All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.

Arthur Schopenhauer
Climate trend

Outstanding work by the ABC team abcnews , storylab, the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes to visualise climate change over time and make the global, very personal.  From top to bottom, these stripes use Bureau of Meteorology data to show how temperatures have changed in Australia since 1910. The colours indicate how much…

Power Lines

What is the argument against reason and logic? The latest UN Environment Programme (UNEP) emissions gap report suggests that unless the world begins to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions the 1.5C goal of the Paris Agreement “will slip out of reach,” The figure below, adapted from one created by CICERO’s Dr Robbie Andrews, shows emission trajectories to limit warming to…

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Paulo Coelho
Greenland

More of Greenland's ice melted in the summers of 2000-2019 than in the ones between 1979-1999.   Some data: Links National Snow and Ice Data Center and the obligatory other links... Five from Five 1.5 - Probably Not... IPCC Global Warming of 1.5c 8th of October Oh, yeah, There’s this… Zero Carbon – The Future Called… The Fork in the…

50 Years ago today. Spend a moment and consider the scale of this human endeavour. Neil Armstrong, Commander Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module Pilot Michael Collins, Command Module Pilot   Links NASA Apollo 11  

Earth Australia

What's next? Opining the lack of type 1 people in public leadership? Federal Election. Climate change anyone? Looking back to look forward. In 1916, the year my father was born, we only knew of our own galaxy. Think about that for a moment... We did not think there were any other galaxies. Consider that in just over one lifetime, we…

A small series of posts over the next week or so on the concept of "Type 1". These will be People, Planet and Challenges. Why? Simply put, my recent experience of public discourse and political debate in Australia (and those seeking public office) suggests we need to look closely for genuine intellectual honesty, strategic vision and coherent world views that can…

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