There is a lot of very important news this week to dive into, but I wanted to give a hat tip to Prince Harry for taking the Mirror Group to court in a hacking trial. Now I know he’s a figure that attracts lots of attention – positive and negative – and honestly, I couldn’t care less about any of it, but this story is a good one!
I have never been a reader of the tabloid press, in fact, the type of stories and how journalists go about getting them, has always revolted me. The other side, of course, is tabloid media is the ultimate shiny stuff spinner, designed to distract us from the more serious matters of the day. So no, it’s not for me and never has been.
Will he win? Who knows and I don’t even think it matters. He is getting an important message out into the British market and it’s a long overdue reckoning. I’d like to see it make a difference, but maybe a few more thousand people will stop spending their money on this terrible source of media, who knows?
In case you didn’t know, Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is the first senior member of the Royal Family in more than 130 years to give evidence to a civil court. He is also one of the British establishment’s very own – a prince of the realm, no less – to expose what he alleges was illegal information gathering by one of this country’s major tabloid newspaper groups.
Lots of great information is coming out, but one of the headline statements is: ‘If they’re supposedly policing society, who on earth is policing them?’ Obviously referring to the media.
Who indeed. So many of the media groups across the world are doing a terrible job right now, some worse than others. Always in my line of sight is anything the Murdoch empire owns, but most media are failing audiences and not uniting humanity and moving us forward in the direction we need to go. This is an issue that needs to be fought in every corner of the world.
So yeah, it’s time for a reckoning and if the person to start that is Prince Harry, then he gets a big bravo from me.
Just a quick final point, if you feel compelled to share with me why you hate Prince Harry, I want you to know in advance, I just don’t care. I really really don’t. I’m not being unkind; I literally just don’t care.
Right let’s get stuck into the reads – another big week in the news.
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Adaptation for wet bulb temperatures (the short version) – I shared my wet bulb temperature tome last week, and this version is shorter, focusing on the actions we can take to get prepared. Preparing for wet bulb temperatures is critical, and as you’ll see below, the Singapore Government will soon be releasing guidance to its citizens on getting prepared for hotter temperatures. The time to adapt is now, not when the heat hits.
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.
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