Month: October 2022

Weekend Reads

#120 Weekend reads – are we even remotely ready for extreme weather?

I published The humility of four extreme weather events in four months this week. In it I detailed my personal experiences of going through four extreme weather events in four months across three continents – and the absolute humility you feel when you do – as well as the fact that barely any country is …

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Shein fast fashion

#119 Weekend reads – tackling the massive issue of fashion industry emissions

The fashion industry has been in the news in recent weeks, focusing on Shein – a fast fashion provider on steroids. The coverage claims workers in its supply chain are paid as little as 3p to work 18-hour shifts. If they make a mistake on the 500 garments per day they are required to produce, …

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Andrea T Edwards

#118 Weekend reads – post-pandemic Aussie family reunion at last

Greetings from Melbourne, where after nearly three years, I can finally reconnect with my family again. The good news is, everyone seems to be in a great place, which is a relief, because the impact of the pandemic on so many has been so hard. An issue we’ll be dealing with for years to come. …

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Fascism is rising

#117 Weekend reads – the rise and rise of fascism

Fascism is now ascendant across the West, particularly in Europe – a region known for keeping its fascism in check since WWII. Alas, in Italy and Sweden, they now have parties rooted in Nazi-style fascism. Of course, Poland and Hungary have already gone down this path, not to forget, other European countries, like Germany and …

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