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Andrea T Edwards, CSP

What can I do to act on climate & social change? First job is knowledge (2023 edition)

Welcome to year four of everything I’m reading, watching and listening to in regard to the multiple planetary crisis’s we face, as well as articles on important social issues, because how societies function is fundamental if we want to have a stable environment for human flourishing.

All information is presented without opinion, even the stuff I completely disagree with, because we MUST be open to looking at all angles if we want to understand these vastly complex issues.

As always, this is a labour of love, but it aligns with an important message I share all the time – it is time to pay attention to the information that matters, and what is going on in our world matters.

The shiny stuff (political scandals, celebrity nonsense, and more) in the long run, does not matter. We must turn away from the distractions, but it’s hard when those who “design” the distractions are very VERY good at it.

The challenge with facing up to the multiple crisis’ is it’s impossible not to sink into eco-anxiety or despair. Please do check out my blog Multiple resources for eco-anxiety from institutions to books to videos and pass it on to anyone you know who is suffering. I will continue to update it as I find more information.

This blog is updated every week (or so) with the information I am reading, watching and listening to. If you need a place for reference material, check back regularly. If you need information to fight arguments, check back regularly. I don’t read or watch everything, of course, but this is what I do ingest and its comprehensive.

If you’re interested in older news (and six months is old when it comes to the climate, because it’s all escalating so quickly now), here is the full year for 2022, the full year for 2021, and the full year for 2020. If you want to keep up to date on the broader news, you can check my Weekend Reads, which I publish every Saturday.

Join the fight, we need you! It’s time for #OneBillion people imperfectly changing and radically reducing our impact on earth.



How New Addictions are Destroying Us

How Much Will Climate Change Hurt the Dollar in Your Pocket? Great read from Dr. David Ko and Richard Busellato. Understanding the economic and financial implications is critical.

When you leave waste at the beach, where does it go? 

Ecosystem collapse ‘inevitable’ unless wildlife losses reversed

Australia faces unprecedented grassfires next summer ‘supercharged’ by global heating

India warns of heatwaves, expects surge in heat-related illnesses

Antarctic glacier robot observations surprise scientists

Driest February in England since 1993 signals drought ahead, say experts

‘Very precarious’: Europe faces growing water crisis as winter drought worsens

Svalbard’s mysterious ‘doomsday’ seed vault offers first glimpse inside with virtual tour

Cut off for days, running low on food in San Bernardino Mountains

Man wades through waist-high snow in California

Norway’s leader meets Indigenous Sami as protests end

This ‘climate-friendly’ fuel comes with an astronomical cancer risk

What’s the ideal amount of clothing in a sustainable wardrobe? tks Kevin Cottam

Eight Billion People in the World Is a Crisis, Not an Achievement

Dangerous climate feedback loops have been underestimated

Attributing extreme weather to climate change

Parts of US see earliest spring conditions on record: ‘Climate change playing out in real time’

How Climate Change and the Polar Vortex Influenced This Week’s Harsh Winter Storms

Millionaire spending incompatible with 1.5 °C ambitions

Acceleration of global sea level rise imminent past 1.8°C planetary warming, says study

Dow said it was recycling our shoes. We found them at an Indonesian flea market

Unpriced climate risk and the potential consequences of overvaluation in US housing markets

Chief Minister Natasha Fyles says weather in flooded communities has eased as ‘hundreds’ of evacuees remain stranded

Vanuatu: Pacific nation reels from twin cyclones and earthquake

Greenwashing is more than dirty laundry tks Steve Johnson

What is a 15-minute city? The eco concept that has been jumped on by conspiracy theorists

Toxic “forever chemicals” in Norwegian Arctic ice pose new risk to wildlife

Rainbow plates: the chefs reawakening Africa’s taste for vegan food

A business-class airline passenger who ordered vegan food says it was insulting to be served one banana along with a pair of chopsticks

Thailand to stop accepting other countries’ plastic waste from 2025 tks Derek Masser

Ohio rail crash: toxic waste removal suspended amid contamination fears

Fossil Fashion

N Korea holds meeting on farming amid fears of food shortages

The UN Campaign for Individual Action

How Businesses Can Make Plastic Sustainability Core to Growth tks Susanna Hasenoerhl

BNP Paribas to be first bank sued for fossil fuel financing

The 50 areas in the UK most likely to perish because of climate change

Auditor-general warns RFS has no ‘overarching strategy’ to prepare for climate-change-fuelled bushfires

Companies need to stop greenwashing and get serious with net-zero pledges

Ski Resorts Are Surviving Climate Change with more Money and Less Snow

Onion shortage could trigger a global food crisis, fuel healthy diet worries

Scientists grapple with a possible new consequence of climate change: ‘Zombie’ viruses

Fall in shark numbers ‘worrying’ 

Combating climate change on the coral reef

‘Sportswashing’: Climate polluters pour money into winter sports as snowless ski resorts struggle

Tesco accused of greenwashing over ‘biodegradable’ teabags

Davos 2023: Don’t Let Greenwashing Fears Stall Credible Action World Economic Forum Podcast

Enough is Enough

Iranian officials to investigate ‘revenge’ poisoning of schoolgirls

Iran: Dozens of schoolgirls taken to hospital after new gas poisonings

What Happened to the Recession?

TikTok Will Automatically Limit Teen App Usage to 60 Minutes per Day

12 Women Working Toward a More Equal World

How big Christian nationalism has come courting in North Idaho

We need to bring honour back

Alone and Exploited, Migrant Children Work Brutal Jobs Across the U.S.

Italy migrant boat shipwreck: Nearly 60 killed off Calabria coast

Tipping the Global Scales for Good, Steve Pipe. Please do yourself a favor and watch this talk. It’s truly brilliant and it’s such a simple idea – when good happens, do good, when bad happens, do good, and that way, we tip the scales. Check out B1G1 here.

Climate Courage: Tips to clean up our waste at home – thank you Vicky Minguillo for doing this with me. We hope it inspires changes in the home, because we have got to drastically reduce our waste AND chemicals too.

Quick waste reduction tip

Global Warming, Hot Wars, Closed Societies by George Soros

A looming El Niño could give us a preview of life at 1.5C of warming

Great Salt Lake’s retreat poses a major fear: poisonous dust clouds

Lake Powell Drops to a New Record Low as Feds Scramble to Prop it Up

Big Oil allies outspent clean energy groups by 27 times on ads and lobbying to kill climate policies

Deep-sea mining: Canada confirms ban as concern about risks rise

After Cyclone Gabrielle, New Zealand wonders how – and if – to rebuild

Why New Zealand is no safe haven from the climate crisis

Thousands missing a week after Cyclone Gabrielle hits New Zealand

Scientists sound alarm as Antarctic sea ice hits record low for second year running

NASA Satellite Shoots Wall of Green Lasers Down to Earth

Extreme drought, weather forcing cattle producers to thin herds at near-record numbers: industry experts

Stronger El Niño events may speed up irreversible melting of Antarctic ice, research finds | El Niño southern oscillation

Human activity and drought ‘degrading more than a third of Amazon rainforest’ | Amazon rainforest

Kim Stanley Robinson’s Approach To The Climate Challenge

Worst-ever February rainforest data for Brazilian Amazon

US storms result in firefighter’s death, traffic and flight chaos and a rare blizzard warning

Winter storm: North America hit by blizzards and heat wave

Blizzard Warning Issued for Los Angeles County Mountains

We Need To Talk About The Carbon Footprints Of The Rich

Report: U.S. power grid not ready for growing EV market

Protect Australia’s World Heritage Macquarie Island tks Ali Davis

TikTok ‘deinfluencers’ tap into trend for saving money

Revealed: scale of ‘forever chemical’ pollution across UK and Europe

HSBC adds greenwashing to risk matrix

Mapping the Migration of the World’s Millionaires

The fight for an Indigenous voice is over 100 years old. If only we had listened to those early activists  tks Kevin Cottam

England one dry spell away from return to severe drought, say experts

Austrian children sue government for failing to protect them from climate crisis

Revealed: The key cities and regions most at risk from climate change in 2050

Winds lash Madagascar’s coast as Cyclone Freddy makes landfall

North Korea food crisis looms behind displays of military prowess

We have reached a new low

Ohio train derailment: Norfolk Southern ordered to pay for clean-up costs

Recent Alps snow cover decline ‘unprecedented’ in past 600 years

Australia at risk of electricity supply shortages as renewable projects lag behind coal plant closures | Energy

Venice canals start to run dry as low tide and lack of rain hit

The mysterious items washing up on beaches tks Avis Easteal

Demand increases for produce solution for imperfect fruit

Brazil: flooding and landslides kill dozens in São Paulo state

Dumping radioactive water in Hudson River is ‘best option,’ per Indian Point nuclear facility owner

Italy faces another year of severe drought after little winter rain or snow

Magnesium as the Metal of Dematerialization

Sucking Up to Business Leads Directly to Ecological Collapse

The New Yorker: What Does It Mean to Be “Indigenous”?

How big Christian nationalism has come courting in North Idaho

Work more hours if you can’t afford food, Therese Coffey suggests

The humbling of Gautam Adani is a test for Indian capitalism

This striking image won our ‘Pictures of the Year’ photo contest

Two weeks after the Turkey-Syria earthquakes – a photo essay | Turkey-Syria earthquake 2023

You’re not going to believe what I’m about to tell you  tks Emile Bloemen

How the Housing Shortage Warps American Life

‘There may still be surprises’: Jeremy Farrar warns of pandemic perils ahead

Photographers capture aurora australis phenomenon in WA’s Albany and Northam

East Palestine, Ohio residents describe effects of train derailment on their bodies and environment

Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ is in trouble, scientists say

‘Extreme situation’: Antarctic sea ice hits record low

Big Heat Hits Antarctica

Antarctica’s Thwaites glacier at mercy of sea warmth increase

Antarctic Researchers Report an Extraordinary Marine Heatwave That Could Threaten Antarctica’s Ice Shelves

Vast glacier at mercy of sea warmth increase

‘Extraordinary marine heatwave’ could threaten Antarctica’s ice shelves

Sea level rise poses ‘unthinkable’ risks for the planet, Security Council hears

Rising seas threaten ‘mass exodus on a biblical scale’, UN chief warns tks Kevin Cottam

What is lidar?

Future sea-level projections with a coupled atmosphere-ocean-ice-sheet model

Twice as Much Land in Developing Nations Will be Swamped by Rising Seas than Previously Projected, New Research Shows

France tears down beach apartment block as rising sea bites

World risks descending into a climate ‘doom loop’, warn thinktanks

Emission Cuts Will Fail to Stop Climate Change. What to Do Then?

Nearly 30 dangerous feedback loops could permanently shift the Earth’s climate, scientists say

World Bank chief resigns after climate stance misstep

David Malpass: World Bank leader who was called climate denier quits

Water carved New Zealand’s stunning landscape. Now too much is risking lives   

New Zealand minister decries climate crisis ‘lost decades’ in wake of Cyclone Gabrielle

New Zealand cyclone death toll climbs to five with ‘grave concerns’ for 3,500 missing as military delivers aid to cities cut off by devastating floods

Evacuations urged as ‘potentially devastating’ storm lashes New Zealand

Three dead after New Zealand declares state of emergency

Child among four dead in New Zealand as 1,400 remain missing

Thousands left without power in New Zealand

Cows follow farmer’s voice, swim through Hawke’s Bay floodwaters tks Gilly Chater

Fresh storm warnings for New Zealand’s worst-hit regions as death toll rises to five

Cyclone Gabrielle floods: Hawke’s Bay, Gisborne isolated and running low on supplies – death toll set to rise as witnesses describe seeing ‘multiple bodies’

New Zealand: search for the missing as Cyclone Gabrielle death toll climbs to nine

Extreme heatwave conditions: Bureau of Meteorology provide national update | 9 News Australia

‘Birdsville mindset’: what an outback town where the roads melt can teach us about living with heat

Solar’s stunning journey from lab curiosity to global juggernaut wiping out fossil fuels

Cacti replacing snow on Swiss mountainsides due to global heating

Scientist Rebellion Letter: We are Not Safe!  

Wind-powered cargo ships are the future: Debunking four myths that stand in their way

Thousands of solar panels sent to power recovery effort in earthquake devastated Türkiye

Governments Spent Record $1 Trillion Last Year Subsidizing Fossil Fuels

Australia: Super funds face the future of fossil fuels

Trump silent on Ohio train derailment after lawmakers descend into blame game

Derailed Train in Ohio Carried Chemical Used to Make PVC, ‘the Worst’ of the Plastics

A week after evacuations near the toxic Ohio train wreck ended, anxious residents pack meeting to express doubts about safety

‘I Don’t Want to Take My Kids Back to That’: Ohio Residents Fear Toxic Aftermath of Train Crash

“There Will Be More Derailments”

“You Should Feel Guilty for Nothing” says Judge, as he finds Seven Guilty and Aquits Two, for Disrupting Esso Terminal in Birmingham

Yes, you can have kids and fight climate change at the same time

“If they don’t believe the science, they can fuck off:” Forrest backs coal and gas ban

Climate change may have made it easier for mosquitos to spread Malaria

Europe proposes mass exit from energy treaty

Coca-Cola says it’s difficult to source recycled plastic at a ‘reasonable’ price in Asia

Essential insects in East Asia have declined massively, study finds

Artic News

Europe on the verge of water catastrophe as groundwater reserves dry up, scientists warn

Pollinator declines linked to half million early human deaths annually

A third of companies linked to deforestation have no policy to end it

Saving the world’s largest animal can help reduce carbon emissions, study shows

‘Let them eat lentils’ won’t save us from animal farming – we must embrace meat substitutes

Fossil fuel emissions to peak within two years as global decarbonization picks up steam tks Dr David Ko

Extrapolations — Official Trailer

Taliban bans contraception calling use a ‘western conspiracy’

Revealed: the hacking and disinformation team meddling in elections tks Sue Adams

Why the world needs Ukrainian victory

CEO Pay Was Up 21% in 2022. These Are the Most Overpaid CEOs, According to a Shareholder Advocacy Group

Buzzfeed Columnist Tells CEO to “Get Fucked” for Move to AI Content

Well, I never: AI is very proficient at designing nerve agents

Babbage: Will bird flu cause the next human pandemic? The Economist Podcasts

Mass death of sea lions from bird flu suggests virus may be spreading between mammals in the wild

Is the US prepared for a possible bird flu pandemic? What we know.

It Is Journalism’s Sacred Duty To Endanger The Lives Of As Many Trans People As Possible tks Brian Sibley

Young people are more likely to die of heart attacks post-COVID, study finds. But why? tks Joe Augustin

The death of shame tks Phillipa Edwards

So your friend came out as non-binary: here’s how to use pronouns they/them tks Ken Craig-Saunders

The Dalai Lama on Why Leaders Should Be Mindful, Selfless, and Compassionate

The Sea Women Of South Korea

Millions Suffer Cold and Grief After Catastrophic Quake, Awaiting Help

BBC sees children dig through rubble

‘As soon as he looked at me, I started crying’

Freezing weather adds to despair as quake toll passes 21,000

No More Antakya: Turks Say Quake Wiped Out A City and A Civilization

Ceyda was 19 when the quake buried her building – the tragic story of a lost community The eyewitnesses who captured the quake on social media

Dramatic moments from first quake on video

TV crew flee live broadcast as second quake hits

After the Quake: Scenes From Turkey and Syria

Turkey earthquake death toll prompts questions over building standards

‘The hospital was collapsing with my son inside’

Newborn baby pulled from collapsed building

Bodies found in search for volleyball team

Donations for Turkey and Syria

Save the Children

Red Cross

International Committee of the Red Cross

Syrian American Medical Society


Doctors without Borders

International Medical Corps

International Rescue Committee  

Global Giving

Charity Navigator

The Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Charity Watch and the charities it recommends

Back to Climate

Antarctica’s Collapse Could Begin Even Sooner Than Anticipated

Scientists Studying Earth’s Trees Issue Stark Warning to Humanity

There May Not Be Enough Food For Everyone in 2023

The Coming Crisis: Water, Not Oil: Interviews with Terry Gross

Cyclone Gabrielle: New Zealand braces for storm after record floods

Is There an Off-Ramp for Civilization?

Climate Model Summary, Bureau of Meteorology

Where is the next Einstein? Where is the next Einstein?

Palm oil is actually not that bad (anymore)

Exxon smashes Western oil majors’ profits with $56 billion in 2022

BP scales back climate targets as profits hit record

Farming, pharmaceutical and health pollution fuelling rise in superbugs, UN warns

Bird flu outlook is ‘grim’ as new wave of the virus heads for Britain

Garden pesticides are contributing to British songbird decline, study finds

‘Vampiric overconsumption’ and ‘monster profits’: UN chief on the top climate concerns of 2023

HS2 Ltd miscalculating impact on nature – Wildlife Trusts

The Direct Political Actions Needed to Save Humanity From An Imminent Climate Change-Driven Extinction

Antarctica Hasn’t Warmed In 70 Years Despite CO2 Rise, Stumping Scientists

We’re taking Shell’s Board of Directors to court

The Legal Decision That Could Rewrite the Abortion Battle—Again

Google targets low-income US women with ads for anti-abortion pregnancy centers, study shows

China seeks ‘bold’ steps to lift birth rate

Why Is the U.K.’s Free Healthcare Service Falling Apart?

Private schools are poaching teachers from the public sector with better salaries, principals say tks Claire Kielty

Consumers Are Starting to Freak Out The Journal Podcast

Orca mothers make ‘lifelong sacrifice’ for sons

10 biggest world threats of 2023, ranked

The Sunday Read: ‘Has the Amazon Reached Its “Tipping Point”?’ The Daily Podcast

Climate Tech Investing in Deep Decarbonization Climate Rising Podcast

Revisiting the “father of capitalism” The Gray Area with Sean Illing Podcast

Davos 2023: Women’s Leadership: Towards Parity in Power World Economic Forum Podcast

A short history of sadness The Documentary Podcast

Super Soul Special: Daniel H. Pink: A New Mind Oprah’s Super Soul Podcast

Is America broken? The Gray Area with Sean Illing Podcast

The Political Scene | The New Yorker: An “Anger Olympics” Between Trump and the Rest of the 2024 Republican Field

The Journal.: China’s Accidental Dissidents

The Daily: The End of the Pandemic Emergency in the U.S.

Kris De Decker: “Low Tech: What, Why and How” | The Great Simplification #33

Coldest wind chill ever recorded in continental US, say forecasters

The Arctic and Antarctic saw record warmth and ice melt in 2022Antarctic sea ice in rapid decline this season

Is Antarctica Melting? Yes, and Glaciers Are Losing Tons of Mass Every Year

Nuclear Fusion Isn’t the Silver Bullet We Want It to Be

Weather, Auckland floods live updates: Northland declares state of emergency, red and orange rain warnings for Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty including Tauranga and Rotorua

What caused Auckland’s wettest day – and where climate change fits in

New Zealand roiled by flash floods, landslides for third day

World’s biggest investment fund warns directors to tackle climate crisis or face sack tks Kevin Cottam

Pursuing economic growth will kill us all in the end

Planning your 2023 travel? Skip these places in order to save them

Shell announces record annual profits of £32.2bn after energy price surge

Shell faces groundbreaking complaint for misleading US authorities and investors on its energy transition efforts

Social change more important than physical tipping points : Newsroom : Universität Hamburg

Beware! Climate change will alter the way we live

Environmentalist Manuel Esteban Paez Terán’s death is part of a disturbing trend

An apology to my grandkids for not fighting in the war of our times tks Oliver Gill

DAVOS WEF Idea of de-globalization is a ‘mirage,’ says historian Niall Ferguson

Defra slashed tree target after lobbying by National Farmers’ Union

Azerbaijan weaponises conservation law in conflict with Armenia

Why don’t we talk about acid rain and the ozone hole anymore? Scientists debunk misinformation tks Kevin Cottam

Batya Ungar-Saron: Davos Climate Elites Love Private Jets, Hypocrisy

We are ‘greening’ ourselves to extinction


Nigeria floods: Songs and testimonies from a drowning world

In the Fight Over Gas Stoves, Meet the Industry’s Go-To Scientist

2023 is a fork in the road for bold action to accelerate clean transportation

Ukraine war to accelerate shift to clean energy, BP says

Another whale mysteriously washes ashore on US East Coast

Voluntary carbon markets: a misunderstood climate solution

Missing radioactive capsule found in Australia

Scientists Are Uncovering Ominous Waters Under Antarctic Ice

Is This Collapse?

Pakistan rupee plunges as authorities loosen controls to revive bailout

Ardern may need ongoing security as true extent of threats is revealed

Czech Voters Deal a Blow to Populism

Kremlin-Linked Group Arranged Payments to European Politicians to Support Russia’s Annexation of Crimea

How America Lost Its Grip on Reality

Secretive Saudi executions leave families in the dark Published

Paris Olympics: Up to 40 countries could boycott Games, says Poland sports minister

‘It’s not who we are,’ wails British Gas. Sorry but when you’re using bailiffs to install meters, that’s exactly who you are

TikTok’s ‘De-Influencing’ Trend Is Here to Tell You What Stuff You Don’t Need to Buy

America’s Never-Ending War With… Itself

It’s Time for the Scientific Community to Admit We Were Wrong About COVID and It Cost Lives

We are all playing Covid roulette. Without clean air, the next infection could permanently disable you tks Angela Frechette

Is it time to take a pause? I encourage you to listen to this podcast with Kevin Cottam, the Global Nomad, where we discussed why it is so important to stop, pause, reflect, think and then act. A privilege to know you Kevin.

A small social media/climate tip – let’s start rejecting ads of products not sustainable with a healthy planet.

Andrea T Edwards
Andrea T Edwards

Nature x Humanity (OXMAN)

Wow! Iceberg larger than London breaks off Antarctica

Halley station: UK polar base secure after big iceberg breakaway

Climate crisis? Who knew? Turns out the oil industry did – David Suzuki Foundation

‘Brazil was asleep’: as the rains come, hope reawakens for the Amazon tks Kevin Cottam

Auckland floods: New Zealand city declares emergency after torrential rain

Newly discovered deadly pools beneath the ocean kill anything that swims into them

One of the World’s Coldest Places Is Now the Warmest it’s Been in 1,000 Years, Scientists Say

Cultivated Meat Regulation: The 10 Most Supportive Countries, From Funding To Policy

Greta Thunberg says Davos elite are prioritizing greed and short-term profits over people and the planet

Algeria Sees Rare Snowfall; 157 Afghans Now Confirmed To Have Frozen-To-Death In “Coldest Winter On Record”

African forest elephants fight climate change by contributing in surprising ways to natural carbon capture tks Denise Chai

Davos 2023: A Conversation with Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft World Economic Forum Podcast

‘Assassinated in cold blood’: activist killed protesting Georgia’s ‘Cop City’

Depleted Under Trump, a ‘Traumatized’ E.P.A. Struggles With Its Mission

Farmers Are Creating Circular Gardens in the Sahara Desert. Here’s Why

Davos 2023: Finding Europe’s New Growth World Economic Forum Podcast

ENSO: Recent Evolution, Current Status and Predictions

Brian Cox Shuts Down Celebrity Flat-Earther On Live Radio 

An Open Letter to Airbnb

Davos 2023: Keeping the Pace on Climate World Economic Forum Podcast

North Korea issues ‘extreme cold’ weather alert

Brazil airlifts starving Yanomami tribal people from jungle

‘No chance’ of global heating below 1.5C but nuclear tech ‘promising’ in climate crisis, Bill Gates says

william e rees the enigma of climate inaction and the human nature in policy failure

Jordan Peterson: climate change denier and faux science-lover

What cities are doing to fight climate change

How a Delhi district stopped the ground from sinking

EMISSIONS 29 April 2021  15:00 Explainer: Will global warming ‘stop’ as soon as net-zero emissions are reached?

Mining quantities for low-carbon energy is hundreds to thousands of times lower than mining for fossil fuels

You want to reduce the carbon footprint of your food? Focus on what you eat, not whether your food is local

The search engine for a better world

Star teenage British athlete won’t fly to Australia over climate concerns

Cameras show tornado ripping through Texas town

Davos 2023: Women’s Leadership: Towards Parity in Power World Economic Forum Podcast

Did an Australian linked mining firm trigger a natural disaster? tks Vicky Coburn

Jacinda Ardern abuse ‘abhorrent’, says incoming NZ PM Chris Hipkins

Jacinda Ardern’s burnout highlights the pressure world leaders face

Lula accuses Bolsonaro of genocide against Yanomami in Amazon

Russia-affiliated journalist paid for Quran burning in Sweden

Older Voters Know Exactly What’s at Stake, and They’ll Be Here for Quite a While

Ending The Social Security Tax Break For The Rich

The Real Threat from AI

We have far more to fear from stupidity than evil

‘My hate is pure and not misogynistic’ – how the right wing Trolls are defending their toxicity

We Need a Revolution in Clean Indoor Air

Billionaires at Davos don’t think COVID is a cold

Health leaders urge governments to step up COVID control

Heart-disease risk soars after COVID — even with a mild case

Five Rules for an Aging World

Afghan women The Documentary Podcast

A student asked her cosmology professor the meaning of life. Here was his response.

Homosexuality is a sin but laws criminalising it are unjust, says Pope Francis

Dystopian Billionaires Are Riding the Climate Tiger Praveen Gupta is one of the top writers at Illuminem and he is worth following. Great read.

Interview with Andrea Edwards on Leadership & Transformation – very grateful to Marylen Ramos-Valesco for having me on her leadership and transformation show, where we discussed the future for leaders, within the context of climate escalation.

Why Overpopulation is Actually a Problem

Energy saving policies could put lives at risk as global heating intensifies: study

WEF 2023: Snowless Davos Shows the World’s Elite Climate Risk to Global Economy

‘Ridiculous’: Greta Thunberg blasts decision to let UAE oil boss chair climate talks

‘Very little capital’ going into climate adaptation in emerging Asia: study

The Melodrama of Climate Change Denial ( tks Oliver Gill

Crowds flock to US suburb to witness snowy owl visiting from the Arctic

Why combatting climate change means embracing degrowth

Why your recycling doesn’t always get recycled tks David Lim

‘Extinction crisis’ of sharks and rays to have devastating effect on other species, study finds

Where Moms Hover Over Starving Children

Revealed: more than 90% of rainforest carbon offsets by biggest provider are worthless, analysis shows

Wall Street’s Biggest Banks Set for Fed Climate Impact Exercise

Record high temperatures and greenhouse gases seen in 2022

Why We Need To Wake Up The Snake

We’re in a new ‘polycrisis’ era and the World Economic Forum just warned us what to prepare for

Environment risks dominate in “polycrisis” world – WEF survey

Phuket Opinion: Taking the strain tks Steve Johnson

California battles deadly storms with millions under flood watch

The Lost Forest Gardens of Europe

The case for companies to pay climate reparations

New York to Charge Emitters $1 Billion per Year, Reinvest in Emissions Reduction

How Finland Is Teaching a Generation to Spot Misinformation

Extreme swimmer Lewis Pugh: ‘The polar regions are the ground zero of the climate crisis’

New Zealand egg shortage threatens pavlova

The degrowth propaganda squad

California braces for another storm, Biden declares disaster

Microscopic animals revived after 24,000 years in permafrost

Warming ocean waters in Western Australia are a ‘sentinel of climate change’, UWA researchers say                                           

‘If you win the popular imagination, you change the game’: why we need new stories on climate

EUROPE Greta Thunberg rips ‘completely ridiculous’ move to let UAE oil chief lead COP28

Davos 2023: Day 1 – Cooperation in a Fragmented World,World Economic Forum Podcast

Frodsham rewilding: What happens when a golf course returns to nature?

Warning of unprecedented heatwaves as El Niño set to return in 2023 tks Kevin Cottam

Not cool: push for insulation in all Australian rental homes as study shows dangerous heat levels

Go to Texas to see the anti-green future of clean energy       

Atmospheric dust may have hidden true extent of global heating

This Is the Dying Phase of Reaganism–and It’s Hideous

How ‘everywhere chemicals’ help uterine fibroids grow

The green trade row dividing the Davos elite

UN head accuses fossil fuel firms of business models ‘inconsistent with human survival’

Ecologists concerned about Asia’s coral health as yellow-band disease wipes out Thailand’s reefs

Coffee pod carbon footprint better for planet than filtered brew

UAE’s Cop28 president will keep role as head of national oil company tks Samantha Gayfer

Greenland sees hottest temps in 1,000 years. How its melting ice sheet has major impact on sea level

The ocean’s temperature was hotter than ever in 2022, scientists say

The rich and powerful flocked to Davos via private jet to discuss climate change, study finds

Greenpeace slams billionaires over private jet ‘hypocrisy’ at Davos summit

Exxon Accurately Predicted Global Warming, Years Before Casting Doubt on Climate Science

Accelerating the Energy Transition: The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act Climate Rising Podcast

Outlook? Terrifying: TV weather presenters on the hell and horror of the climate crisis

Shell to spend $450m on carbon offsetting as fears grow that credits may be worthless

Activist Greta Thunberg says Davos elite ‘fuelling destruction of the planet’

Malacca Strait: How one volcano could trigger world chaos

UN boss to Davos: You’re the problem

Mexico plans to ban solar geoengineering after rogue experiment

‘Super-tipping points’ could trigger cascade of climate action

Great White Sharks Are Being Scared From Their Habitat by Just 2 Predators

Comedian Leaves Oxford Union SPEECHLESS – tks Dion Jensen

2023 Edelman Trust Barometer | Edelman tks Damian Corbet

The world’s biggest PR firm claims to be an expert on trust – but is it?

Even kids are worried ChatGPT will make them lazy plagiarists, says a linguist who studies tech’s effect on reading, writing and thinking

The complication of concentration in global trade

Cyber attacks set to become ‘uninsurable’, says Zurich chief tks Kevin Cottam

Long COVID: major findings, mechanisms and recommendations

China’s Population Falls, Heralding a Demographic Crisis

The richest 1% have pocketed $26 trillion (£21 trillion) in new wealth since 2020, nearly twice as much as the other 99 per cent of the world’s population, an Oxfam report reveals today.

King Charles to divert Crown Estate windfall to ‘public good’

Social fabric weakens amid deepening divisions tks Damian Corbet

Does quantum mechanics favor Buddhist philosophy?

World Economic Forum annual Global Risks Report 2023

25 sustainable resolutions to inspire you for 2023 – chuffed to be invited by Susannah Jaffer to contribute to this inspiring collection of resolutions. 

William E. Rees: “The Fundamental Issue – Overshoot” | The Great Simplification #53

Welcome to the age of the polycrisis: the Global Risks Report 2023 World Economic Forum Podcast

‘Out-of-control financial collapse’: Fossil fuel market crash could cost UK £674bn

‘Ticking timebomb’ as ageing landfill dumps threaten English beaches

UK could face ‘banking crisis worse than 2008’ if City fails to prepare for fossil fuel collapse

The Fall of The Amazon Could Trigger a Global Cascade of Tipping Points

Great Salt Lake on track to disappear in five years, scientists warn tks Denise Chai

Australia flood crisis: ‘Once in a century’

Welcome to the World’s Biggest Problems Quiz! tks Andy G. Schmidt

Mystery of why Roman buildings have survived so long has been unravelled, scientists say

England’s new ban on single-use plastics sounds good – but it is a surrender to big business

Individual action makes little difference to the climate crisis – we need to go after Big Oil, says author

Flies are taking over thanks to climate change — while moths and other pollinators disappear

Germany’s biggest weekly magazine asks: “Was Marx right after all?”

Climate change is forcing wildlife to move north — and they’re bringing diseases with them tks Kevin Cottam

Fashion brands paid Bangladesh factories less than cost

A gray whale gave birth as a whale watching tour looked on

Millions at risk of flooding as fierce storm lashes California Published

Joshimath: The trauma of living in India’s sinking Himalayan town

We’re taking Danone to court over plastic pollution

Collapse Now and Avoid the Rush

The Toxic Legacy of 3M’s ‘Forever Chemicals’

How California could save up its rain to ease future droughts — instead of watching epic atmospheric river rainfall drain into the Pacific

Banks and countries pledge over $9bn to rebuild Pakistan after catastrophic floods

Landslides, sinkholes, floodwaters plague soggy California

Green jobs are booming, but too few employees have sustainability skills to fill them – here are 4 ways to close the gap

Storms relentless as California drenching goes on

What are El Niño and La Niña, and how do they change the weather?

The Fashion Pulpit

A disturbing 1995 prediction by Carl Sagan accurately describes America today

Oceans were the hottest ever recorded in 2022, analysis shows

Overshooting climate targets could significantly increase risk for tipping cascades

Disaster in the sea and a warning of more

In a Famed Game Park Near the Foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Animals Are Giving Up

The New Soldiers in Propane’s Fight Against Climate Action: Television Stars

Today’s Contemplation: Collapse Cometh XC

HSBC made a secretive multimillion-dollar loan to an energy company that is bulldozing a village in western Germany

Climate change: UAE names oil chief to lead COP28 talks

Race to find survivors after tornadoes tear through southern US

Breakaway iceberg raises concerns over Antarctica’s ‘doomsday glacier’

California’s hydro-climate whiplash explained

Greenwashing terms to avoid at any cost

Watch our World’s social and environmental challenges

Net zero: Climate action delay will hurt economy, Tory MP’s review says

How to Save the Planet: Degrowth vs Green Growth?

Himachal Pradesh: Thousands despair as India Adani plants shut down

Temple Grandin: Society Is Failing Visual Thinkers, and That Hurts Us All

Male inequality, explained by an expert | Richard Reeves tks Emile Bloemen

Iran protests: Jailed activist Sepideh Qolian describes brutality in letter

‘A great day for the country’: Uganda declares an end to Ebola outbreak

UK Meteorite That Fell To Earth Contains Building Blocks For Life

On Polarization: Yuval Noah Harari and Esther Perel in Conversation

Half of world’s glaciers to ‘disappear’ with 1.5C of global warming  tks Susannah Hasenoehrl

Elon Musk’s Jet Made 134 Flights in 2022, Shortest Lasted 6 Minutes

In photos: Severe cold wave grips north India

Widespread damage to California coast in wake of major storms

Severe weather causes havoc across the US

Evacuations ordered in California as deadly storm slams into coast

#TeenTok Influencers Test TikTok’s Rules, Straining Moderators 

A New England Town Invaded by Coyotes Calls in the Sharpshooters

Dutch Close Europe’s Biggest Gas Field Despite Energy Crisis

Rahul Gandhi is marching the entire length of India. I joined him to find out why

The Damage Done by a Hollywood Stereotype

‘Extreme event’: warm January weather breaks records across Europe

Extinction Rebellion announces move away from disruptive tactics

Climate Action- Right Way, Wrong Way

“We are in a debt trap” – Nouriel Roubini on 10 ‘megathreats’ to our world and how to stop them

This NHS crisis is historic – a war footing is the only way to deal with it

Happisburgh: The Norfolk village crumbling into the sea

Snapshots, Hotshots and Moonshots: Images of Climate Change in 2022

World risks ‘collective suicide’, UN chief warns climate summit

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Environment education

Four environment resources to help you 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.
  4. Finally, more than 100 mini-videos on many topics regarding the multiple crisis’ we face. Feel free to download and use as your own. No credit necessary.
Social leadership #SocialLeadership

Uncommon Courage: an invitation

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.

You can buy it on AmazonApple BooksBarnes & Noble, Book DepositoryBooktopia, SmashwordsKobo, Gardners, Odilo, Indie Bound, BookShop by BookTrib and Scribd.

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 Facebook Group Uncommon Courage.

Listen in to the Uncommon Courage, the podcast on Apple, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are published.

Check out my Livestreams

The Know Show, a fortnightly wrap up of the news!

Climate Courage, a fortnightly conversation on issues that matter to you and I, focusing on the actions we can all take.

Get notified when we go live on YouTube @AndreaTEdwards

18 Steps to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile 

Listed by Book Authority in the 100 Best LinkedIn Books of All Time and 22 Best New LinkedIn eBooks To Read In 2021 and 2022 categories. Grab it today if you want to take your professional presence to the next level! When it comes to LinkedIn, it really is time to ask — can you really afford not to have this book in the hands of every employee?

Are you a Social CEO? The Social CEO: How Social Media Can Make You A Stronger Leader. 

Want to claim your stage? Unleash Your Voice – Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman 


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