered economy drives global carbon dioxide emissions to historic high
Texas and other states want to punish fossil fuel divestment
Pandemic pushes 4.7 million more Southeast Asians into extreme poverty
Temperatures to spike 50 degrees above normal near North Pole
Amazon rainforest reaching ‘tipping point’ faster than expected, research shows
UNESCO to visit Great Barrier Reef as coral bleaching risk rises
Greenland’s ice is melting from the bottom up and far faster than previously thought
The Arctic Death Spiral – Scientists’ Warning
Record ‘bomb cyclone’ bringing exceptional warmth to North Pole
You can find links to all of these articles in the climate section below (or politics), but we have no time to lose and must calm ALL global tensions so we can get to work. Time is running out.
Friend’s content and mine
Kerry Hopkins talks to lawyer & TV psychologist Dr Jean Cirillo – Kerry is an old colleague from my London days in PR and she is doing great work!
Outlook 2022: Part 1 absolutely delighted to see my friend Joanne Flinn featured in this article. It’s discussing the outlook across five areas where new ideas could come from: Application of Technology, Design Thinking, Funding and Supporting Initiatives, Sustainability and Social Cohesion, and the Revival of Culture and the Arts.
So grateful to Sally Foley-Lewis for hosting me on her show, Spark, the Self-Leadership Show. A heart-felt conversation, where we talk about the issues of the world and my drive to help others step into their voice and claim their power. If you are not feeling strong in the world right now, or are overwhelmed with everything going on, have a listen and please let me know if it helps?
Guiding Your Teams to Promote Your Business with Andrea T Edwards delighted to record this podcast with Marc Haine the customer experience designer. We discussed social leadership and why it’s so important for employees.
Most importantly, I released The Social Leadership Manifesto, are you ready to take your place? this week. I’ve been building this for years
I launched my daily tips for everyone to help address climate change and here is week one. I will also be updating these ideas at this blog – What can I do to act on climate change? Actions we can all embrace. Favorite it and check in often.
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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.
Global politics – focus on Ukraine
The War in Ukraine Could Change Everything
Information, social media, information war, protests
Russian Misinformation Is “A Military Assault” on the West
‘I offer you a chance to survive’: Zelenskiy urges Russian troops to surrender
Economy and business
In Putin’s vision for the world, a medieval narrative resurfaces tks Claude Calleja
Humanity or lack of
Cashless and flightless, Russian tourists stuck in Thailand tks Michael James Scott
What the War in Ukraine Means for the World Order
The Western World Is in Denial tks Damian Corbet
Yuan Jumps After Report on Saudis Weighing Its Use in Oil Deals tks Richard Turrin
Air strikes target rescuers in Yemen – tks David Lim
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
Business and technology
Social issues and humanity
Passion, humour, history
Let me know what jumped out at you? Or share with me what you’re reading? I love that!
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