Category: Climate Emergency
I first became aware of the concept of Deep Adaptation in 2018 when I read Professor Jem Bendell’s self-published paper which, at the time, went viral. You can read more about my climate breakdown ‘awakening’ journey here. Then in 2021 Bendell edited a book in partnership with Rupert Read titled Deep Adaptation: Navigating the Realities…
One year on: placing people at the heart of the climate emergency
Follow-up blog originally published on NHS Employers about the role of OD Practitioners in response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency
Active Hope is a book exploring how to navigate the profound uncertainties facing society today.
What does OD have to do with the Climate and Ecological Emergency?
In February 2021 I wrote a blogpost for NHS Employers which was published here. For posterity’s sake (websites for professional organisations do change over time, and things sometimes disappear!) I have decided to post this into my personal blog. At the time of writing, over a year has passed since its publication – a lot…
We are the first generation
“We are the first generation to feel the effects of climate change, and the last generation to be able to do something about it”. Barack Obama, 2014 What an immense privilege and responsibility it is to be alive at this time. Generations of the immediate and distant future depend on the choices and actions we…
Recently I have been re-reading some of the notes I’ve made over the last few years about the climate and ecological emergency. Having devoured various books, articles, courses and documentaries I am much better informed than I was in 2018 when I had a wake-up call to the true severity of our predicament. “This is…
What does the Titanic have to do with the Climate Emergency?
I have recently started to watch the “Just In Case” lecture and interview series hosted by Mee Yan Cheung-Judge on her YouTube channel, Quality and Equality. This is a great resource for anyone interested in Organisation Development and I recommend if you haven’t come across it before. Recently I was watching an episode with Glenda…
Reflections on our climate emergency #1
Whoever we are, whatever we do, and wherever we live, every single one of us will be increasingly affected by anthropogenic climate change and the world’s unfolding sixth mass extinction. My wake-up call I remember being concerned about the health and wellbeing of planet earth from a relatively young age. My first proper wake-up call…