Often we have to be the catalyst for change - be brave !

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All-too-often we wait for others to lead, we wait & wait, fearing to make the first step...result ? Sadly, the initiatives never come to fruition & society is much the poorer. Take a breath, be bold, encourage others, it can "sow the seed" from which great things can grow. Step forth folks don't be intimidated.

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Three reasons why Jacinda Ardern's coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership. Here is a politician that rises to the occasion ! Given the virus has, by & large, taken us into uncharted territory her performance has been brilliant but not, of course, faultless. She is an example to the World in a host of ways. She has made so many, like Trump & Pence, look like the dopes & myopic, corrupt fools they truly are ! Bravo !

Three reasons why Jacinda Ardern's coronavirus response has been a masterclass in crisis leadership

As someone who researches and teaches leadership, I’d argue New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is giving most Western politicians a masterclass in crisis leadership.

What would a fast, coordinated, collective response to climate change look like? Mother Nature might well be teaching us a lesson & often a phenomenon like that which is happening right now can be sobering ! In fact really positive ! The strength is the joining of hands & hearts in a positive way & IT RESTS WITH THE POWER OF THE MASSES IN SAVING OUR ASSES !! The wake-up call in fact !

What would happen if the world reacted to climate change like it’s reacting to the coronavirus?

What would a fast, coordinated, collective response to climate change look like? Mother Nature might well be teaching us a lesson & often a phenomenon like that which is happening right now can be sobering ! In fact really positive ! The strength is the joining of hands & hearts in a positive way & IT RESTS WITH THE POWER OF THE MASSES IN SAVING OUR ASSES !! The wake-up call in fact !

Sadly, a hero for the vulnerable native tribes killed in error by those he strove to protect. A complete tragedy spawned by the anxiety of tribes regularly targeted by loggers, mininginterests, etc. This highlights WHY WE MUST ALL RALLY TO ASSIST THESE PEACE-LOVING TRIBES - NOW !!!

Tragic attack sparks concern for future of isolated Amazon tribes

Mistaken for an intruder, a determined defender of Brazil’s Indigenous groups is killed in an arrow attack by isolated nomads.

Jared Kushner Calls US COVID Death Toll of 60,000 a "Great Success Story" - so this corrupt little jerk thinks Trump's delayed inappropriate response was "great" - how bloody callous  all while the bastard was "hiding in the safe bunkers" making money !

Jared Kushner Calls 60,000 COVID Deaths "a Great Success Story" for Trump Administration

Like Trump, his son-in-law is apparently not beyond putting a rosy spin on a national tragedy for political gain.

'This Is Despicable': Not Even COVID-19 Pandemic Can Halt Trump's Right-Wing Takeover of Federal Courts - here is Trump stacking the Courts to ensure the US is saddled with jaundiced appointments. He & his sycophants will be remembered as the architects of ramming the last few nails in the US democratic system ! Future generations will be left with the imposts & they will trigger widespread reaction. The GOP must be punished severely !!!

'This Is Despicable': Not Even COVID-19 Pandemic Can Halt Trump's Right-Wing Takeover of Federal Courts

Critics warn the president's latest nominees for lifetime appellate court positions are both committed to the "deadly agenda" of overturning the entire Affordable Care Act.

Biden’s Policies Propose Minor Changes in a Time of Crisis.  Biden, on self admission, doesn't really want change in a number of critically important issues. That is a "COP-OUT" ! Trump is a disaster BUT possibly NOT the biggest disaster facing us Worldwide ! Fact is Climate Change & a whole myriad of things are more likely to overwhelm BUT Trump is easily "fixed" if enough had guts to throw him out !

Biden’s Policies Propose Minor Changes in a Time of Crisis

Biden assured wealthy donors that under his leadership, “nothing would fundamentally change.” His policies reflect that.

Iceland uses coronavirus stimulus money to fight climate change - great to see the "minor" nations taking the lead ! they are taking a leaf out of the sterling efforts of our young who are already on the ascendancy putting loathsomely slow current politicians to shame - WHERE MOST DESERVE TO BE !

Iceland uses coronavirus stimulus money to fight climate change

Last week, the Icelandic government rolled out several new environmental policies and proposals addressing climate change as part of the country's second COVID-19 economic stimulus package.

Sadly this is Capitalism working as designed ! The wealthy are poised & ready to "rip the shirts off the backs of the masses" only to overfill their coffers ! This is the Trickle Down theory debunked BUT SWALLOWED BY TOO MANY who ignored the warnings ! Now be wary, as history proves, this is not followed by the distraction of war !!!!!!

'Most Cataclysmic' Jobs Report of Our Lifetime Shows US Unemployment Soaring to Level Not Seen Since Great Depression

While the official government figure is 14.7% for April, some economists estimate the actual unemployment rate is around 23.6%.

Bravo to Olivia for having the guts to speak up about the treatment offered by cronies of Trump - they are an inept, cowardly, spineless bunch too afraid of a Trump reaction !

Former coronavirus task force member describes political pressure on scientists

Olivia Troye, former adviser to Mike Pence on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, talks with Rachel Maddow about how the better judgment of scientists was bullied and pressured by White House officials to better serve Donald Trump's political agenda.

Elizabeth Warren wants to ban mining on public lands — with one exception | Grist. Clearly Elizabeth has given some thought to this & although it would be great to have no exceptions we have to be realistic. Elizabeth & Bernie would complement well - they have the nous to "work through" any differences.

Elizabeth Warren wants to ban mining on public lands — with one exception

The topic deserves more than a 10-second response, since it’s central to the world’s ability to stave off catastrophic climate change.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund decided to sever fossil fuel investments six years ago -- and outpaced indices - The Washington Post This development needs heralding - a younger generation recognising NO FUTURE IN A RAVAGED EARTH - amen to that. Here is scope to build-on - in a dramatic way. None of us are eternal, so riches for riches sake are daft ! We owe to our young & every entity on Earth, a future -NOW LET'S "UP ANCHOR" & GET THE JOB DONE !!!!!!!!!

Rockefeller heirs to Big Oil find dumping fossil fuels improved bottom line

in 2014, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund decided to sever fossil fuel investments -- and since then it has outpaced its benchmark indices.

Brazil to deploy troops to protect Amazon as deforestation surges - Reuters Bolsonaro is playing with this situation as he has been advocating encouraging the destruction. He, like Trump, is a lying bastard but he is "window-dressing" in this move. Increasing numbers opposed to destruction are very aware of the devious game he is playing ! Time to bring this bastard "down - one in the World like Trump is more than enough !!!

Brazil to deploy troops to protect Amazon as deforestation surges

Brazil plans to deploy its armed forces to fight deforestation and fires in the Amazon jungle, Vice President Hamilton Mourão said on Wednesday, in an effort protect the world's largest rainforest where destruction has surged since last year.

Joe Biden has a podcast, and there’s an episode on climate change | Grist Well it's a start & given many other dismal options in the US right now at least moving "a little chink forward"! We have to ensure it's not just an election ploy to be "tossed on the back burner" if he succeeds .

Joe Biden has a podcast, and there's an episode on climate change

There is a way to get access to the inner workings of Uncle Joe’s brain, and it doesn’t require sneaking past the Secret Service.

New Report Takes Aim at Five Banking Institutions Backing Amazon Rainforest Exploitation | Common Dreams News It is time for the public to pressure the banks who are funding the Amazon rainforest destruction. The last thing the World needs right now is a further assault on the priceless Amazon. Banks ARE reliant on public goodwill so play YOUR part in deterring them from facilitating this wanton destruction !

New Report Takes Aim at Five Banking Institutions Backing Amazon Rainforest Exploitation

"Five of the world's most powerful financial institutions are actively contributing to climate change by providing debt and equity financing for crude oil extraction projects in the Amazon."

Too many politicians are playing "lip service" to addressing environmental issues - & this is occurring across the political divide ! Elections come, there is a lot of insipid posturing but, as many of the young have detected, there are the "throw-away lines" for "public consumption. There is an urgency now & the "window-dressing" has to stop & "asses need kicking into gear"!

Analysis | Can We Undo Trump’s Environmental Damage?

American climate policy can be salvaged, but environmentalists say action has to be swift and sweeping.