[SPOILER ALERT] Like any decent art, (or Pop Art), the movie Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice (2016) speaks to the audience of its times. In subtle ways, parts of our reality are reflected to us, helping us to understand and navigate our unique era. It differs from other genre superhero films in that this time there … Continue reading Superman vs Batman: A mirror of our times?
As the sun gradually woke citizen's across the Earth, on 21st January 2017, the global #WomensMarch got underway. There were 673 marches from the cities of Washington, Rome and Sydney to continents and countries as diverse as Antarctica, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Tanzania, Portugal, Mexico and Ecuador. Madonna announced that the Revolution of Love had begun, while Alicia … Continue reading Is it a Pink Swan or a Pink Spring?
In a time of wide-spread and potential growing global conflict, it may be instructive to reflect upon how the Liberian Civil Wars were brought to an end. Leymah Gbowee's memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers: How sisterhood, prayer, and sex changed a nation at war, and the related documentary, Pray the Devil Back to Hell describe a … Continue reading Leadership & selecting the right Centre of Gravity to end the Liberian Wars
'The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World' by Adrienne Mayor, (2014) Princeton University Press, New Jersey, USA 2016 - Winner Sarasvati Award for Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology, Association for the Study of Women & Mythology 2015 - Silver Medal Winner in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, World … Continue reading Book Review: ‘The Amazons’ by Adrienne Mayor
James Hansen's latest paper, Assessing “Dangerous Climate Change”: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature, argues that the generally agreed aspirational target to limit global warming to 2°C is too high and that it would lead to ‘disastrous consequences.’ Rather he proposes that a 1°C target is the safe limit. Given that … Continue reading 1°C not 2°C is the ‘danger threshold’ – Jim Hansen
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"A leader is a dealer in hope" – Napoleon Bonaparte Over the last week or two there has been a definite shift in the 'global mood' on climate. The drum-beat has been reverberating across the globe via social media (and even mainstream media), with a steadily increasing pace. People, institutions who don’t know each other … Continue reading Climate – Global Leadership Emerges