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#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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#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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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. The good news is, everyone seems to be in a great place, which is a relief, because the impact of the pandemic on so many has been so hard. An issue we’ll be dealing with for years to come. …

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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 the focus of this title is Iran. The death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of the morality police, for allegedly violating Iran’s strict hijab headscarf rules, is the spark that has become a fire …

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#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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