Friday, 07 July 2017 00:00

Thoughts & links relating to the 'Canary of Climate change'

Renee’s blog from last week “Canaries of Climate change”, was a stark reminder of real and immediate challenges facing us in agriculture (and life) today! It made me reflect, not only on what we can do in our roles in R4D but also in our day-to-day activities that are in our sphere of control.

Two things I have come across recently touch on this topic (which also align with the topic of last year’s Crawford Conference, ‘Waste Not Want Not’):

1. A podcast where we hear the inspirational story of the incredible woman behind OzHarvest (you can listen to it here). This is from a few years ago, but it’s great to hear Ronni Khan’s story – and get you thinking about how you can get more involved

2. A book (Drawdown which I haven’t read yet) by Paul Hawken, which ranks the top 100 solutions to global warming. The idea of the book is to put together a list of things that we, as ordinary people, can understand and act upon rather than some of the high-end theoretical jargon. Towards the top of the list are three things that are close to my heart; refrigerant use, reducing food waste and (relating to our work overseas) educating girls.

The idea of this short little piece is not for me wax lyrically about climate change or any other topic that has been brought up in our Friday blog, but instead is to share any recent published articles, blogs, papers, podcasts or books that relate to it and may be of interest to our members. We (the RAID team) hope that this is a way for us to share interesting things to read or listen to.

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