Andrea T Edwards

We are in the ‘Plague Phase’ for humanity

This article – Yes, the Climate Crisis May Wipe out Six Billion People – is a great read and simply explains our predicament. Published in 2019, I think the doubters back then might finally realize what was being said at the time is not only true, but coming at us much faster than anyone expected, because everything I’m reading and listening to is: “much sooner than expected, much faster than expected’ and it’s all pointing to calamity.

Go back four years into climate and social justice reporting at my blog here.

We are in the Plague Phase and while no one will appreciate knowing that the plague is us – humanity – it is true, unfortunately. We are in overshoot and when species are in overshoot, nature sorts it out. We can’t control that. We can minimize it (if there is time) by actively and collectively bringing our overshoot back in balance with the natural world. Really think about what that means.

Here’s an important read on overshoot – Overshoot: Why It’s Already Too Late To Save Civilization

I liked this comment, when challenged that we’ll sort it out because we’re smart: what is the evidence so far that our leaders even recognize the problem? Yep, they do not, although I’m feeling that tide turning, but now it’s a job so huge, so urgent, they don’t even know where to start. Equally the businesses that got us here are lobbying for its solutions to be in the lead, and yet, there is no proof it will even work! Remember “Don’t Look Up”? That’s the equivalent of carbon capture tech right now, and hydrogen, plus many other false solutions.

When it comes to the multiple planetary crisis’ we face, there is such a dissonance on the topic. Many don’t want to listen – it’s too frightening, ugly, hopeless. BUT our kids are facing it and they are terrified, with mental health issues off the charts. Surely, it’s on us adults to listen AND act, so our kids can go to school in peace and believe a future is possible?

By ignoring it or shutting out reality, all we are doing is guaranteeing worse outcomes, that will keep getting worse, until it’s too late to change anything. It might already be too late, but boy, I’m not going to stop fighting for it, because I want a live-able future for my kids, and the billions of people living in parts of the world that are going to get hammered. Don’t you want that too?

What this time requires is all of us to stand up, speak up and do whatever we can, wherever we are, to regenerate our lands, water, air, and more, to get our biodiversity going up rather than down. We need to reduce our lifestyles in every way possible, clean up the mess we’ve made, and vote for (and support) leaders who are capable of leading through these times.

We need governments and businesses changing the entire system that got us to this point, and we need to accept what that means to us too! If we keep electing strong men, a dystopian reality will be on our collective doorsteps.  

Community is our path forward, get yours together and please, let’s do something, let’s do everything, because time really is running out.

Some important reads

What happens when we run out of water? Thanks to climate change, a dystopian premise is coming true |

More Than a Decade of Megadrought Brought a Summer of Megafires to Chile – Inside Climate News

Cuts in Europe’s air pollution have boosted Arctic warming by 0.5C – Carbon Brief

Top 10 Causes Of Global Warming | Sustainability Magazine

I’m a psychologist – and I believe we’ve been told devastating lies about mental health | The Guardian

Europe Is Bracing for (Another) Devastating Drought | WIRED UK

The Need For Human-Free Zones



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Environment education

Four environment resources to help you navigate this challenging territory.

  1. Knowledge, constantly updating
  2. Individual action and awareness, so we do our part
  3. Resources for those struggling with eco-anxiety. Please share with your community.
  4. Finally, more than 100 mini-videos on many topics regarding the multiple crisis’ we face. Feel free to download and use as your own. No credit necessary.

Uncommon Courage: an invitation

Uncommon Courage is an invitation to be your courageous best self every day. It’s also an antidote to the overwhelm, fear, and rage rolling around the world. But it’s more than a book; it’s an invitation to join an inclusive community that wants to better understand humanities challenges – both global and personal – in order to take courageous action and create a better world for everyone. If Covid19 has given us the time and space to reflect, Uncommon Courage gives us the nudge we need to create lasting change.

You can buy it on AmazonApple BooksBarnes & Noble, Book DepositoryBooktopia, SmashwordsKobo, Gardners, Odilo, Indie Bound, BookShop by BookTrib and Scribd.

Better yet, order it from your local bookstore, so you can #SupportLocal.

You can read the reviews, including a new five-star review on Book Commentary, another five-star review on ReaderViews, a review on BookTrib, and three more on Booklife, another on Book Commentary and Blue Ink Reviews. I’m also collating reviews on my Website too. Have a look and grateful to everyone who has written or recorded one.

Come and join the conversation in my Facebook Group Uncommon Courage.

Listen in to the Uncommon Courage, the podcast on Apple, Spotify and everywhere podcasts are published.

The Know Show

Check out The Know Show. It’s a fortnightly wrap up of the news!

Climate Courage

A fortnightly conversation on issues that matter to you and I, focusing on the actions we can all take.

18 Steps to an All-Star LinkedIn Profile 

Listed by Book Authority in the 100 Best LinkedIn Books of All Time and 22 Best New LinkedIn eBooks To Read In 2021 and 2022 categories. Grab it today if you want to take your professional presence to the next level! When it comes to LinkedIn, it really is time to ask — can you really afford not to have this book in the hands of every employee?

Are you a Social CEO? The Social CEO: How Social Media Can Make You A Stronger Leader. 

Want to claim your stage? Unleash Your Voice – Powerful Public Speaking for Every Woman 


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