Category Archives: social mindsets

Social issues including paradigms

Why we need to know

An educated, informed electorate is an essential bulwark of democracy. People want things to be simpler, said voters in three big electoral events last year – Malcolm Turnbull’s narrow squeak, the Brexit plebiscite and the US presidential election. Complexity almost … Continue reading

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Margaret Steadman and other nation-builders

The Australian of the Year awards reflect our nation at its best I thought I knew something about living more sustainably when I started advocating for stronger climate action. Then I met Margaret Steadman. At that time Margaret managed the … Continue reading

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Warming record gets the cold shoulder

Those who govern us are alarmingly indifferent to warming extremes   As I write this, climate monitoring organisations around the world including our own Bureau of Meteorology are assessing where 2016 sits on Earth’s 136-year temperature record. Very soon the … Continue reading

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