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…
Like I said, grim!
The big statement that took me by surprise in recent weeks (and knocked me hard), is the message from scientists – they weren’t expecting what is happening in the environment to happen until 2050. So the escalation is real, frightening and the voices are more extreme.
Is it any wonder scientists are super gluing themselves to buildings? They’re sick of crying in anguish and horror at what we are doing to ourselves, and they want to do something more to help focus the attention where it needs to go! We ignore them at our peril.
We’ve seen some massive news in regards to the climate in recent weeks. From the extreme heat in the two poles at the same time, the Conger Ice Shelf in Antarctica collapsing (always considered a safe shelf), and the Thwaites Glacier (or Doomsday Glacier) is expected to break off any time now (within a decade) and while a precise forecast is impossible, it’s clear where sea level is headed: Up, possibly a lot, possibly soon.
Two feet minimum is predicted.
There are two other trends you’ll see on social media right now. The rise of the Doomers and people sharing their eco-anxiety in public.
The Doomers do not think there is any hope left, because we have gone too far. I do not disagree with them. We have. BUT the one thing they all say consistently is, we can’t succeed because our leaders won’t do the work needed, and we won’t change to ensure a live-able planet.
This is where I’m taking my message – to all of us, so we can change to ensure a live-able future. You, me, everyone on this planet. We are the hope.
And to those expressing eco-anxiety. I feel your pain. It is a VERY challenging truth to face. My advice is to feel all of the emotions rushing through your bodies and when you’re ready, come and get involved. We have no time and action everywhere is what’s needed right now. But you can’t avoid this stage – try not to resist it, or it will last longer.
Some headlines to look out for
Less Than Three Years Left For World To Avoid Climate Catastrophe
Mastercard Links Compensation for All Employees to ESG Goals
Stop climate change? We have the tools to end greenhouse emissions now
Global Warming Drove a Deadly Burst of Indian Ocean Tropical Storms
1.5 vs 2C: What difference can a lousy half a degree of global warming make?
Some other beauties….
Thawing permafrost is roiling the Arctic landscape, driven by a hidden world of changes beneath the surface as the climate warms
India weather: subcontinent swelters in hottest March in 122 years | Fortune
Delhi To Experience Severe Heatwave Conditions On 17th-18th April
Explained: How heatwave might thwart India’s dream to feed the world
‘Snow’ set to end UK heatwave as temperatures set to drop
Oh and this one – The Great Starvation is coming, and the world must prepare for it.
And on it goes.
Please read and learn. We have no time to lose (none at all) and the only way to get committed to action, is to know what we’re dealing with.
We have to change how we live and we will make these changes one way or another. We decide or nature decides. There is no other way. But we can decide. Every single one of us has to decide. WE are our only chance. Please, join the fight of our lives.
Friend’s content and mine
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!
Women Continue To Be Underrepresented In Tech Leadership great article by Arati Ranade laying out the path for more women in technology leadership roles.
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 😊
I launched my daily tips for everyone to help address climate change and here is week five. 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.
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
Why everything will collapse
Global politics – focus on Ukraine
Supermarkets set limits on sale of cooking oil tks Mark Thorburn
ABC Breakfast interview with Dr. Scott Burchill – tks Phillipa Edwards
Rorters, rooters and the country’s lost decade tks Phillipa Edwards
Why I can’t be part of this election tks Phillipa Edwards
Joint Press Conference between PM Lee Hsien Loong and NZ PM Jacinda Ardern
Business and technology
Mastercard Links Compensation for All Employees to ESG Goals tks Mike Barry
Social issues and humanity
Why we fawn in the face of fear tks Phillipa Edwards
Australia spent a million dollars training me – and now I’m leaving tks Willie Wahlin
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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