Use the competence curve to effectively learn any new skill

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Why is learning often exciting until it’s not?


How to effectively fight fire with fire. (We’re doing it all wrong).

Green sprouts from the Australian landscape after a cultural burn.
Green sprouts from the Australian landscape after a cultural burn.
Green sprouts from the Australian landscape after a cultural burn. Photo from Australian Camping.

The day the fire stood still.


Does the #BirthStrike movement have a point?

#Birthstrike movement responds to climate change.
#Birthstrike movement responds to climate change.
Photo by Caleb Woods on Unsplash

Miley’s primal shock response.


Moving past the collective angst with better transport choices.

From Catholic Guilt to Climate Guilt. Fyakam is the shame of flying.
From Catholic Guilt to Climate Guilt. Fyakam is the shame of flying.
Image by the author.

The Vatican was concerned over neo-paganism.


Don’t just protest, vote!

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Canada is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world.


Why fire is sprawling into the suburbs

California fires. Photo by La Comadre

Burn or don’t burn?


Fear drives nationalism, bravery drives collective action.

Photo from mobiletransaction.org

The issue of inequality could not be relocated.


How the failure to reach an agreement began in Chile.

Postage stamp United Nations 6c featuring U.N, Building, Santiago, Chile. Author screenshot from eBay.

It all began with the Latin American Spring.

Close calls, but polarized politics.


Five principles to regenerate our soils to prevent wildfires and flooding

Soybean seeds. Photo by AgroDaily.

The land started going dry — as if all the life had been sucked out of it.


Clearing up the confusion about “climate action”

An urban park in Curitiba, Brazil that serves as a model for blending mitigation with adaptation actions. Photo by Mercator Research Insitute on Global Commons and Climate Change.

Climate adaptation vs climate change mitigation

Mitigation — reduces climate change

Mitigation is about avoiding the unmanageable.

Bella Ota

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. Editor and Founder of CLIMURGENCY, a publication about our urgency to adapt. All views my own.

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