How triage can help to make decisions

We all know the harsh reality of having to make decisions on how to spend such resources as our time and focus. Last week I co-wrote an article with Ben Preston for The Conversation on climate adaptation and triage. Triage as a concept emerged in World War I and is: “a process of prioritizing actions… Continue reading How triage can help to make decisions

Normalising ideas

I am still reading Seth Godin’s book 'This is marketing" how ideas spread and ideas develop, and it still keeps giving me great ideas and inspiration. What Seth really emphasis is the role of narratives and the importance of paying attention to these: “You can’t get someone to do something that they don’t want to… Continue reading Normalising ideas

Will COP24 deliver the great expectations?

This week in Queensland, temperatures are soaring, with temperature records consistently breaking this week, with potential for fire tornadoes with the strong winds, and also potentially a devastating season for our coral reefs as the summer heat begins. Meanwhile, school children and youth in Australia are staging a campaign and not going to school as… Continue reading Will COP24 deliver the great expectations?

Is conservation missing the boat on climate adaptation?

This week I have attended the 5th European Congress on Conservation, organised by Society of Conservation Biology. My reason attending this conference is that I am curious as to how climate adaptation is treated/examined in other fields (it's also in Finland, which of course is a plus). In general, I want to have a better understanding… Continue reading Is conservation missing the boat on climate adaptation?

Rebuilding in a changing world

This week, several news items have focused on rebuilding and relocation. There are many areas that have experienced devastating disasters where people still rebuild, often because they do not necessarily have a choice. Others are willing to take more risks and assess for example living in a flood prone area as a gamble that they… Continue reading Rebuilding in a changing world