Climate emergency

Andrea T Edwards

#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 hat when you do. This is a very interesting and controversial documentary, but as it discusses an Ice Age event, which ended about 12,000 years ago, it’s really fascinating. The journalist Graham Hancock, lays out evidence showing there …

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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 Day, or whatever other mega sale is on the calendar. We are in overshoot and taking far more than what earth can provide, and this year World Overshoot Day fell on July 28th. That means anything we consume beyond July 28th …

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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 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 …

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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 personal experiences of going through four extreme weather events in four months across three continents – and the absolute humility you feel when you do – as well as the fact that barely any country is …

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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 on steroids. The coverage claims workers in its supply chain are paid as little as 3p to work 18-hour shifts. If they make a mistake on the 500 garments per day they are required to produce, …

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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 fascism in check since WWII. Alas, in Italy and Sweden, they now have parties rooted in Nazi-style fascism. Of course, Poland and Hungary have already gone down this path, not to forget, other European countries, like Germany and …

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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 reclaimed more than 1,000 square miles of land and a key military hub. The media has made the call that victory is imminent, however, it is not being supported by military and political experts. The experts …

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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 Elizabeth II. Most of the commentary I have read is honouring a person who gave a life of service to her country and the Commonwealth. But many are not honouring the Queen, because she represents …

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