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Andrea T Edwards
#181 Weekend reads – earth at risk, we must end the age of destruction
Sorting through the news every other week to work out what’s in and what’s out for The Know Show has...
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Andrea T Edwards
#180 Weekend reads – what can I do? I’m only one person…
It’s hard to believe the terror attack in Russia happened a week ago, because it’s basically disappeared...
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Andrea T Edwards
#179 Weekend reads – another red alert, are we listening?
If you missed the news this week, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) issued its “State of Global...
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Distractions
#178 Weekend reads – it’s alright to be distracted sometimes
It’s Oscars week and that means lots of coverage to keep us all distracted from the serious stuff going...
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Andrea T Edwards
Perbicaraan Iklim: Bersiap sedia untuk kepanasan yang melampau
Pada bulan April, kita mengalami ‘wet bulb temperature’ buat kali pertama, atau apabila indeks kepanasan...
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Andrea T Edwards
#177 Weekend reads – here’s to women, equality, diversity, inclusion and representation
Happy International Women’s Day (IWD) ladies, and I hope the celebrations were worthy of this important...
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The polycrisis
#176 Weekend reads – have we gone too far towards the cliff edge?
I was reflecting that the conversation I’ve been tracking for years – on climate, biodiversity loss,...
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Knowledge economy
#175 Weekend reads – Trump did what? Liz Truss said what?
Lots of shenanigans coming out of the US this week, with Trump launching his new sneakers (interesting...
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Andrea T Edwards
#174 Weekend reads – why do scientists get it wrong?
Something we’re hearing regularly now is research showing initial estimations by scientists on various...
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Andrea T Edwards
#173 Weekend reads – Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) heading towards tipping point
There are weeks in the news and there are WEEKS in the news, this one was definitely WEEKS. To give you...
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Andrea T Edwards
#172 Weekend reads – misinformation, disinformation, authoritarianism, we need to get a handle on it
Our theme on The Know Show this week was about the enormous challenges we face with misinformation and...
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Andrea T Edwards
#171 Weekend reads – no rest for news junkies, how do you escape thinking?
A friend lovingly told me recently to make sure I take a break from the news. This advice happens a lot...
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The polycrisis
#170 Weekend reads – we need to understand our brains
The hits just keep on coming, with news of Iran shooting bombs into Pakistan and Pakistan responding...
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The polycrisis
#169 Weekend reads – well here we go, 2024, what have you got?
Welcome back to the Weekend Reads for 2024 and if you’re like me, you probably took a very tentative...
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Andrea T Edwards
#168 Weekend reads – that’s a wrap for 2023, what a year
Welcome to the last Weekend Reads for 2023, and a reminder of why I do this. The news is overwhelming...
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Andrea T Edwards
#167 Weekend reads – yes Taylor Swift deserved Times Person of the Year
Did the title trigger you? Good and I’m going to tell you why Taylor Swift absolutely deserves this accolade...
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Cop28 News Andrea T Edwards
#166 Weekend reads – the Cop28 shenanigans have begun
Are you enjoying the intensity of the news around Cop28? It’s coming in thick and fast, so surprise,...
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Oxfam inequality report
#165 Weekend reads – is the problem really only 10% of the global population?
I know there is A LOT going on in the world right now, and it was such a relief to see some of the Hamas’...
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Peace
#164 Weekend reads – are you becoming numb yet? Why we can’t turn away
Are you becoming numb to all the terrible news? I know many are, and worse, young people, are completely...
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Andrea T Edwards
#163 Weekend reads – what future are we offering our children, really?
It’s my first-born son’s 17th birthday tomorrow. His name is Lex and right now he’s partying with his...
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Andrea T Edwards Weekend Reads
#162 Weekend reads – new climate report states heating is accelerating
A big week in climate news as James Hansen and his team of global scientists publish a new peer-reviewed...
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Weekend Reads Andrea T Edwards
#161 Weekend reads – maybe we all need to learn how to shut up and listen?
One of the themes that came through very strongly on The Know Show yesterday, was the prevalence of people...
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Peace
#160 Weekend reads – we need peace, or we will have no future
It’s hard to believe it’s only been a week since Hamas brutally attacked, murdered and took hostages...
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The Voice Australia
#159 Weekend reads – we must embrace our Indigenous brothers and sisters
Every time I read a headline that an indigenous activist or environmental leader is murdered, I feel...
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Andrea T Edwards
#158 Weekend reads – dark humour is perfectly respectable
I came across an article this week, Microplastics in clouds may be contributing to climate change and...
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Andrea T Edwards
34 ขั้นตอนในการเตรียมตัวเพื่อสภาวะอุณหภูมิสูงถึงระดับที่ไม่สามารถอยู่ได้
ฉันมีบทความนี้อีกสองแบบ แบบยาวกว่า รายละเอียดมากขึ้นและรองรับด้วยงานวิจัยที่หลากหลาย ได้ตีพิมพ์ในเดือนมิถุนายนที่ผ่านมา...
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Andrea T Edwards
#157 Weekend reads – please please please get ready for extreme heat
I am very concerned about the extreme heat brewing in our environment and our lack of preparedness for...
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extreme weather
#156 Weekend reads – will we become immune to tragedy?
We started the week with the devastating earthquake in Morocco, which has resulted in nearly 3,000 deaths...
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Andrea T Edwards
#155 Weekend reads – an education in fire, and we all need it
One of life’s great privileges is to listen to experts discuss their area of expertise within the context...
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Adaptation for extreme heat
वह क्षेत्र जो रहने लायक नहीं रहे, उन पर पड़ने वाले ताप सूचकांक की तैयारी के लिए 34 कार्रवाइयां:
वह क्षेत्र जो रहने लायक नहीं रहे, उन पर पड़ने वाले ताप सूचकांक की तैयारी के लिए 34 कार्रवाइयां:मेरे पास...
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