Calling Out The Elephant In The Room: Reframing The Media

'Renewable energy target: emissions down, not in a good way'' screen shot of article by Judith Sloan, The Australian, 16 August 2016

Screenshot of opinion article by Judith Sloan, The Australian, 16 August 2016, ‘Renewable energy target: emissions down, not in a good way”

Everything is not always what it seems. Especially in the media.

Check out this opinion article in The Australian.

It illustrates someone who is scared of change (or who is speaking up for people and businesses who are scared of change) – particularly the large-scale changes that need to occur to protect our precious world and its ability to support life as we know it.  Continue reading

Honesty + Responsibility = Great Opportunity To Choose Future

Tweet by Tanyia Maxted: 7th recording above historic 406ppm #airpollution manmade #climatechange accelerating & emissions rising #auspol, with graph showing CO2 concentration at Mauna Loa Observatory from May 2014 to 4 April 2016

Are we really being honest about what is happening and taking responsibility for choosing our own future?

Many people will find the graph and brief commentary in this tweet sad and scary, especially if they understand the story they tell and accept their implications:

Easter Action On Climate Change

Man standing with eyes closed & hands held in prayer at dawn

Image: Vinoth Chandar | Flickr CC BY 2.0

Around the world, people are having an extra long weekend for Easter.  Western Christians are going to church on Good Friday.  More of them will do so on Easter Sunday.  And in a few weeks Orthodox Christians will do the same.

On Good Friday, some church congregations will use a litany, a series of prayers asking for specific Continue reading

A New Year’s Resolution For Us All

Source: Flickr vanhookc CC BY-SA

Source: Flickr vanhookc CC BY-SA

The new year is traditionally a time for new beginnings.

Many of us will have resolved to make changes to how we go about our personal lives. Some of these can reduce our environmental impact – if done the right way. For example:

Joining In Great Leadership On Climate Change

Momentum is building in the lead-up to the UN climate talks in Paris that begin on 30 November 2015 and are crucial to our future.

What – and who – will cause the tipping point that will lead to the bold decisions we need being taken before it is too late?

It may well be come from sleeping giants.

Picture of delegates at Islamic International Climate Change Symposium, Istanbul, 17-18 August 2015

International Climate Change Symposium 17-18 August 2015, CC BY Islamic Relief

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