Greta Thunberg goes Death Metal and other Links I Liked

Note to would-be future politicians – destroy your school correspondence. Here’s young Boris Johnson’s (supposedly – I have no idea if it is a spoof).

‘How to analyse change processes’. My short paper is now Oxfam’s research guidelines series.

5% of the world’s population live less than 4m above sea level – the predicted rise by 2100 ht Max Roser

‘African countries that ended conflicts after 1985 have almost twice the number of women in Parliament than African countries where recent conflicts have not occurred.’ Interesting aside in piece on quotas.

When an Empowerment and Livelihoods for Adolescents programme in Sierra Leone was interrupted by Ebola, girls who had been through the programme coped better. Same story for conflict in South Sudan.

Tale of the converted: how complex social problems have made me question the use of data in driving impact

Shock announcement from Greta Thunberg on twitter: ‘I have moved on from this climate thing… From now on I will be doing death metal only!! ‘


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2 Responses to “Greta Thunberg goes Death Metal and other Links I Liked”
  1. Adam Baden-Clay

    I generally enjoy this weekly mash-up that you send out, and appreciate the mix of weighty serious material and light hearted humour. However, I found myself physically repulsed by your inclusion of the Greta Thunberg death metal video. It is entirely inappropriate to trivialize and draw humour from the real and raw emotion that this incredibly courageous young woman showed as she spoke truth to a meeting of the world’s most powerful people. We, the world’s adults, have failed her and her peers by our inaction; and we fail them again by laughing at them in any context. This video only serves the nefarious ends of the world’s powerful alt-right bullies as they attempt to discredit and pour scorn on a child who is simply delivering a clear and grave message of urgency, that is proving inconvenient to their continued plundering of our planet for their profit. The only appropriate response to Greta and her message is gratitude, humility, and urgent radical action.

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