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Is mainstream climate science the new denialism?
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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A recent blog post by environmentalist Jonathan Porritt has accused the majority of climate scientists of being complicit in deliberately not articulating the reality of the speed and impact of climate change. You can read the blog here There is a lot to discuss in this  blog post despite it being written in a polemical…

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The Danger of Climate Emergency Politics
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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Thoughtful paper by Prof Mike Hulme on why the fetishisation of single outcomes like carbon or temperature may have unintended negative consequences, diminish goals and support authoritarianism. Far better to adopt a broader suite of human flourishing goals like the SDG’s.

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Not the End of the World
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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Excellent new book by Hannah Ritchie Lead Researcher at Our World in Data, challenging some of the more pessimistic predictions of existential crisis. You can order it here

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Handbook Of Climate Change Leadership in Organisations Discount
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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The Handbook of Climate Change Leadership in Organisations is being published this week by Routledge. Use code EFL04 for a 20% discount.

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The Handbook of Climate Change Leadership in Organisations
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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The Handbook for Climate Change Leadership in Organisations edited by Dr. Doug MacKie is now available to view online

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SMI Certification
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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It was rewarding to obtain my certification in the Sustainability Mindset Indicator (SMI) last week from www.smindicator.com pioneered by Isabel Rimanoczy & Beate Klingenberg. Looking forward to integrating this into my sustainable leadership development practice.

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Net Zero Review makes the economic case for decarbonisation
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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The new net zero review by Chris Skidmore crushes the meme that net zero is an excuse for higher taxes and increased govt. See here for a useful summary

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UNEP Emissions Gap Report
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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The latest UNEP Emissions gap report makes for disturbing reading. After 26 COP meetings the NDC voluntary framework has failed to produce the necessary emissions reduction to reduce global warming to 2.0C let alone 1.5C. The emissions gap in 2030 is now projected at 15GTCO2 for a 2 C pathway and 23GTCO2 for a 1.5C…

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Forthcoming conferences with Climate Related Themes
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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It’s good to see that both the International Studying Leadership conference and the European Congress of Psychology feature climate change and other existential concerns in their program. Responsible leadership requires that all leadership and psychology conferences address these concerns as a priority. Great to see Europe leading on this issue.

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Modifying climate related behaviour
  • Posted by: Dr. Doug MacKie
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A useful summary of some of the research into the modification of climate change related behaviour is published here. Some key learnings are that insight alone is insufficient for change and that negative emotions related to climate doomism can lead to helplessness rather than action.

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