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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Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading or watching 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.
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
Business and technology
Social issues and humanity
Top honour for Newcastle student Charles Mury who was unable to communicate tks Yasmine Keating
Passion, humour, history
Jonathan Pie: Welcome to Britain. Everything is Terrible. | NYT Opinion tks Phillipa Edwards
Let me know what jumped out at you? Or share with me what you’re reading? I love that!
Three environment resources to help navigate this challenging territory. 1. Knowledge, constantly updating. 2. Individual action and awareness, so we do our part. 3. Resources for those struggling with eco-anxiety. Please share with your community.
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.
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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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