The news that has consumed the world for the last couple of days is, of course, the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Most of the commentary I have read is honouring a person who gave a life of service to her country and the Commonwealth.
But many are not honouring the Queen, because she represents an institution that has done a lot of damage in the world, and of course, that is correct too. From the Indian Subcontinent, across Africa, and to my own country Australia, there are people who can not feel sorrow for the Queen and what she represents. The anger for past actions is still too strong, and I completely understand and respect this view too.
For me, I have always admired the person who was the Queen. I can not imagine what her life was like, but her work ethic and commitment to the idea of the Commonwealth – which is still growing by the way – is something I absolutely respect.
I think it’s important that we allow all feelings to be expressed at this moment, and while it’s uncomfortable to listen to some of them, when we put views out into the world, it starts the conversations necessary to create change.
So, vale to the Queen, and let’s remember her legacy, which was as a deep commitment to the unity of the Commonwealth. If we could follow her lead and create unity globally, we have a chance of dealing with the multiple global crisis’ we face.
Because we have some massive issues facing us. Five tipping points soon to be crossed, massive late ice melt in Greenland, heat records across the world, drought, famine, Pakistan’s struggles, economic collapse, fuel and food poverty, and so much more.
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What is a CARBON FOOTPRINT? How to calculate and reduce it?
World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds
What Antarctica’s Disintegration Asks of Us
Climate Change Could Worsen Supply Chain Turmoil
Exceeding 1.5°C global warming could trigger multiple climate tipping points
Pollution and climate change upsurge the risk of ‘climate penalty’ Europe’s Energy Crisis Will Be Short-Lived & Reap Benefits
The west is ignoring Pakistan’s super-floods. Heed this warning: tomorrow it will be you
Extreme weather drives European wildfire carbon emissions to record levels
We’re On the Brink of Worldwide Starvation, but Don’t Panic Just Yet
Sea Level Rise Map and Coastal Flood Tool- US and Global
Don’t blame the drought for drying out Doñana
Spain’s Doñana National Park dries up completely
GDP is (almost) everything, and that’s the problem
‘A new way of life’: the Marxist, post-capitalist, green manifesto captivating Japan
The Supply Chain to Beat Climate Change Is Already Being Built
New Documentary Urges Sustainable Fashion Movement Not To Leave Animals Out Of The Picture
Late Season Melting in Greenland
Pace of Climate Change Sends Economist Back to Drawing Board
California Leaders Credit Cellphone Alert for Sudden Conservation
Extensive Methane Venting to the Atmosphere from Sediments of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf
It Wasn’t Just Oil Companies Spreading Climate Denial
Traditional owners prepare for court challenge to NT’s largest water licence on Singleton Station
On Climate Change, Republicans Need a Crash Course in Capitalism
Jacob Rees-Mogg, who decried ‘climate alarmism’, to take on UK energy brief
California Endures Worst Days Of Severe, Relentless Heat Wave
‘Doomsday glacier,’ which could raise sea level by several feet, is holding on ‘by its fingernails,’ scientists say
Pakistan’s deadly floods have created a massive 100km-wide inland lake, satellite images show
How to Talk to Conservatives About Climate Change
Surface air temperature for August 2022
Jordan Peterson, the Climate Crisis Deniers’ New Mouthpiece
Every 27.5 million years, the Earth’s heart beats catastrophically
Pakistan tries to avert lake overflow amid floods; UN warns of more misery
Greenland’s Melting Glaciers Spew a Complicated Treasure: Sand
Global fossil fuel subsidies rocket to almost $US700 billion in 2021
The Biotic Pump: How Forests Create Rain
Switzerland’s Glaciers Are Becoming a Front-Row Seat to Climate Destruction
‘Woefully inadequate’ adaptation finance seen stifling developing Asia’s climate response
Three myths about the global energy crisis
EU races to shield industry as Russia gas stoppage shakes markets
Why You Should Be Worried About This Glacier
On the Gulf Coast, a Quiet Hurricane Season (So Far!) Brings Little Relief
The super-rich ‘preppers’ planning to save themselves from the apocalypse
China quake: Deadly tremor rocks Sichuan city in lockdown
France is giving €4,000 to people who trade in their car for an e-bike
Water Crisis in Jackson Is ‘Unacceptable,’ Residents Say
Chinese motorcyclists join Chongqing wildfire battle
The food crisis is about affordability, not availability, says United Nations
UN rapporteur on climate arrives in Bangladesh on first-ever official visit
Zombie ice from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches tks Samantha Gayfer
The biggest myths about electric vehicles
Capitalism is killing the planet – it’s time to stop buying into our own destruction
‘Greenwashing’: Tree-Planting Schemes Are Just Creating Tree Cemeteries
Odisha launches Rs 763.5 crore cyclone resilient saline embankment project
Disaster officials on flood standby
‘We just want the truth’: British coastal towns fight for answers over mystery sealife deaths
Disease warning as Pakistan flood death toll rises
How to reduce your carbon footprint by 80% | Matthew Tolley | TEDxTelford
Death Valley sets record for hottest Sept. day — and California’s heat wave isn’t over
Prevent tree extinctions or face global ecological catastrophe, scientists warn
‘All I can think about is the sun’: How workers are coping with California’s heat wave
The dominant economic model is destabilising societies. And the planet. It is time for change.
Beyond doom and gloom: talking climate change with skeptics
Yuval Noah Harari: The Actual Cost of Preventing Climate Breakdown | TED
Death of Queen Elizabeth II: The moment history stops
What Happens When Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II Dies?
Opinion: Thai reserves are quickly depleting
Kharkiv offensive: Ukraine enters key town as counter-attack gathers pace
Top Russian Commander of Invading Army Captured by Ukraine
Shock Waves Hit the Global Economy, Posing Grave Risk to Europe
Liz Truss: New prime minister installs allies in key cabinet roles
Liz Truss: What sort of prime minister will she be?
Liz Truss: Applause and irony as world reacts to new UK PM
Nadine Dorries joins Patel in quitting cabinet after Truss named next PM
Women Are So Fired Up to Vote, I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It
Chris Mason: No honeymoon period for next PM Liz Truss
William Barr defends FBI and justice department over Mar-a-Lago search
How a Record Cash Haul Vanished for Senate Republicans
Donald Trump: What we learned from his rally in Pennsylvania
Pakistan finance minister expects economy to grow more than 3.5% this fiscal year, Bloomberg reports
Business and technology
UK firm takes on Apple iPhone 14 and Elon Musk with satellite phone
Nobel laureate Paul Krugman says the Fed can crush inflation without tanking the economy or causing unemployment to soar
Musk says Twitter whistleblower payment is another reason to scrap merger | Reuters
The Verdict Is in for El Salvador’s Bitcoin Experiment: It Failed
Tragic EY death shows we must do more to improve work culture
Bed Bath & Beyond finance chief falls to his death in NY
Want a company that lasts? Start a bank or a brewery
Michael Burry and Jeremy Grantham have warned an epic stock market crash is underway. Here’s what 5 doomsayers expect to happen next.
Elon Musk told Twitter he now has fresh reasons to walk away from the $44 billion deal after whistleblower complaint
Unemployment just went up. Economists are thrilled.
After 16 Years, Twitter Is Finally Adding Its Most-Requested Feature. This Is Not Going to End Well
Social issues and humanity
Exclusive: Why Melinda French Gates’ Next Act Is What The Future Of Philanthropy Needs
The Art of Putting Your Talent in the Service of the World: The Russian Prince Turned Anarchist and Pioneering Scientist Peter Kropotkin’s Advice to the Young
How not to be a phony: Kierkegaard on the two main ways people lose their true selves
Top honour for Newcastle student Charles Mury who was unable to communicate tks Yasmine Keating
More Danger Ahead With BA.5: Covid-19 Reinfection Doubles The Risk For Death, Blood Clots, And Lung Damage
The CDC’s Booster Recommendations May Not Provide Optimal Protection
Dugald Jellie on becoming a father later in life
The Status Game – Will Storr You Are Not So Smart – Podcast
A Ring of Empty Pedestals Marks the Lack of Women in Copenhagen’s Public Art
Pope dissolves Knights of Malta leadership, issues new constitution
I’m a psychologist – and I believe we’ve been told devastating lies about mental health
The lasting anguish of moral injury
Canada stabbings: Police hunt suspects after killing spree in Saskatchewan
Passion, humour, history
Jonathan Pie: Welcome to Britain. Everything is Terrible. | NYT Opinion tks Phillipa Edwards
Elton John Dedicates Song To Queen Elizabeth II In 2nd Performance For A Late Royal | HuffPost UK Entertainment
Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous “Brain Scan” Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity
Venice Review: Brendan Fraser Gives a Mournful, Moving Performance in the Excessively Dreary The Whale
Chow Yun Fat, Who Has a Net Worth of About SGD$1 Billion, Reportedly Spends Only $4.50 Daily tks David Lim
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