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Andrea T Edwards
#134 Weekend reads – the societal impact of our collective addictions
It’s rare for me to watch a video which lands in a deep and powerful way. When a video does, it’s because...
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Weekend Reads
#133 Weekend reads – an anniversary of unnecessary death and suffering
If you’re like me, you’ve probably been reading about the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of...
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Weekend Reads Andrea T Edwards
#132 Weekend reads – Ohio’s Chernobyl and Antarctica’s extreme heat event
It took two weeks for mainstream media to pick up the story of a 150-car train derailment at East Palestine...
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Andrea T Edwards
#131 Weekend reads – devastation and where to donate
Like everyone, I have been glued to the news about the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria. Because...
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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...
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Andrea T Edwards
#130 Weekend reads – a big reminder that love really is what matters most
This time last week I was coming to terms with a very sick husband in ICU and since then, he’s been through...
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Andrea T Edwards
#129 Weekend reads – an iceberg the size of London calved off Antarctica
Did you hear the news that an iceberg the size of London calved off Antarctica? Breaking off from the...
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Andrea T Edwards Weekend Reads
#128 Weekend reads – people don’t like Jacinda Ardern?
This week we all heard the news that Jacinda Ardern has decided to resign and I have to say, I admire...
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Andrea T Edwards CSP
#127 Weekend reads – the era of the polycrisis
Welcome back to the Weekend Reads. It was great to have a break and I’m not even remotely ready to tackle...
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Andrea T Edwards
#126 Weekend reads – well wasn’t 2022 one hell of a year?
We did the last Know Show of the year, reflecting on all that happened in 2022, and I encourage everyone...
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Andrea T Edwards
#125 Weekend reads – why we must support the Iranian protests
An article was published this week titled: Iranian forces shooting at faces and genitals of female protesters,...
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Weekend Reads
#124 Weekend reads – it looks like Australia is stuffed!
A few years ago, my friend Joe Augustin, asked if I had plans to move back to Australia one day, and...
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Andrea T Edwards
#123 Weekend reads – human rights are non-negotiable, right?
The World Cup is here and the only person in our home interested is my 14-year-old son, Jax. Good on...
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#122 Weekend reads – want to see what global calamity looks like?
Then watch Ancient Apocalypse on Netflix, although I strongly urge you to put on your critical thinking...
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Consumption
Discounts yay, annual sales yay, shop, consume… the disconnect is jarring
For years I’ve been sharing that we should NOT be celebrating the successes of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Singles...
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Knowledge economy
#121 Weekend reads – Zombie Fires? I think I need a drink
The news is SO intense right now. The whole Musk/Twitter fiasco, Ukraine and Russia, the US midterms...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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Andrea T Edwards
#116 Weekend reads – the spark that became a fire
The title the spark that became a fire could be linked to so many news shocks happening this week, but...
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Ukraine
#115 Weekend reads – there are two story lines from Ukraine, both important
We’ve seen a lot of news about Ukraine in the last couple of weeks, including a lightning advance that...
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Weekend Reads
#114 Weekend reads – a life of service and a complicated legacy
The news that has consumed the world for the last couple of days is, of course, the passing of Queen...
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Andrea T Edwards
#113 weekend reads – the horror in Pakistan, ignored by media
As I was going to bed last Saturday night, I caught some early footage of the floods in Pakistan. I was...
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Andrea T Edwards Weekend Reads
#112 Weekend reads – the end of abundance
At the top of the climate section is an article titled: ‘Macron warns of ‘end of abundance’ as France...
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Weekend Reads climate crisis
#111 Weekend reads – are you paying attention to the news that matters?
I’m back, more determined than ever to encourage everyone to pay attention to the information and news...
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Andrea T Edwards
#110 Weekend reads – it’s time for a long holiday and break from the reads
This Tuesday I’m heading off to Europe with my boys for nearly six weeks. We haven’t spent time with...
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Andrea T Edwards
#109 Weekend reads – community is where real change starts, come together
Today, I’m attending the first sustainability event in Phuket, and tonight it’s time for the great musical...
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Andrea T Edwards CSP
#108 Weekend reads – are we back in 1986?
One of the news stories that broke this week was Kate Bush is back in the charts, due to her song – Running...
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Andrea T Edwards weekend reads
#107 Weekend reads – are we finally addressing global water management?
Before we get to water management, we had some wonderful news for the environment this week, as it was...
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