Vietnamese artist: Trung Nghia

Tiger emerging from ashes... See more of his art here: Saatchi Art

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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!”

Urban Security Planners – Meet Urban Designers… Take charge of the atmospherics…

With the ‘urbanisation’ trend in full swing globally, security and defence professionals are noting that this may mean less time in jungles and deserts, and more time in ‘urban terrain’. There are many implications of this: interface with civic agencies; how to protect the population; types of tactics and so forth. In understanding how to … Continue reading Urban Security Planners – Meet Urban Designers… Take charge of the atmospherics…

If sexual violence in conflict is a war tactic, let’s work out how to prevent & defeat it.

Last night I attended an introductory workshop on "Women, Peace and Security" (WPS) run by the UN Women's Canberra office. The 30 minute video: ‘Side by Side’ provides a great introduction to the issues. ‘Side by Side’ refers to the ideal vision that both men and women will work ‘Side by Side’ to solve this and … Continue reading If sexual violence in conflict is a war tactic, let’s work out how to prevent & defeat it.

People Who Plant Trees… from fictional film to reality

It is a very basic symbiotic relationship: Creatures and Trees. Creatures breathe oxygen and expel carbon dioxide; trees expel oxygen and breathe carbon dioxide. I have sometimes wondered, if the world mobilised a mass tree planting regime, how much carbon would that suck up? Could a worldwide, mega tree-planting 'backyard blitz' help much in addressing … Continue reading People Who Plant Trees… from fictional film to reality