Is it a Pink Swan or a Pink Spring?

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?

Leadership & selecting the right Centre of Gravity to end the Liberian Wars

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

Book Review: ‘The Amazons’ by Adrienne Mayor

'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

1°C not 2°C is the ‘danger threshold’ – Jim Hansen

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

Climate Lingo 1: Isotherms. “We’re moving poleward baby!”

What is an "isotherm?" It is a line which represents an average temperature... as these graphs show...   "Isotherms" are important in climate science discussions because... Isotherms are moving...  and they are all moving exactly the same way, and that's poleward baby. They are moving at the rate of 100km/decade; or 10km each year. Fast … Continue reading Climate Lingo 1: Isotherms. “We’re moving poleward baby!”