Jan. 17, 2022

Quick Climate Links: Sailing into a realization about the finiteness of the world

Quick Climate Links: Sailing into a realization about the finiteness of the world

Yachtswoman, Dame Ellen MacArthur (pictured) become famous when she sailed solo around the world establishing a new record for such an undertaking and it was during that event that she had something of a "light-bulb" moment about the finiteness of the world.

Returning to shore she decided to do something with that realization and sometime later set up the "Ellen MacArthur Foundation" that encourages people to think seriously about and embrace a circular economy.

And it was in Tim Jackon's book "Post Growth" that I first encountered Ellen MacArthur.

Check out today's Quick Climate Links:

"Is climate change behind record-breaking temperatures in the Pilbara?"

"Is nuclear energy an essential weapon in the fight against climate change — or a toxic white elephant?"

"Tasmania's hot weather and heatwaves explained";

"The Global Economic Outlook in five charts";

"Climate change is stressful, scary, and sad. We’re gonna need therapy.";

"How the climate crisis and masculinity intersect";

"A History of U.S. Defense, Intelligence, and Security Assessments of Climate Change";

"Green hydrogen is coming - and these Australian regions are well placed to build our new export industry";

"This WA town just topped 50℃ – a dangerous temperature many Australians will have to get used to";

"World’s poorest bear brunt of climate crisis: 10 underreported emergencies";

"The 'Green City' of Freiburg: Is this Germany's future?";

"Will climate change spell the end of coastal living as we know it?"

Enjoy "Music for a Warming World".

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