The news is SO intense right now. The whole Musk/Twitter fiasco, Ukraine and Russia, the US midterms that could make the US pretty much useless for the next two years, Netanyahu back in power maybe, North Korea setting off missiles, Brazil protests, UK politics and its economy, and so MUCH more.
Then on the climate side, we have the build up to Cop 27, the Colorado River is at risk of drying out which will impact millions, the scale of the Zombie Fires in Siberia are finally being understood, a global famine is coming, the world’s glaciers are melting at a phenomenal speed and not expected to be around by 2050, Europe is warming at twice the global rate, and permafrost melt is accelerating at a rate not expected with dire consequences for humanity.
It’s a HUGE time for the world and it’s so hard to keep hold of your mental health, when all around seems to be going in the wrong direction. I know, I feel it too. Energetically, I think this is the lowest year I’ve ever had, and I don’t think 2023 is looking much better.
But what can we do? Get educated, get involved, act locally, speak up globally, do what we can to reduce our emissions personally and fight for emissions to be reduced dramatically globally. We must all start to reduce our impact in the world right now and bring our community with us. We also need to vote in leaders who are going to fight for a future in alignment with nature and support those leaders to make sure they are successful.
This is where the hope lies. There is a lot we can do!
Because we must keep fighting, we must, for our children’s future. Please also remember the voices dominating the global conversation represent only 30% of the population. The other 70% need to come together, agree on a consensus moving forward, stop allowing the minority to define our future, and then we need to drive the future WE want to see.
We can do it. We really can, but we need everyone on board.
If you haven’t done it yet, please listen to the latest episode of Climate Courage, which is focused on the issues relevant to you and I, so we can be better positioned to make informed decisions for ourselves, our families and our communities.
The show from yesterday is: how do we prepare financially for the climate crisis? I have to tell you, listening to two world-class experts discuss the economy and understanding how it all works, shared in language accessible to anyone, within the context of the climate crisis, is such a worthwhile listen. It is definitely worth your time!
Dr. David Ko and Richard Busellato will help you understand the wider economic perspective, and you’ll get why climate and the economy is inextricably linked, which is why it’s so important to understand. You’ll also gain deep insight on what you should be thinking about, so you can start planning to get yourself in the best position for a very uncertain future.
Please, buy their book: The Unsu$tainable Truth – how investing for the future is destroying the planet and what to do about it. This is a brilliantly written book, full of stories and real-world examples, it’s accessible to everyone and very very powerful when it comes to understanding the global economy, where it’s gone wrong, and why that matters to every single one of us. It is definitely time for revolution.
Climate Courage: how do we prepare financially?
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If everyone gave #just10percent of their time, talent, money or voice, we’ll change the world. Can you donate? Make it a regular donation to the World Food Programme. Or donate to the UN Refugee Program, Medicine Sans Frontier, PowerOf , Kiva.org , Soi Dog Foundation. It’s a time for giving and taking care of each other.
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.
Question Time Julia Hartley Brewer on climate change and protest
Switching to renewable energy could save trillions – study tks Susannah Hasenoehrl
Enormous emissions gap between top 1% and poorest, study highlights tks Kevin Cottam
Today’s Contemplation: Collapse Cometh LXXIII
Business and technology
Social issues and humanity
New Surveys Show Burnout Is An International Crisis tks Pattie Grimm
#UNTRUTH- Mini-Film on Vimeo tks Phillipa Edwards
First crash test dummy designed to protect women
Passion, humour, history
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.
Better yet, order it from your local bookstore, so you can #SupportLocal.
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.
Come and join the conversation in my new Facebook Group Uncommon Courage.
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